Expert Video - What questions should I ask my doctor about opioid-induced constipation (OIC) treatment?

Gastroenterologist Dr. Jeanetta Frye suggests questions to ask your doctor about treating opioid-induced constipation (OIC). These include why you are taking opioid medications, what side effects may happen with various medications, and what other treatment options may help you control pain and avoid constipation.

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