Written by: Neal Dave, PharmD and Julianne Orr, PharmD NCODA Spring Forum PQI Workshop
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Opioids are commonly utilized in the management of moderate to severe cancer pain. Constipation is a major side effect of opioid administration and should be assessed and managed by the healthcare team.
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Written by: Brady Quinn and Britny Rogala, PharmD – University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
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The utilization of proper diet, over-the-counter medications, and alternative prescriptions can be helpful for patients suffering from multisource drug-induced constipation. Preventing this type of constipation requires less interventions than treating the symptoms once they occur.1

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Written by: Joshua Nubla, PharmD NCODA- Assistant Manager
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Combinations of fluid hydration therapies, antimotility agents such as loperamide, and dose modifications can be used for patients undergoing chemotherapy induced diarrhea which is problematic in numerous therapy regimens. Continue reading Chemotherapy Induced Diarrhea

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