Written by: Neal Dave, PharmD and Julianne Orr, PharmD NCODA Spring Forum PQI Workshop
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
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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