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Drug Induced Constipation


Listed below are some drugs that may cause constipation

  • Aluminium containing antacids
  • Antispasmodics e.g. dicycloverine, mebeverine, peppermint oil
  • Colestyramine
  • Diuretics e.g. furosemide
  • Antihypertensive drugs e.g. clonidine, methyldopa, propranolol, verapamil
  • Sedating antihistamines e.g. chlorphenamine, promethazine
  • Opioid analgesics e.g. codeine, dihydrocodeine, morphine, tramadol
  • Tricyclic antidepressants e.g. amitriptyline, dosulepin, imipramine
  • Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) e.g. moclobemide, phenelzine
  • Antipsychotics e.g. amisulpride, chlorpromazine, clozapine
  • Antiparkinson drugs e.g. entacapone, pramipexole, procyclidine, selegiline
  • Antiepileptic drugs e.g. carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, pregabalin,
  • Alpha blockers e.g. prazosin, tamsulosin
  • Iron preparations
  • Calcium supplements
  • Bisphosphonates e.g. alendronic acid, risedronate

 

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