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Can medication cause constipation?

Yes, some medications such as antacids (for stomach acidity), strong painkillers, antidepressants and iron supplements can cause constipation. Check with your doctor if you think this may be causing your constipation.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Irritable bowel syndrome


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