Pharmacists can play an important role in educating patients about the best options for managing constipation.
When counseling a patient with constipation, it is important to review the patient’s medication list to determine the potential cause.
The results of a new study show that constipation prevalence was 2- to 3-fold higher in pregnant women and women postpartum.
Individuals with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation indicated that although their symptoms worsened during the pandemic, they did not seek medical care.
The following guidelines represent the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association on constipation.
The American Gastroenterological Association provides guidelines around various topics in the management of irritable bowel disease and bowel disorders.
Medline Plus offers streamlined information on the diagnosis and treatment of constipation, as well as the latest research.
Learn about the most recent clinical trials and research in constipation.
The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders provides a list of clinical studies, in adults and children, that are seeking participants.
Learn more about the etiology of constipation and available therapeutic options.
The American College of Gastroenterology offers a basic overview of constipation and defecation problems along with patient resources.
Learn more about OTC laxatives for constipation use.
This comprehensive patient guide to opioid-induced constipation (OIC) provides an overview of OIC, discussion points for talking to a provider, and patient tools for managing OIC.
The American College of Gastroenterology offers a comprehensive library of information on gastrointestinal health and disease.
Learn more about digestive health topics and get access to educational and training resources on improving your digestive health and quality of life.
The Merck Manual offers a consumer-focused overview of constipation and its complications, causes, treatment, and other key facts.
The Patient Action Plan includes tips for lifestyle and diet modifications as well as a medication plan to help patients consistently follow your recommended treatment regimen.
The Patient Point Poster is designed to help patients easily, and with minimal embarrassment, define their stool type; it also includes educational information about potential causes for constipation and tips for achieving symptom relief.
FAQs about Constipation will help facilitate the often difficult conversation about constipation with your patients.
FAQs about MiraLAX® help to explain how MiraLAX® works, where to buy it, and how to properly take it to get effective results.