Common symptom control
If opioids need to be maintained, the laxatives need to be peristaltic stimulants, not bulkforming agents. Aim for firm faeces with bowels open about every third day. e.g. senna (Senokot) 2 daily or bd bisacodyl (Durolax) 5-10 mg bd Rectal suppositories, microenemas or enemas may be required, e.g. Microlax. Shaw's cocktail is useful for severe constipation. With a small quantity of water melt one tablespoon of Senokot granules in a microwave oven. Add 20 mL Agarol and constitute to 100 mL with cold milk or icecream.
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Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.