A Q&A with Jeffrey Fudin, BS, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, FFSMB
Opioid medications are rarely the first choice of individuals with chronic pain. But for people with severe pain who have not found relief from other therapies, opioids may be necessary. Unfortunately, opioids can have a number of side effects, including opioid-induced constipation or OIC.
Below, Dr. Jeffrey Fudin talks about OIC, how it differs from regular constipation, and treatment options.