Angie Daughter of Bill Posted November 16, 2004 Share Posted November 16, 2004 I have a dilema with my Dad. His pain meds are causing TERRIBLE constipation. He is taking 60ml of Lactulose two times daily. This is NOT helping. He goes 4 or 5 days without "going". When he does go, it's because he finally gave in and used a Fleet's Enema. Dad is taking Oxycontin 40mg two times daily. In between the Oxy doses he is taking Lortab 7.5mg about every 4 or 5 hours. Here's my question....... would it be better for Dad to up his pain med dose so that he has to take fewer pills. (Maybe like Percodan or Percoset between the Oxy or some sort of immediate release pain med for the rough times) Or, should we stick with what he is taking for pain and change the Lactulose to something else?? Dad is not eating much at all due to feeling sooooo full all the time. Dr. Joe, what seems to work for your patients?? We will certainly be asking Dad's onc. about this, but I do like to have myself armed with a few ideas. Thanks in advance........as my Dad says, "It's rough when your pooper don't poop!" Angie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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