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Assessing and Managing Narcotic-Induced Constipation in Adults With Cancer.

  title={Assessing and Managing Narcotic-Induced Constipation in Adults With Cancer.},
  journal={Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center},
  volume={6 2},
  • McMillan
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
Constipation is a common problem among persons receiving narcotics for treatment of pain. Although it occurs very commonly, it is often underassessed and undertreated by both physicians and nurses, leaving patients to grapple with this problem alone. Because patients often do not understand the mechanism that is causing the constipation, their self-treatment may be less than effective. Narcotic-induced constipation is a problem caused by the treatment provided by health care professionals and… 
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