• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: What opioids do to your gut

December 21, 2016

a medical staff person holding medication pills and a glass of waterPrescription opioid pain medications help ease pain, but they also cause some unwanted side effects. Constipation is a common problem associated with opioid use. What can you do about it?

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Camilleri about opioid-induced constipation. He has insight into why it happens and how you can manage it.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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