- By Vivien Williams
Mayo Clinic Minute: What opioids do to your gut
Prescription 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.
Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads. Read the script.