Gastroenterology Book

//fpnotebook.com/

Constipation in Pregnancy

Aka: Constipation in Pregnancy
  1. See Also
    1. Constipation
    2. Gastrointestinal Medications in Pregnancy
    3. Hemorrhoid Management
  2. Evaluation
    1. See Constipation
  3. Management: Symptomatic
    1. Maximize dietary intake
      1. Fiber supplementation with Psyllium (Metamucil)
      2. More than 64 ounces of non-caffeinated fluid daily
      3. Increase intake of non-constipating foods (prunes)
    2. Medications safe in pregnancy
      1. Miralax (PEG 3350)
        1. Minimal absorption
      2. DocusateSodium (Colace)
        1. Questionable efficacy
    3. Medications to avoid in pregnancy
      1. Avoid Stimulant Laxatives (senna, Docusate) except for brief short-term use
  4. References
    1. Larimore (2000) Prim Care 27(1):35-53 [PubMed]

You are currently viewing the original 'fpnotebook.com\legacy' version of this website. Internet Explorer 8.0 and older will automatically be redirected to this legacy version.

If you are using a modern web browser, you may instead navigate to the newer desktop version of fpnotebook. Another, mobile version is also available which should function on both newer and older web browsers.

Please Contact Me as you run across problems with any of these versions on the website.

Navigation Tree