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Adding "Insult to Injury" - Occasional Constipation Can Be a Troubling Side Effect for Baby Boomers Taking Medication for Pain, Heartburn, Depression and More
Date:10/19/2011

a potential side effect of some 150 prescription and many commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) medications, it's important to talk to your healthcare professionals about your medical conditions, the medicines you take and any health concerns you have," urges Morelli. "No question or concern is silly or unimportant."

Some Medicines That Can Cause Occasional Constipation

Certain antacids, antidepressants, and pain relievers, as well as some medications used to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol, can cause constipation(4).

Survey Methodology

Russell Research, an independent survey research firm, conducted online interviews with 1,150 respondents. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. Interviews were conducted from July 19 – 25, 2011, for a sample drawn from Survey Sampling International's SurveySpot online consumer panel.

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(1)  United States Census (2010). Census Data, Age and Sex Composition. Retrieved September 9, 2011 from http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-03.pdf. pp. 2 ,3.

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