Don’t be embarrassed to discuss it

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Do you know the side effects of your prescription medications?

(NewsUSA) — Do you or someone you know take a medication to alleviate a condition like chronic pain, or perhaps to treat high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Well, while treating your issue, the medication may also cause a side effect that many of us don’t want to talk about… constipation.

That’s right, while your medication can effectively manage your condition, it might also occasionally cause your bowels to “clog up.”

Constipation is really not that unusual, so you don’t have to feel embarrassed to talk about it with your doctor or pharmacist.

“Many people are unaware that their prescription, as well as some over-the-counter drugs, can cause occasional constipation,” Registered Pharmacist Jim Morelli said.

The list of culprits include certain products from classes of medications such as analgesics, high blood pressure medications, and high-cholesterol drugs. Occasional constipation can be uncomfortable, but there should be no shame in discussing this condition with your health-care provider. It’s important to talk to your doctor about any side effects that you may experience while taking prescription or over-the-counter products.

If you become constipated, try Senokot-S Tablets. Senokot-S Tab-lets contain a natural vegetable laxative ingredient, plus a stool softener, to provide gentle, overnight relief from occasional constipation. Read full product label before use.

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