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Suffering with cancer, has constipation. Heavy bloating on taking duphalac. Remedy?

my moter is 62 years old suffering from cancer , shes on pain management since last 8 months and using fentanyl patches . She suffering from constipation at times. This time doctor advised to take duphalac for constipation treatment. i have given her two doses 15 ml today and her stomach is bloated heavily, kindly advise
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Sorry to hear about your mother's condition. Constipation can occur in these patients and if it does not respond to duphalac, you can use a suppository to stimulate bowel movement. Also, keep in mind that adequate water intake is a must while using laxatives for best action. The bloating should hopefully resolve with the bowel motion but if it persists, then you can contact your doctor again for agents that can reduce bloating.
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