Constipation

One of the most common non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, constipation can severely affect quality of life. Lifestyle changes like increasing water, increasing dietary fiber, and increasing exercise are the cornerstones of treatment. Lowering medications that may have anticholinergic side effects may be necessary. Specific pharmacological interventions are also available. Common side effects include bloating, gas, upset stomach, and dizziness.

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Lubiprostone Amitiza Shown to significantly relieve symptoms and be well-tolerated in people with Parkinson’s. May also cause chest pain. Product Website Takeda Patient Assistance
Polyethylene glycol 3350 MiraLax Gentle and well-tolerated by people with Parkinson’s. May also cause increased sweating. Product Website

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Senna OTC for constipation
Dulcolax OTC for constipation

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