According to guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association, laxatives should be used as first-line agents for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation.
Soluble and insoluble fiber are bulking agents; however, fiber does not improve colonic motility, which gives it a limited role in the treatment of opioid-induced constipation.
Despite conflicting widespread beliefs, there is little evidence that the routine use of stimulant laxatives is harmful to the colon.
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