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In Canada Only? Meds for Opiod Constipation??

Postby OttawaMarc1234 » 13 Feb 2018, 22:02

Painful evening Anal Spasms have me wondering if anyone out there knows of any Medications available in "Canada" that a) Are Covered under OHIP drug plan and b) that you take with your Opiod Pain Meds ie OXYCODONE that alleviate the severe constipation side effects of the Opiod medication??

In the US of A I heard about "Naloxagel" (Not avalable in Canada) thats frustrating..there is one available in Canada but is bloody $Expensive$ called "Targin" $278.00 for 10 pills...take 4 a day!!...thats NUTS!! Not covered under any healthplan....
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Re: In Canada Only? Meds for Opiod Constipation??

Postby chachacha » 13 Feb 2018, 22:58

I recently had a hemorrhoidectomy and took Restorlax with my opioids. I had absolutely no constipation at all. Finding the right dose though, is the tricky part. I felt so lucky to have tried the perfect dose for me, right away.
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Re: In Canada Only? Meds for Opiod Constipation??

Postby OttawaMarc1234 » 14 Feb 2018, 00:33

....so what is your "Secret Government Dose"????
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Re: In Canada Only? Meds for Opiod Constipation??

Postby chachacha » 14 Feb 2018, 08:14

Though Restorlax isn't covered by OHIP, I bought a no-name large bottle at No Frills for only about $10 and used a cap full (one regular dose) per day. That went perfectly with 4mg of Hydromorphone every six hours. Everyone's body is VERY different though, so you may need much more than that or much less. That's the really tricky part and usually only comes with trial and error. It's a low cost solution to the constipation from opioids though, that worked well for me.
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Re: In Canada Only? Meds for Opiod Constipation??

Postby OttawaMarc1234 » 14 Feb 2018, 09:50

Almost went to Emerg by Ambulance from another painful spasm at 5 am this morning....after i pooed. Too tired. Talked myself out of it ...living alone with supportive Miss Maggie my 11 year old Silver Tabby Cat...I took a bath went back to sleep and (2) extra strength Tylenol (covered)some Nifidipine Cream with Baclofen and Lidocane Compound(not covered).

Up now still suffering a little...may have too poo soon. Dread!! Supposed to be unseasonably mild in Ottawa today...will go for a walk. Sitting ( or I should say 'squirming' ) on my donut too much these days and Whining!!
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Re: In Canada Only? Meds for Opiod Constipation??

Postby chachacha » 14 Feb 2018, 10:20

We're having a nice day in Toronto too. I'm sorry to hear that things are so painful for you and hope that things improve at least a little, soon.
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Postby OttawaMarc1234 » 14 Feb 2018, 10:31

Spoke with my Cancer Team they want me to come to Emerg tomorrow morning and hopefully speak with both the Palititive and Colacteral Team while am waiting....am squirming to much and lack of sleep past 4 nights. Need some kind of Chronic Pain Plan. What am doing aint working. Thanks. Planning to do some outside bottle collecting (dumpster diving) get my blood flowing and me off my donut. Marc
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Re: In Canada Only? Meds for Opiod Constipation??

Postby OttawaMarc1234 » 15 Feb 2018, 01:11

Passed out after dinner tonight. Just woke up to burning spasms again. Going to Emerg at 8 am with friend. Suffering allnight. 4 consecutive nights of bad sleeps.
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Re: In Canada Only? Meds for Opiod Constipation??

Postby chachacha » 15 Feb 2018, 07:33

I hope that they can help.
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Re: In Canada Only? Meds for Opiod Constipation??

Postby OttawaMarc1234 » 15 Feb 2018, 13:35

We didnt nake it cause if icy roads
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