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Constipation is a predictable, expected side effect of morphine. It is so predictable that many healthcare providers recommend that people who take morphine also take a laxative before any problems occur. As long as you keep taking the narcotic, constipation will not go away or get better on its own. Contact your healthcare provider right away if your constipation becomes severe or if laxatives do not help.
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