Constipation and diarrhoea [0:53]


Constipation and diarrhoea video transcript

Chemotherapy drugs and some anti-nausea medications can cause constipation or diarrhoea.

It is important to treat these side effects early.

Untreated diarrhoea can also lead to dehydration and other complications.

If you develop diarrhoea, you can take medications such Imodium or Gastrostop.

This should help to stop the diarrhoea.

If it still persists after taking medications, notify your treatment team who can advise you on the best course of action.

If you develop constipation, you can ask your treatment team for advice.

Laxatives and stool softeners can be used to ease the constipation.

Your local pharmacist may also be able to advise you.

Last Updated: 15/02/2023