Constipation exam questions for medical finals, OSCEs and MRCP PACES
What are the metabolic causes of constipation?
- Hypothyroidism, Hypercalcaemia, Hypokalaemia
Which medications commonly cause constipation?
- Calcium channel blockers (Verapamil)
- Anticholinergics (Tricyclic antidepressants, phenothiazines)
- Iron supplements
What are the various types of laxatives used in constipation?
- Bulking agents
- Stool softeners
- Stimulant laxatives
- Osmotic laxatives