Issues for Surgery
Risk of exacerbation of chronic constipation if omitted, which may be further exacerbated by administration of opioids.
Advice in the Perioperative period
Patients taking combined oral contraceptive
If pre-operative cessation of combined oral contraceptive is being considered see Further Information.
Review if patient develops reduced gastrointestinal motility (e.g. ileus) post-operatively1, 2.
Patients undergoing Colorectal Surgery
Interaction(s) with Common Anaesthetic Agents
None1, 2, 3.
Interaction(s) with other Common Medicines used in the Perioperative Period