The Lafayette Clinical Research Group has successfully recruited subjects with opiate induced constipation. Despite effective pain relief with narcotic medicines, this class of drugs has a negative effect on bowel motility. This leaves subjects bound up or constipated, adversely affecting their quality of life. This is an incredibly common problem yet there are very few remedies capable of addressing this burden on those suffering. Although a randomized study, some subject believe their life has been so dramatically changed that they are concerned what will happen when the study ends.
If you would like to learn more about opiate induced constipation or about other exciting research opportunities in women’s health (endometriosis, HSDD, vulvovaginal atrophy), multiple sclerosis, or options for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip, please call the dedicated research center at (765) 269-7134.