Last updated on April 2017

Opioid Induced Bowel Dysfunction in Patients Undergoing Cesarean Section

Brief description of study

Constipation is common in pregnant women. Surgery, anaesthesia and opioid analgesics may further impair bowel function. The aim of the present study was to evaluate if oxycodone-naloxone combination compared to oxycodone reduced bowel dysfunction in patients undergoing caesarean section.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02571881


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Merja Kokki, PhD

Kuopio University Hospital
Kuopio, Finland
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