🤓Let’s get down to the hard facts: some medications (notoriously opioids and anticholinergics) are associated with constipation. 💊They reduce activity in the nervous system and slow down the transit of food through the digestive system. The intestine walls absorb more fluid resulting in hard stools and constipation. 💧Drinking more fluids, eating more high fiber foods, and getting regular exercise may help relieve constipation. Using over the counter stool softeners and laxatives may also help.