, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 261–266 | Cite as

Constipation iatrogène

  • J. KerdraonEmail author
  • M. Eleouet
  • P. Coignard
  • L. Siproudhis
Mise Au Point / Update


Avec le bilan d’organicité, l’identification des causes iatrogènes médicamenteuses constitue la première étape du bilan étiologique d’une constipation. Son expression peut aller du simple inconfort passager à une occlusion sur iléus paralytique. L’éviction du médicament iatrogène n’est pas toujours possible, comme lors des traitements antiparkinsoniens, certains traitements antidépresseurs ou l’analgésie aux opiacés. Une analyse systématique des facteurs iatrogènes non médicamenteux est de ce fait d’autant plus indispensable, tout particulièrement chez la personne âgée ou les sujets institutionnalisés.

Mots clés

Constipation Iatrogénicité Médicaments 

Iatrogenic constipation


With evident symptoms of organicity, identifying medication causes may be the first step in the etiology of constipation. Its expression can range from transient discomfort to an occlusion on paralytic ileus. The eviction of iatrogenic medication is not always possible, as in some Parkinson’s treatments, antidepressants, or opiate analgesia. A systematic analysis of other iatrogenic factors is therefore all the more essential, especially in elderly or institutionalized subjects.


Constipation Iatrogenic Medications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kerdraon
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • M. Eleouet
    • 2
  • P. Coignard
    • 1
  • L. Siproudhis
    • 2
  1. 1.Service de réeducation neurologique adulteCMRRF de KerpapePloemeur cedexFrance
  2. 2.Centre de référence Spina Bifida, pavillon Pointeau-du-RoncerayCHU PontchaillouRennes cedex 09France

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