An 88 year old woman approaches the pharmacist seeking a recommendation. She has been suffering from constipation for the past several weeks and has not found relief with the remedies she has tried, including eating prunes and using a daily fiber supplement. On reviewing her pharmacy profile, the pharmacist confirms she is taking multiple long-term medications including the one to treat hypertension, diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, and asthma. What can the pharmacist recommend to alleviate this patient’s acute constipation and prevent recurrence?
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