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Does oxycontin cause weight gain?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
It may: Although the effect is small, all opiods have a tendency for weight gain. This is cased both by direct hypothalamic effects as well as "carb coping" due to mild withdrawal. Naltrexone, an opioid blocked, is known to lead to weight loss.

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