A member asked:

Can codeine cause weight gain?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. William Newton answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Very rare.: Not much more to say. All medications have side effects but weight gain is listed as very rare for codeine. If you experience weight gain with no other changes is medications or lifestyle then this may be a side effect and should be discussed with you physician.

Answered 8/13/2018


Dr. Ron Jones answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes and No: I do not see how Codeine itself can cause weight gain, however the relief of pain and the "feel good" effects of a lot of different drugs (not just codeine) can increase you appetite, you eat more, and wallah! you get fat.

Answered 12/10/2019



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