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Can Opiate Type Drugs Cause Stomach Pain
Unlikely: Cholesterol gall stones form when something upsets the balance among the three components of bile: bile salts, a phospholipid called lisolethicin and cholesterol. Rapid weight gain or loss and pregnancy are common causes in susceptible individuals. I'm not aware of tramadol causing this. ...Read more
Maybe: Chronic neuropathic pain can cause depression, chronic pain causes and is a result of chronic changes in the brain, this also affects mood. Chronic opiate therapy can cause increase sensitivity to pain, and can affect mood. Other meds can be helpful for both problems as well that are non opiate. In an ideal situation handling chronic pain would involve a team approach. Discuss with pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Men yes, women maybe: Men on short-term or long-term prescription or illegal opiates can have decreases in luteinizing hormone (lh) levels, lower testosterone levels, and lower sperm counts and/or reduced sperm quality (motility or morphology). We know less about effects on women. Long-acting opiates (pills or patches) can cause low hormones, absent periods (amenorrhea) or irregular cycles. See http://1.Usa.Gov/gznxys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: They can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can Zofran (ondansetron) cause chronic constipation that causes chronic nausea and ultimately weight loss?
Anything is possible: But it's not likely that Zofran (ondansetron) would cause enough constipation to cause enough nausea to cause weight loss. In fact, Zofran is used to treat nausea. Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zofran-side-effects.html where I couldn't find any mention of your scenario. If you're worried about that sequence of events, ask your doc for another antinausea medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I have never heard anythign like that. Who told you that? ...Read more
If endorphins bind to opioid receptors then why don't they cause nausea and vomiting like opioid painkillers such as morphine?
Yes and other causes: There are many causes of esophagitis, including drinking alcohol. Acid production in the stomach, with reflux and heartburn can cause esophagitis too. Do not guess at the cause of esophagitis, and allow your doctor a chance to figure out the cause. Only then can you find the right treatment. With that said, alcohol may make esophagitis from another cause - even worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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