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Do narcotics make it harder to build muscles if they're taken for long periods of time?

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Dr. Norman Marcus
Pain Management
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In brief: Narcotics and Muscle

Narcotic is a legal term, not a medical term. The medications most often thought of when narcotics are mentioned are opiods such as morphine, oxycodone, and methadone.
Used correctly, these medications are not assocated with an inability to build muscle; actually if pain is preventing activity you may be able to maintain muscle massby using an opioid to keep you active despite persistent pain.

In brief: Narcotics and Muscle

Narcotic is a legal term, not a medical term. The medications most often thought of when narcotics are mentioned are opiods such as morphine, oxycodone, and methadone.
Used correctly, these medications are not assocated with an inability to build muscle; actually if pain is preventing activity you may be able to maintain muscle massby using an opioid to keep you active despite persistent pain.
Dr. Norman Marcus
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Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perhaps

There is more and more information available indicating that long term opiate / narcotic use is harmful in many ways.

In brief: Perhaps

There is more and more information available indicating that long term opiate / narcotic use is harmful in many ways.
Dr. Paul Reynolds
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