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does codeine intake trigger use of other substances such as

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does codeine intake trigger use of other substances such as sugary foods and alcohol?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Dr Basu :

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Dr Basu :

Yes it does.

Dr Basu :

Codeine is a opiate and can affect your brain --the apetite center in the hypothalamus.

Customer:

so does it increase my petite?

Dr Basu :

This is a CNS depressant and it removes the inhibitory effect on this center.

Customer:

appetite?

Dr Basu :

Yes it does

Dr Basu :

and it can cause weight gain.

Customer:

and for alcohol too?

Customer:

so if I take codeine it triggers use for other substances?

Customer:

like sugar and alcohol?

Dr Basu :

yes it does

Customer:

I have a lower back pain

Customer:

and got codeine from the doctor

Customer:

as a previous addict of sugar i have relapsed

Customer:

so it could be the codeine that triggered it?

Dr Basu :

we do not use codeine or opiate for back pain nowadays for this reason.

Dr Basu :

there are better options.

Dr Basu :

what have you tried so far?

Customer:

now Im taking voltaren

Dr Basu :

any thing else?

Dr Basu :

ok

Dr Basu :

here is the plan for back pain:

Dr Basu :

we try a muscle relaxant first like baclofen

Customer:

ok thank you

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