Narcotics Cause Heartburn and Worsen GERD

Heartburn Causes

Narcotics like morphine, codeine, oxycontin, and methadone cause heartburn and worsen acid reflux, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms by causing esophageal dysfunction, slowed digestion, and opioid-induced vomiting. Though the side effects of narcotic use are a major challenge, there are strategies for preventing heartburn and GERD.