opioid list

Opioids list: Here are the common prescription pain relievers and illegal drugs

Many recognize the term 'opioid' yet do not know exactly what they are.

Original Source: indystar.com

Opioids are powerful painkillers prescribed to give relief to those in acute pain. Regular use, even when prescribed by a physician, can lead to dependence.

Prescribed opioids

Codeine: Used for mild to moderately severe pain.

Fentynal: Used to help relieve severe ongoing pain, such as the pain caused by cancer. It is a highly addictive synthetic alternative to morphine. Brand name: Duragesic (patch), Actiq (lozenge), Fentora (dissolving tablet) Lazanda (nasal spray) and Sublimaze (injection).

Hydrocodone: Used to treat moderate to severe pain. Brand names: Lorcet, Lortab, Norco and Vicodin (tablets).

Hydromorphone HCL: Used to treat moderate to severe pain. Brand name: Dilaudid HP (injection) and Dilaudid (pill).

Meperidine: Used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. It may also be used before and during surgery or other procedures. Brand name: Demerol (injection).

Methadone: Used to treat severe, ongoing pain or as part of a treatment program to wean addicts off opioids, including heroin. Brand names: Dolophine and Methadose (tablets).

Morphine: Used to treat severe ongoing pain. Brand names: Duramorph (injection), Infumorph (continuous IV), Astramorph-PF and Avinza (extended-release capsules).

Oxycodone: Used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. Brand names: Oxycontin (tablets), Oxecta (tablets).

Oxycodone and acetaminophen: Used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. Brand names: Endocet, Roxicodone, Percocet, Tylox (tablets).

Oxycodone and naloxone: Brand name: Targiniq ER (tablets).

Street names: footballs, pink footballs, yellow footballs, 65’s, Ns juice, dillies, drug street heroin, demmies, pain killer, Oxy 80s, oxycotton, oxycet, hillbilly heroin, percs perks, pain killer, vikes, hydros and pinks.

Illegal drugs

Heroin: Street names include mack, horse, brown sugar, dope, H, junk, smack, skag, skunk, white horse, thunder, nose drops, China white; and cheese (with OTC cold medicine and antihistamine). Administered: Injected, smoked and snorted.

Heroin laced with Fetynal: Street names include China white, poison, N.T. Administered: Injected, smoked and snorted.

Opium: Street names include big O, black stuff, block, gum and hop. Administered: swallowed and smoked.

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