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