Which pain meds are opioids?

Important information about these legal but dangerous medications.

The statistics for America's opioid epidemic are astonishing: Approximately 68% of the 70,200 documented drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid. That is six times higher than in 1999.

America's skyrocketing opioid epidemic is due to the highly addictive nature of these dangerous drugs. The irony of the epidemic is that the spike in opioid use is due less to illegal use or black market production, and more to prescriptions issued by licensed physicians who do so because they believe opioids are the best pain medicine for back pain.

Regardless of their origin or who is using them, opioids remain an extremely dangerous option as a back pain relief medicine.

 Doctors and other health care professionals do not always provide sufficient information on the dangers of opioids and may not even tell patients that they are issuing an opioid prescription medication for back pain. If you suffer from back pain or have any other condition that may prompt your doctor to prescribe a medication for pain relief, you should be aware of the opioids that may be prescribed, including:

  • Codeine- Though it is the most widely and commonly used opiate in the world, codeine is mentally and physically addictive.
  • Fentanyl- In the news recently as a contributor to the deaths of several famous people.
  • Oxycodone- Very popular because it relieves pain and provides a euphoric high.

Other opioids and variations include:

Generic name

Hydrocodone
Hydrocodone/acetaminophen
Hydromorphone
Meperidine
Methadone
Morphine
Oxycodone and acetaminophen
Oxycodone and naloxone

Brand name

Hysingla, Zohydro ER
Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin
Dilaudid, Exalgo
Demerol
Dolophine, Methadose
Kadian, MS Contin, Morphabond
Percocet, Roxicet
Targin, Targiniq ER
 

 

 Although back pain is a common condition that is usually eased by opioid use (particularly for extreme lower back pain relief), opioids are not a cure for lower back pain or any other body pain - they merely provide temporary relief.

Before taking an opioid prescribed by your physician, it is important to know the risks and side effects, as well as the alternative treatment options which include 100% natural remedies.

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