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Thursday, May 22, 2008 Charles, Community Member, asks

Q: What are opioids? Could you please give an example?

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
5/26/08 4:44am

Opioids are synthetic narcotics that resemble natural opiates like morphine and codeine.

Opioids provide pain relief by binding to or affecting the body's opiate receptors.  Some examples of well-known opioids include: hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentynal and methadone. 

 

Karen

 

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alwazelookin, Community Member
5/26/08 9:58pm

opioids are a type of drug than when ingested into the body it attattches onto the opiaie receptors found throughout your body. By binding with theses receptors it distorts the way your body generally concieves pain. examples of opioids are: oxycodone, morphine, demerol vicodin, percocet, codeine, and the most notorious illegal one Heroin. They are many other opioids this is just to name a few. And with proper use and minimal abuse opioids hands down provide the best pain relief you can get.

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loofielew, Community Member
6/ 3/08 10:56pm
 

  HERE YOU GO!!!!!!!!!                                         Opiate Drugs

This is a list of opiate-based drugs. ODI's exclusive, patented General Anesthesia Assisted Opiate Detoxification (GAAOD) procedure can be used to successfully treat addictions to these drugs.

 

Actiq
Avinza
Buprenex
Buprenorphine
Codeine
Darvocet
Darvon
Demerol
Dilaudid
Duragesic Patch
Fentanyl
Fiorinal
Heroin
Hydrocodone
Hydromorphone
Kadian
LAAM
Levorphanol
Lorcet
Lortab
Meperidine
Methadone
Methadose
Morphine
Morphine Sulfate
MS Contin
Norco
Nubain
Numorpitan
Opana
Opium
Oxycontin
Oxycodone
Percodan
Percocet
Propoxyphene
Roxicodone
Roxicent
Suboxone
Subutex
Tramadol
Tylenol 3
Tylenol 4
Tylox
Ultram
Vicodin
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nikkidee5599, Community Member
10/13/14 5:21pm
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annebeckett, Community Member
11/11/10 8:28pm

LOve this question, and your answer, Karen.

 

Do you know if there is a long-acting CODEINE tablet or caplet available?

For me, Morphine (MS CONTIN) was about as helpful as a glass of water.  Hydrocodone, as in Oxy, gives me very bad synptoms (believe it or not, I am talking severe colitis, for which I was hospitalized for ten days, once), and I saw a COdeine-Contin, but have had no luck finding it available for sale in the US.

 

So, do you know if it IS sold, anywhere, in the US?  If so, where?

I spent a LOT of time researching this and, as of hours and hours later, no-go.   Calling the (rude) pharmacist was a fete I would rather not repeat.  You would think they would WANT to be hulpful, in order to keep customers, but it was a (larger) chain store, so I guess I get what I pay for.

 

Btw:  I hope you are well-- or as well as can be hoped.  It HAS been a while, and things are looking up, and down, dependant on what we're discussing..  At least jaw-surgeries are DONE, for now (knock wood!!).

 

Again;  thank you,  Good to see more posting from you!

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By Charles, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/13/14, First Published: 05/22/08