Common Opioids

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Opioids are divided into classes based on whether they are straight extracts from the opium poppy, extracts that have been chemically modified, or completely synthetic and unrelated to opium. The effects differ slightly, as does the abuse potential.

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Common Opioids

Opium Alkaloids:

  • Codeine (Tylenol 3®, Tylenol 4®, Fiorinal #3®, Fioricet#3)
  • Morphine (MS Contin®, Roxinal®, Avinza®)

Semi-synthetic

  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin®, Vicodin ES®, Vicoprofen®, Lortab®, Lorcet®, Norco®)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid®)
  • Oxycodone (Percocet®, Roxicet®, Endocet®, Percodan®, Oxycontin®)
  • Oxymorphone (Opana®, Opane ER®)

Synthetic

  • Propoxyphene (Darvocet®, Darvon®)
  • Methadone (Dolophine®, Methadose®)
  • Meperidine (Demerol®)
  • Fentanyl (Alfenta®, Sufenta®, Ultiva®, Actiq®)
  • Loperamide (Imodium)

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