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12 Common Prescription Pain Medications That Are Classified As Opioids

For many struggling with heroin addiction, their path to use began with prescription opioid drugs.  While there are a few of opioid prescriptions the public is familiar with, there are far more available than most people realize.

If you’re looking to avoid opioid pain medication, here are 12 common prescription pain medications that are classified as opioids.

 

Morphine

Brand names include Duramorph, Infumorph P/F, Arymo ER, MorphaBond ER, MS Contin, and Astramorph-PF.


Codeine

Codeine is only available as a generic brand.


Oxycodone

Brand names include Oxycontin, Roxicodone, Xtampza ER, and Oxaydo.


Oxycodone/Acetaminophen

Brands names include Percocet, Endocet, and Primlev.

 

Hydromorphone

Most popular brand name is Exalgo ER.

 

Methadone

Popular brand names include Methadose, Diskets, Dolophine, and Methadone Intensol.


Oxymorphone

Most popular brand name is Opana.


Hydrocodone & Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen

Popular brand names include Vicodin, Lorcet, Norco, Zamicet and Verdrocet.


Tramadol

Popular brand names include Ultram and ConZip.


Meperidine

Most popular brand name is Demerol.


Fentanyl

Most popular brand names include Duragesic, Subsys, Abstral, and Ionsys.  Fentanyl is commonly availabl in patch-form.

 

Erica Banas is a Digital Content Manager that covers rock/classic rock news for Beasley Media Group.