Codeine is a narcotic used mostly to treat pain. It works best for moderate to severe pain. It is potentially addicting. Those who find themselves with a codeine addiction should consider enrolling into a well respected drug rehabilitation program.
Demerol is a narcotic prescribed to treat pain. Individuals can become addicted to Demerol even when prescribed for this purpose. Some persons use it recreationally, to get high and not for pain management.
Heroin is an extremely addicting and dangerous drug. It is an opioid which is derived from the poppy plant. Individuals who use heroin are at risk for developing an addiction, dying from an overdose and catching infectious diseases such as Hepatitis and HIV from sharing needles.
Hydrocodone is a Narcotic pain reliever prescribed to those who suffer from moderate to very severe pain. It is habit-forming. Therefore, persons must be sure to closely follow the instructions given by their physicians in order to decrease the likelihood of developing an addiction.
Methadone is a narcotic pain reliever. It is also used in drug rehab and detox programs to wean individuals off of drugs and to decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms. It is considered to be safe as long as it is taken as prescribed.
Morphine is a narcotic pain reliever. There are both short acting and extended release forms of the drug. Short acting morphine can be taken as pain becomes a problem. The extended release form of the drug is given to those who need around-the-clock pain management. Morphine works best for those who suffer from moderate to severe pain. It can become addicting. Therefore, persons who are prescribed it must be careful to the follow their doctor's instructions regarding use.
Oxycodone is a narcotic used to treat pain. It is sometimes administered to patients prior to surgery as a sedative to help them relax. It dulls the pain receptors in an individuals brain so that individuals are not able to feel pain.
Percocet is a narcotic prescribed for moderate pain relief. It contains Oxycodone and acetaminophen. They work in concert to relieve pain, are calming and also decrease fever. There is a possibility of developing both a physical and psychological dependence on Percocet if it is taken for long periods of time.
Vicodin is a pain relieving narcotic that includes both Hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It is best for treating moderate pain relief. It can be addictive especially if it is used for long periods of time. Not following dosage directions can lead to an addiction to Vicodin.