Is My Drug a Narcotic?

Source: WebMD

Narcotic drugs, also known as opioids, are used to treat chronic pain. Below is a list of common opioids prescribed to patients to treat their chronic pain.

1. Alfentanil: an opiate that keeps patients asleep during surgery and reduces pain.

2. Buprenorphine injectable: an injectable pain reliever that can also be used to treat drug addiction.

3. Buprenorphine transdermal: a patch that is used to treat pain and narcotic addiction.

4. Butorphanol nasal: a pain-relieving nasal spray used primarily for migraines, headaches and other pain.

5. Codeine sulfate: a narcotic drug that works by reducing painful sensations in the brain and nervous system.

6. Fentanyl: a pain relieving drug used to treat very severe pain.

7. Hydrocodone: a semi-synthetic opioid made from codeine that is used to treat chronic pain.

8. Hydromorphone: a pain relieving drug otherwise known as dihydromorphinone that changes the way the brain perceives pain.

9. Levorphanol: an opioid drug that is used to treat moderate to severe pain.

10. Meperidine: a pain-relieving drug used to treat moderate to severe pain.

11. Methadone: a narcotic drug that can be used to treat opioid addiction and reduce pain.

12. Morphine: an opioid pain medication that is naturally occurring in some plants.

13. Morphine Liposomal: an injection form of the pain medication morphine.

14. Nalbuphine: a semi-synthetic opioid that can be given before or during surgery to treat pain.

15. Opium tincture: an odorless oral liquid medication that can be used to treat diarrhea by slowing down the colon.

16. Oxycodone: an opioid drug used to treat moderate to severe pain.

17. Oxymorphone: a powerful semi-synthetic opioid used to control pain and anxiety from breathing problems caused by heart-related issues.

18. Pentazocine: an opioid pain medication used before or after surgery.

19. Remifentanil: a potent but short-acting semi-synthetic pain reliever used during or after surgery.

20. Sufentanil: a pain reliever that is commonly used during childbirth.

21. Tapentadol: an opioid pain reliever that lasts for four to six hours.

22. Tramadol: a narcotic used to treat moderate to severe pain.

In some cases, a doctor may prescribe a drug that contains a combination of ingredients, such as a prescription drug, an over-the-counter drug, caffeine or aspirin. The following is a list of combination drugs:

  • Belladonna alkaloids/opium 
  • Aspirin/butalbital/caffeine/codeine 
  • Acetaminophen/butalbital/caffeine/codeine 
  • Buprenorphine/naloxone
  • Acetaminophen/oxycodone 
  • Ibuprofen/oxycodone 
  • Hydrocodone/ibuprofen 
  • Acetaminophen/pentazocine
  • Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 
  • Acetaminophen/caffeine/dihydrocodeine 
  • Acetaminophen/tramadol 
  • Naloxone/pentazocine 
  • Morphine sulfate/naltrexone 
  • Aspirin/oxycodone 
  • Acetaminophen/codeine 
  • Aspirin/caffeine/dihydrocodeine