List of Opiates

What are common opiates? (Scientific names, street names, manufacturers, etc.)

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Opiates derive from constituents found in the opium poppy. Morphine and codeine, traditional painkillers in medicine, are major active opiates found in processed opium sap. Semi-synthetic opiates, like oxycodone and hydrocodone, are derived from morphine and codeine compounds, and have become increasingly popular over the last decade.

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An opiate is a substance derived from the poppy plant (which contains opium). They are often used for pain management.

Apart from raw opium poppy resin, rarely seen in Western countries, the most common Opiates of abuse are semi- or completely synthetic, including:

  • heroin (diacetylmorphine)
  • morphine sulphate (Duramorph, MS Contin, Roxanol)
  • meperidine (Demerol)
  • hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
  • oxymorphone (Numorphan)
  • oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet, Percodan)
  • hydrocodone (Hycodan, Vicodin)
  • methadone
  • codeine

answered 15 Aug '12, 13:50

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Currently many references are using opioid to refer to all opium-like substances (including opiates and opioids), and limiting the use of "opiates" to only natural opium poppy derived drugs like morphine... Only some would consider oxycodone an opiate.


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