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Narcotic (Overview)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission and other physiological functions..


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What are narcotics?

What are narcotics?

Strictly speaking: Narcotics are any medications that cause sedation. We typically use this term specifically with opiates like morphine and demerol (meperidine hydrochloride). ...Read more

Narcotic (Overview)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission and other physiological functions..


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What are narcotics made of?

Opioids: Most narcotics are a derivative of opium in one way or another. ...Read more

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Is a lidaderm patch a narcotic?

Is a lidaderm patch a narcotic?

No: Lidaderm contains lidocaine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic, not a narcotic. ...Read more

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Are narcotics emetogenic drugs?

Are narcotics emetogenic drugs?

Frequently: Opioid narcotics often produce nausea and vomiting as a side effect. ...Read more

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Can prescribed narcotics be bad for you?

Yes: They can be harmful. There are risks with any treatment or medication. Risks of opioids (narcotics) are tolerance, dependence, addiction, decreased immune function, decreased testosterone levels, breathing problems, and death. Opioid related deaths now outnumber deaths related to cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines combined. It's a serious issue in the US, as our prescriptions rate has skyrocket. ...Read more

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How long will narcotics stay in your system?

How long will narcotics stay in your system?

Depends on the drug: Different drugs have different rates that the body can eliminate them from the body. The common measurement for this is "half life, " which describes the average time needed for the body to eliminate one-half of the current level of drug circulating in the body (it is always an estimate because people differ in their liver's capacity to metabolize different drugs). ...Read more

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Why does narcotic drugs make some people hyper?

Paradoxical Effects: Some individuals have what are called "paradoxical reactions" to opioids or other central nervous system depressive medications, leading to excitement or stimulation. These reactions are more common with smaller doses of the medications, and sound consistent with what you are describing. The reason for paradoxical reactions is unclear. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common narcotic drugs?

What are some of the most common narcotic drugs?

Narcotic drugs: Firstly the use of therm narcotics implies illegality. The proper term is opioid medication. Most common are morphine derived (hydro morphine, oxymorons etcc), Codeine derived (hydro condone, oxycodone etc,), fentanyl products, burprenorphine, methadone. ...Read more

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Does teasalon have the same effect as a narcotic?

Does teasalon have the same effect as a narcotic?

Similar: Both are cough suppressants. Narcotics block the cough reflex, whereas tessalon is more of a topical anesthetic.

Both are effective, and can be used together. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: narcotic?

Opium-like Chemical: A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission and other physiological functions.. ...Read more

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I need some tips do deal with the pain other than narcotics?

I need some tips do deal with the pain other than narcotics?

Physician: Physician trained in pain management is your best guide. Technicks could include rehabilitation therapy, phisical therapy, antinflammotary drugs, antidepressants, psychological counseling, surgical correction in some cases. Find the pain center in the University Medical Center where they can offer broad spectrum of options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get narcotic pills out of your system?

It depends.: What are the narcotics, what dosages have you been on, for how long and for what ailment? Need answers to these questions before a meaningful answer can be suggested. My advice would therefore be seek medical help in an attempt to get answers to the above questions first. A good place to start would be with your pcp first. Be well. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get off pain medications without narcotics?

Activity: Mild to moderate activity is always beneficial especially if it can address some of the underlying causes of the pain. There are non-narcotic meds that can substantially reduce the transmission of pain signals to and in your brain. You should probably see a pain specialist and discuss your goals. Don't rely entirely on passive therapies such as interventional pain procedures or chiropractic. ...Read more

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How do people get prescribed enough narcotics that they get addicted?

Opioids and addictio: I do not think that physicians prescribe opioids to get one addicted. Addiction is complicated and involves a host of issues. Physicians always risk stratify when prescribing opioids in order minimize the risks of addiction and side effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about narcotic pain medications actually aggravating the pain?

This can happen in: Two ways. One, you actually increase the number of mu receptors by chronic use of opioid medications and making you have an increased sensitivity to pain along with developing a resistance to the opioid effects at current levels, always needing more. Or, second, you can develop opioid induced hyperalgesia, which is an acute reaction to opioids leading to exquisite pain that gets worse with dosing. ...Read more

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I've been on presc. Narcotics for a year & I want off them without withdrawls! Is it possible?

Talk to prescriber: Most doctors would love to stop prescribing opioids so talk to your doctor about it. Typically you slowly wean down the meds as tolerated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am nine days into a narcotic detoxand am finally feeling better. Scared about after it ends?

Continue to get help: If you are being treated for narcotic addiction, I say keep on the program. The fact that you are feeling better is a good sign. You are breaking the chemical addiction. The fact that you are worried about going through life without narcotics tells me that you need more help with the psychological addiction. You need counseling to explore how you became addicted and how to keep it from happening again. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a medication that can actually help me sit still (no narcotics) and stay still?

I cannot: Without knowing what you are asking I will be unable to answer this question. Why do you need to sit still? ...Read more

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Why do strong narcotics have no reaction to some ppl unless given stronger doses? If I take such drugs I feel nothing, not even the high others feel

Why do strong narcotics have no reaction to some ppl unless given stronger doses? If I take such drugs I feel nothing, not even the high others feel

Several possible: Reasons for opiate resistence include over saturation (tolerance), unique source of the pain, emotional issues, etc. Try to work with your ohysicians to tinker with drugs, dosages, schedules, adding in psychotherapy and other non-drug interventions like accupuncture, meditation, massage, exercise, diet, hormones, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is tessalon a narcotic?

No: It is a ester type local anesthetic which anesthetizes respiratory passages decreasing the cough reflex. ...Read more

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Is hydramine a narcotic?

Hydramine: Hydramine is not a narcotic. It is used primarily as an antihistamine for running noses and coughs. ...Read more

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Do narcotics make you sweat?

Yes: Yes they can sometimes. Sweating is a common symptom of narcotic withdrawal ...Read more

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Can narcotics lower cortisol?

Can narcotics lower cortisol?

Yes: Chronic opioid use can lower cortisol levels although the clinical significance of these lowered levels is debatable. They can decrease testosterone level to a point that symptoms develop. ...Read more

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Is narcotics anonymous successful?

NA: Yes. This has been a very successful program for many people. ...Read more

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Do narcotics work on abscess pain?

Somewhat: Narcotics will decrease the pain of an abscess somewhat, but treatment with drainage and/or antibiotics is required. ...Read more

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Which narcotics do not cause miosis?

Miosis: All true opioids will cause miosis to some degree dependent on doses given. ...Read more

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What are the new narcotic analgesics?

What are the new narcotic analgesics?

New opioids for pain: Most of the new products coming out have abuse deterrence or resistance built into the product. Embed (morphine), HysinglaER (hydrocodone), Zohydro (hydrocodone), Exalgo (hydromorphone), Opana ER-Crush resistant, ...Read more

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What are the most addictive narcotics?

What are the most addictive narcotics?

OxyContin: Very high on the list in us. When people take narcotics for pain, they are unlikely to become addictive to the drug. However, narcotics gives an intoxicated high when use in high doses. Also powerful anxiety reliever. Dilaudid, heroin, vicodin, Duragesic (fentanyl) other powerful narcotic that induced rapid addiction if use for other reason than pain. Close follow up with physician important. ...Read more

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Can weightlifters use narcotic analgesics?

Can weightlifters use narcotic analgesics?

Not recommended: If weight lifting hurts - need to find out why or you should not be doing it.
It should be fun.
Need to see a trainer - let it heal and start under supervision
If it still hurts you must see a physician ...Read more

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What's the effects of chronic narcotic use?

Chronic daily use: Can lead to developng a tolerance to the medication, which then requires higher doses of the med to have tge same affects it had when you started. Also, you become physically dependent on it meaning you will go into withdrawel if you suddenly stop. Depression can result from chronic use as well. ...Read more