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Are there medications out there that are non-narcotic and work specifically on the increase of dopamine and endorphin levels?

Are there medications out there that are non-narcotic and work specifically on the increase of dopamine and endorphin levels?

What Dr Junig said!: Wellbutrin (or bupropion) is an excellent medication for folks who have previously struggled with drug addiction. It is not addictive, helps many to avoid use, and does not cause weight gain or sexual side effects. It also helps people quit smoking (and is marketed as zyban). This medication does not control anxiety, however. Increase endorphins by exercising vigorously! ...Read more

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Narcotic (Definition)

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 ...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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Why does narcotic drugs make some people hyper?

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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Know I have drug problem. My question is i took way fewer pills today than normal&they r severely effecting me and I don't know why? Narcotics&benzos

Know I have drug problem. My question is i took way fewer pills today than normal&they r severely effecting me and I don't know why? Narcotics&benzos

This mix is: dangerous. Because of how long it takes to fully eliminate drugs from your system- today's drugs are added to the drugs or metabolites that remain in your body from previous use. ...Read more

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Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

No: It is a medication that helps prevent blood from clotting in a way that is dangerous to the patient. It needs to be closely monitored with lab tests to be effective but is in no way addictive. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of drugs are considered a non narcotic?

Please suggest what type of drugs are considered a non narcotic?

Non-restricted: As a rule of thumb, narcotics are controlled medications and thus you would need a prescription from a licensed professional before you can fill the prescription. Thus narcotics are in use for pain control but because of abuse potential, regulations and restrictions do exist. The same can not be said of the other non opiate analgesics eg nsaids where such restrictions are non existent. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if the pharmacy gives you a schedule 2 drug or narcotic by accident, can you keep it?

Could you tell me if the pharmacy gives you a schedule 2 drug or narcotic by accident, can you keep it?

You should not: Obviously this depends on the integrity of the person receiving the mistaken prescription. The person should return the drug. ...Read more

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Is hashish a narcotic, stimulant, club drug, etc.

Is hashish a narcotic, stimulant, club drug, etc.

Hashish: Hashish is a cannabis-derived resin product that exhibits the same effects as marijuana. It is a schedule i controlled substance whose non-research use is illegal under federal law. Like other cannabis products, it exhibits depressant, stimulant and hallucinogenic effects, with its most dominant effect being hallucinogenic. Note: - substance abuse of any kind is ill advisable. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do doctors do to prevent "drug seekers" from getting their narcotics?

Drug seekers: Most physicians now do urine drug testing, opiate contracts, and monitor for any abusive behavior. Most states allow doctors, pharmacists to access the prescription drug monitoring programs for monitoring multiple prescriptions. A proper history and physical can diagnose most pain problems for which a short term opiate may be prescribed. There is limited role for opiates for chronic noncancer pain. ...Read more

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How does one ask a PCP for pain mgmt. narcotics without seeming to be "drug-seeking." A follow-up to my INCREDIBLE pain post?

I think appropriate: approach would be to give clear details about the level, quality & location of pain. Explain how medications to date have worked - side effects, how well pain was reduced & for how long. There is a lot of pressure now a days for doctors not to over-prescribe narcotics. Thus, you doctor may wish to ensure that non-narcotic avenues have been pursued prior to moving toward narcotics. See you have > ...Read more

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Is tramadol a weaker pain reliever than morphine? And is tramadol a narcotic-like drug?

Is tramadol a weaker pain reliever than morphine? And is tramadol a narcotic-like drug?

Tramadol: Also named ultram, is similar to narcotic analgesics but weaker than morphine as far as its opioid receptors actions. ...Read more

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Why would the doctor request a blood drug test if he prescribes me narcotics?

Why would the doctor request a blood drug test if he prescribes me narcotics?

Protect you both: To see if you are in overall good health. By your consent and as a condition of treating you, to see if you may be using other Rx's. To see if your liver and kidneys can handle the medications safetly. ...Read more

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Pain Medication (Definition)

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