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Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more


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Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers what do I do?

Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers what do I do?

Good that you: admitted that you have an issue. Suggest going through a formal detox program that will follow you afterwards through narcotics anonymous. You will also need to change your life, meaning friends/family that may have been involved in your lifestyle. Also consider not getting yourself in situations where the urge can come back. Its now your choice to take care of yourself. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers all of them the high what do I do?

Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers all of them the high what do I do?

Good that you: admitted that you have an issue. Suggest going through a formal detox program that will follow you afterwards through narcotics anonymous. You will also need to change your life, meaning friends/family that may have been involved in your lifestyle. Also consider not getting yourself in situations where the urge can come back. Its now your choice to take care of yourself. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

Men yes, women maybe: Men on short-term or long-term prescription or illegal opiates can have decreases in luteinizing hormone (lh) levels, lower testosterone levels, and lower sperm counts and/or reduced sperm quality (motility or morphology). We know less about effects on women. Long-acting opiates (pills or patches) can cause low hormones, absent periods (amenorrhea) or irregular cycles. See http://1.Usa.Gov/gznxys. ...Read more

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Are there any other non opiate pain killers besides 'tramadol' to control abdominal and stomach pains?

Are there any other non opiate pain killers besides 'tramadol' to control abdominal and stomach pains?

Tramadol technically: is an opiate. It is a synthetic opiate receptor binding drug and is effective for mild to moderate pain. There are many modalities for treating pain other than medication alone. If this is a chronic problem you may wish to speak with a pain specialist (in fact I strongly recommend this). NSAIDs like Ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also helpful for pain, but have significant potential for adverse effect ...Read more

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I'm doing a project on morphine and it is an opiate and a narcotic analgesic. What is the difference?

I'm doing a project on morphine and it is an opiate and a narcotic analgesic. What is the difference?

Usually the same: Originally, "narcotic" was used more generally, especially for a sleep-inducing substance. It also has legal/regulatory implications as used by dea. Opiates (naturally derived from poppy) and opioids (semi-synthetically derived) are morphine-like drugs that are primarily used to treat pain. In the us healthcare environment, we usually use the words opioid, opiate, and narcotic interchangeably. ...Read more

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Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more