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What drugs are opiates ?

What drugs are opiates ?

Narcs: Narcotic is a legal term, relating to schedule 1 meds (marijuana, heroin, pcp, lsd etc). Opiate means a naturally occurring alkaloid derived from the opium poppy (codeine, morphine, thebaine). Opioid is any semisynthetic med which binds the same opioid receptors as the opiates (hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, etc). ...Read more

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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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I am wondering what class drug are prescription opiates?

I am wondering what class drug are prescription opiates?

Most are class II: The vast majority of prescribed opioids are in dea class ii. Exceptions are Buprenorphine and hydrocodone/ apap , which are class iii, although there is effort to reclassify hydrocodone as class ii shortly. ...Read more

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What is a good drug for opiate addiction ?

What is a good drug for opiate addiction ?

Many options, but...: Naltrexone, methadone and suboxone are the drugs used to treat opiate addiction. However, these drugs merely buy u time by lowering ur risk of relapse while you engage in the core work of recovery - which is disengaging from using friends, building new rituals to replace those of addiction, going to NA, working with a sponsor, going through an (usually outpatient) treatment program. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Which drugs are considered opiates?

Drugs derived from: the opium or poppy plant are officially opiates, and these include morphine, codeine, and papaverine, and semi-synthetics such as dihydrocodeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone and several others. "Opioids" are drugs that also act on the opiate receptors but are chemically different - methadone, fentanyl, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) darvon and many others. Endorphins/enkephalins are opioids. ...Read more

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Could you give me a source where it gives information on the effects of the drug opiates?

Opiates: There is much information on the internet you should just google and read extensively here is a general source:http://www.M.Webmd.Com/pain-management/guide/narcotic-pain-medications?Page=2 good luck. ...Read more

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Opiate drugs Stay in the placenta for how long?

Depends: That depends on which opiate drugs you are referring to, how long you have been on them and what dose you are using. The more important question is how long do these drugs stay in the baby. Discuss with your obgyn which prescribed opiate medications or which illegal narcotics you are taking. Then a plan can be made to keep you and the baby safe ...Read more

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Will a drug test tell the differance between opiates?

Depends on the type: Of test. Most commonly tests are screening tests that only look for any opiate. Mass spectrometry can differentiate different type of opiates. ...Read more