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Can I become addicted to my pain medication?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Some pain medications are addictive, others are not.
Narcotic type pain meds called opiates are among the most commonly addictive and abused medications. A few examples of drugs in this category are codeine, oxycodone, morphine, Meperidine and hydrocodone. They are marketed under names like vicodin, oxycontin, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) dilaudid, etc. Non-narcotic pain meds & analgesics are typically not addictive.

In brief: Maybe

Some pain medications are addictive, others are not.
Narcotic type pain meds called opiates are among the most commonly addictive and abused medications. A few examples of drugs in this category are codeine, oxycodone, morphine, Meperidine and hydrocodone. They are marketed under names like vicodin, oxycontin, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) dilaudid, etc. Non-narcotic pain meds & analgesics are typically not addictive.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
Answer assisted by Danielle Jones, Medical Student
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes u can.

In brief: Yes

Yes u can.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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