Opioid Medication Facts
An opioid is a strong prescription pain medication often prescribed to
treat moderate to severe pain following a surgery or from a serious injury.
If you are prescribed opioid medication for pain, it is important to understand
how to safely use an opioid and to understand the risks of opioid overuse.
You are the most important part of your healthcare team – ask questions
and know the facts before using opioids for pain.
Common names of opioids:
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab)
- Oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin)
- Morphine (MS Contin)
- Codeine (Tylenol #3, Tylenol #4)
- Tramadol (Ultram)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Oxymorphone (Opana)
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