10 Most Addictive Pain Killers

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The top ten most addictive prescription pain killers are Fentanyl, Stadol, OxyContin, Demerol, Hydrocodone, MS Contin, Percocet, Lorcet, Dilaudid, and Zydone. Pain killers can lead to dependency or an addiction.

10 Most Addictive Pain Killers


Pain Killers.


Top 10 most addictive prescription pain killers

The top ten most addictive prescription pain killers are Fentanyl, Stadol, OxyContin, Demerol, Hydrocodone




, MS Contin, Percocet, Lorcet, Dilaudid, and Zydone. Pain killers can lead to dependency or an addiction for anyone who is prescribed them. Accidents can happen that cause chronic pain. When a person experiences chronic pain they are most often prescribed a pain killer. For people who have become addicted to pain killers, a drug rehab center who has a detox unit can help you. Opiates are the most common type of addictive pain killers. There are quite a few alternatives to treating pain as well. There are natural and holistic remedies, pain clinics, and more. Pain clinics can treat pain locally. You may be given a shot or a pain patch.

Fentanyl is a synthetic narcotic pain killer. It is often prescribed for treating chronic pain. This pain killer is considered to be 100 times more potent than morphine. Some side effects of this drug are diarrhea, nausea, constipation, dry mouth, weakness, and sweating.



Stadol is a synthetic opioid pain killer. It is often prescribed for the treatment of migraines. This drug can effect the central nervous system causing nausea, vomiting, sedation, confusion, and dizziness. It is considered as a class A drug. It is used to treat moderate and severe pain.

OxyContin is used for treating moderate to severe pain also. It is a narcotic that acts similar to morphine. Today, it is considered one of the top habit forming drugs in the United States. Some people who have been seriously addicted and have abused this drug have died.

Demerol is another narcotic pain killer that is often prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It works by dulling the pain center in the brain. The elderly are much more sensitive to the effects of this drug.

Hydrocodone is an opioid. It may be prescribed as a capsule, tablet, or syrup. Hydrocodone is stronger than codeine. It can lead to physical and psychological dependence. It is used for treating moderate to severe pain and severe coughs.

MS Contin is a time released pain killer that is prescribed to cancer ;patients or those with severe trauma. It is a formulation of morphine sulfate. It comes available in a tablet or liquid.

Percocet is a narcotic pain killer that is used for treating moderate to severe pain that is acute or sudden onset. The addiction rate of this drug is just a bit lower than morphine.

Lorcet is a narcotic pain killer. It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. This drug is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen.

Dilaudid is a derivative of morphine and it is an opioid. It is prescribed to treat pain that is caused by severe dry coughing, It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. This drug is extremely potent in small quantities.

Zydone is an opioid. It is available in three strengths and is prescribed for moderate to severe pain. Severe side effects or an overdose could occur if this medication is crushed, it is made to be taken whole.

If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction to pain killers, then you should seek immediate medical attention. Tell someone, there is hope.

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