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Opioids are a diverse class of moderately strong painkillers, including oxycodone (commonly sold under trade names OxyContin and Percocet) hydrocodone (Vicodin) and a very strong painkiller, fentanyl, which is synthesized to resemble other opiates such as opium derived morphine and heroin. The potency and availability of these substances, despite their high risk of addiction and overdose, have made them popular both as formal medical treatments and as recreational drugs.  Due to their sedative effects on the part of the brain which regulates breathing, the respiratory center of the medulla oblongata, opioids in high doess present the potential for respiratory depression, and may cause respiratory failure and death.
Opiods are a group of drugs that are used for treating pain. They are derived from opium which comes from the poppy plant. A high dose of opioids can cause death from cardiac or respiratory arrest. Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphone. Ederly folks are finding them selves in a predicament that can escalate quickly if they are taking prescription ipiates or other meds to cope with degenerative conditions injuries and illnesses.
Opioids are now being abused, and are killing many good people.

COMMON OPIOIDS:

SOME SIDE EFFECTS:

  • Constipation
  • Urinary retention
  • Nausea

 Please tell us if you have experienced addiction or problems with opioids and what works for you. Share an idea, experience or thought with us here.

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