What is Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms
Types of Peripheral Neuropathy
Evaluation and Tests
Treatment and Therapy
Clinical Trials
Appointments
Research
Frequently Asked Questions
Center for Peripheral Neuopathy The University of Chicago
Quick Links About Us

Treatment and Therapy - Pain Medication

 
Narcotics (Opioids)

Narcotics, also known as opioids, are used to relieve severe and chronic pain. They are prescribed when other pain medications and therapies do not seem to work. These drugs are often used in combination with other medications such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and non-narcotic pain relievers. Opioids are the strongest pain medicines available and may become addictive if used on a long-term basis.

There are different types of opioids, which include:

  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl (Duragesic®) FDA Safety Warning July 2005
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid®)
  • Meperidine (Demerol®)
  • Methadone (Dolophine®)
  • Morphine (MS Contin® and others)
  • Oxycodone (OxyContin®)

Home | Site Map | Search | Privacy | Disclaimers | Webmaster | UChicago | U of C BSD | U of C Hospitals

© 2017 The University of Chicago®