For many struggling with heroin addiction, their path to use began with prescription opioid drugs.  While there are a few of opioid prescriptions the public is familiar with, there are far more available than most people realize.

If you’re looking to avoid opioid pain medication, here are 12 common prescription pain medications that are classified as opioids.



Brand names include Duramorph, Infumorph P/F, Arymo ER, MorphaBond ER, MS Contin, and Astramorph-PF.


Codeine is only available as a generic brand.


Brand names include Oxycontin, Roxicodone, Xtampza ER, and Oxaydo.


Brands names include Percocet, Endocet, and Primlev.



Most popular brand name is Exalgo ER.



Popular brand names include Methadose, Diskets, Dolophine, and Methadone Intensol.


Most popular brand name is Opana.

Hydrocodone & Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen

Popular brand names include Vicodin, Lorcet, Norco, Zamicet and Verdrocet.


Popular brand names include Ultram and ConZip.


Most popular brand name is Demerol.


Most popular brand names include Duragesic, Subsys, Abstral, and Ionsys.  Fentanyl is commonly availabl in patch-form.


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