Painkillers are drugs that are used to relieve all sorts of pain. There are hundreds of different generic and brand name painkillers available to the public today, and because of this, painkillers remain as the highest abused drugs on the market today especially in Boston. Even though there are numerous painkillers available, many people remain addicted to the strongest and most available painkillers. Several of these easy-to-access painkillers include:
- Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percodan, Percocet, and Tylox)
- Codeine (Robitussin A-C, Tylenol w/ Codeine, Empirin w/ Codeine, etc)
- Fentanyl (Actiq and Duragesic)
- Morphine (Roxanol and Duramorph)
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, and Lorcet)
These are what are considered prescription painkillers and they are obtained through a doctor’s prescription or illegal drug trade nationwide. When abused, prescription painkillers pose risks in an individual’s life such as:
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Liver and kidney damage
- Problems with brain function
- Increased risk for kidney, liver and other organ cancers
Other than prescription painkillers, there are non-prescription, over-the-counter painkillers such as:
Although over-the-counter drugs do not pose as much threat as prescription painkillers, there is still a risk of overdose and possible health problems if they are misused. Understanding the risks and the dosage is the best way to avoid any future problems with your health when taking over-the-counter painkillers, but for the most part, using these drugs periodically will not result in worrisome side-effects.
GET HELP FOR ADDICTION AT BOSTON DRUG REHAB
Prescription painkillers and over-the-counter painkillers are completely different and have very different side-effects. If you are dealing with an addiction to any prescription painkiller or if you have a loved one addicted to prescription painkillers, call us immediately for Boston Drug Rehab.