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  • Opana Abuse and Addiction

    Opana Abuse and Addiction

    Opana is the brand name for the drug oxymorphone hydrochloride. The medication is available in tablet form, in varying strengths. Opana (oxymorphone hydrochloride) tablet is considered an opioid agonist drug. This means it contains opium, which is a substance derived from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).
    These types of drugs can cause addiction; for this and other reasons it is...

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  • Oxycodone Abuse and Addiction

    Oxycodone Abuse and Addiction

    Oxycodone is the generic name for Oxycontin. Actually, the full generic name is oxycodone hydrochloride. The drug is a controlled substance, because it contains a derivative of opium, and is only available by prescription. Oxycodone comes in tablet form, in strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg.
    When the brand name, Oxycontin, is prescribed and dispensed to the patient, the tablets...

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  • Percocet Abuse and Addiction

    Percocet Abuse and Addiction

    Percocet is a narcotic painkiller and is a combination of both Oxycodone and Acetaminophen. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid pain reliever. Oxycodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can reduce a fever; it is the less potent painkiller of the two. It is most often used to increase the effects of Oxycodone.
    It is classified as a...

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  • Percodan Abuse and Addiction

    Percodan Abuse and Addiction

    Percodan, also known as oxycodone hydrochloride, is a prescription pain medication that contains a combination of both aspirin and Hydrocodone. Percodan is a Schedule II opioid narcotic drug. It is in the class of medications called narcotic analgesics. Percodan is considered to be a controlled substance because of its high abuse potential. This drug can be extremely habit forming and addictive...

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  • ProSom Abuse and Addiction

    ProSom Abuse and Addiction

    ProSom, also known by its generic name Estazolam, is a prescription medication approved to treat patients with insomnia symptoms. ProSom is in a group of drugs called Benzodiazepine derivatives. ProSom has been known to have anti-convulsant, sedative and muscle relaxant properties. ProSom is an intermediate-acting oral Benzodiazepine. This drug affects the chemicals in the brain that may become...

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  • Prozac Abuse and Addiction

    Prozac Abuse and Addiction

    Prozac, or also commonly known by its generic name Fluoxetine Hydrochloride, is an anti-depressant drug. Prozac is in the class of drugs called selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitors also known as SSRIs for short. SSRIs act on a specific chemical within the brain known as Serotonin. It works by increasing the amount of Serotonin, in the brain that helps maintain mental balance. Prozac affects...

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  • Ritalin Abuse and Addiction

    Ritalin Abuse and Addiction

    Ritalin is a mild central nervous system stimulant; it works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Ritalin or more commonly known by its generic name, Methylphenidate or MPH, is a psychostimulant drug prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder mainly in children, teens and young adults over 6 years of age. As a stimulant drug, Ritalin...

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  • Seconal Abuse and Addiction

    Seconal Abuse and Addiction

    Seconal, more commonly known by its generic name Secobarbital sodium, belongs to a class of drugs called barbiturate hypnotics. It should only be prescribed for short term use. The use of this prescription drug is commonly prescribed for treatment of insomnia as well as an anti-anxiety medication for patients who are about to have surgery.
    Seconal works because it affects certain parts of...

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  • Seroquel Abuse and Addiction

    Seroquel Abuse and Addiction

    Seroquel also known by its generic name Quetiapine, is an atypical anti-psychotic medication. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. This medicine works by blocking or lessening the dopamine and Serotonin levels. This medication is usually prescribed to treat certain mental/mood conditions such as schizophrenia and Bi-polar Disorder.
    Why is...

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  • Soma Addiction and Abuse

    Soma Addiction and Abuse

    Soma, also known by its generic name Carisoprodol, is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to the brain. Soma is a centrally acting muscle relaxant that works on the nerves to relieve muscular pain. The liver metabolizes this drug into Meprobamate, a Barbiturate medication with anti-anxiety and sedative properties.
    Soma is not considered...

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