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Ten Most Addictive Pain Killers

The New Generation of Addictive Medications


Updated April 22, 2014

This is a list of ten of the most addictive pain killers on the market today. They are all synthetic or semi-synthetic opiates. Most are usually prescribed for the treatment of chronic pain. Please note, this is not a complete list, and many more addictive pain killers and other prescription medications are on the market. If you want to know about whether a medication is addictive, talk to your physician or pharmacist.

1. Fentanyl

Available as a lozenge, injectable solution, or skin patch.

2. Stadol

Available as a nasal spray or injectable solution.

3. OxyContin

Available as a tablet.

4. Demerol

Available as an oral solution, injectable solution and oral tablet.

5. Hydrocodone

Available as an oral syrup and oral tablet.

6. MS Contin

Available as injectable solution, capsule, tablet, and suppository.

7. Percocet

Available as capsule, tablet, and oral solution.

8. Lorcet

Available as a tablet, capsule, and oral solution.

9. Dilaudid

Available as an oral solution, injectable solution, tablet, and suppository.

10. Zydone

Available as an oral solution, capsule, and tablet.
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