Opioid Medications Directory
Opioid medications are powerful narcotics. Doctors prescribe them for moderate to severe pain. Opioid drugs may work for conditions like severe arthritis, shingles, or chronic back pain. In some instances, opioids work when other pain medications do not. Patients find pain relief but may have side effects like opioid constipation. Follow WebMD's comprehensive coverage of opioid medications. It includes information on drug dosage, how to safely use prescriptions, opioid side effects, and more.
Opioid medicines knock out tough pain, but they can also cause constipation.
When They Become Tough to Stomach
Some people have stomach problems when they take opioids. If that’s you, there’s plenty that can be done to make your tummy feel better.
Pain Brain: Do You Feel Foggy?
If you’re taking opioids, you may not feel like yourself. WebMD explains some of the side effects of these potent drugs and what you can do to ease them.
When you have chronic pain, opioids, like hydrocodone or morphine, sometimes help. But these pain meds can have serious side effects.