- High-risk opioids
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Strong or potent agonists of the opioid receptors, which include various types of phenanthrenes, phenylheptylamines, and phenylpiperidines. These agents are more potent, conferring a higher risk of adverse effects and drug interactions.
Drug Drug Description Fentanyl An opioid analgesic used in anesthesia, for breakthrough cancer pain, or round the clock pain management. Meperidine An opioid agonist with analgesic and sedative properties used to manage severe pain. Methadone An opioid analgesic indicated for management of severe pain that is not responsive to alternative treatments. Also used to aid in detoxification and maintenance treatment of opioid addiction. Oxymorphone An opioid analgesic used in the management of moderate-to-severe pain and for analgesic therapies. Hydromorphone An opioid analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain when the use of an opioid is indicated. Morphine An opioid agonist used for the relief of moderate to severe acute and chronic pain. Carfentanil Carfentanil is similar (but more potent) to the opioid analgesic fentanyl. It is used as a tranquilizer for large animals. Alfentanil An opioid agonist used to induce and maintain anesthesia, as well as an analgesic. Remifentanil An opioid analgesic used in anesthesia. Sufentanil An opioid used to induce and maintain anesthesia, to act as an analgesic in labor and delivery, and to treat severe, acute pain. Dextropropoxyphene An opioid analgesic used to treat mild to moderate pain.
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