How Do Synthetic Opioids Work?

Reviewed on 9/28/2021

HOW DO SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS WORK?

Synthetic opioids are used for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia. They are also used as analgesics for pain management and relieving pain associated with:

Synthetic opioids relieve pain by acting on the pain receptors (opioids) in the brain. They bind to the opioid receptors and alter pain response and increase pain tolerance. Additionally, synthetic opioids also cause:

HOW ARE SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS USED?

Synthetic opioids are used for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia. They are also used as analgesics for pain management and relieving pain associated with:

  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • HIV-associated neuropathy

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS?

Synthetic opioids can cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS?

Generic and brand names of synthetic opioids include:

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/synthetic-opioids

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