When it comes to prescription pain killers, some are much more abused than others. The most common form of prescription pain killer that is abused is the active ingredient Oxycodone. Oxycodone is as powerful and dangerous as heroin and affects the nervous system the same way. It is the most common pill abused by addicts. Due to its availability and popularity for giving a euphoric feeling identical to heroin, its major downfall is it's expensive, which usually leads people to the much cheaper alternative heroin. The most popular prescription Oxycodone pills are:
The second most common prescription pain killer that is abused is Hydrocodone. It's brand names are Anexsia, Co-Gesic, Hycet, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus, Lortab, Lortab Elixir, Maxidone, Norco, Stagesic, Vicodin, Xodol, Zamicet, Zolvit, and Zydone. It comes in tablet, capsule, and syrups. The most popular Hydrocodone pills are:
Last but not least are Hydromorphone, Meperidine, and Propoxyphene. Hydromorphone is most commonly known by the brand name Dilaudid. Meperidine is most commonly known by it's brand name Demerol and infamous for being a favorite of the late Michael Jackson. Jackson's family said he received a very high daily dosage of Demerol every day. Propoxyphene is also known as Darvon and treats mild to moderate pain. These three though extremely dangerous when abused are not as popular on the street due to their rarity, since they aren't overprescribed as much as Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.
If you are a parent and see one these pills in your child's possession, please educate yourself and seek professional help immediately. These prescription pain pills are deadly when misused. Contact professional medical treatment immediately if you or someone you know has taken any prescription medications without a doctors consent.