Opioid drugs include (in order of the most commonly used): Morphine, Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, Fentanyl, Methadone, Oxymorphone, Buprenorphine. Opioids are only available by prescription. Opioids tend to have more side effects than non-opioid drugs, so they are only given after non-opioids drugs can no longer control pain. While being treated with opioids, avoid alcohol, sleep aids and other medications that cause drowsiness because they can have a harmful interaction. Some opioid medications contain both opioid and non-opioid drugs. For example, Percocet contains oxycodone (an opioid) and acetaminophen. To ensure you don’t take too much of the non-opioid drug, talk with your health care provider before taking any over-the-counter medications, especially those containing acetaminophen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as ibuprofen.
Source: Susan G. Komen 2019