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