1. Which of the following are not narcotics?
B, C, and D. Tegretol is an anti-convulsant. Toradol is an anti-inflammatory. Taxol is a chemotherapy drug. Tramadol is a synthetic narcotic.
2. Which medication does not belong with the others:
B. Hydrocodone. All of the other medications are forms of the narcotic oxycodone.
3. Why would methadone be prescribed?
Most have heard that the synthetic narcotic methadone is used for treatment of heroin addiction. However, it may also be prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It is thought that methadone produces less of a “high” than natural opiates, but it can still be associated with effects of central nervous system depression and can also be addictive.
4. What do these medications have in common:
All of the medications listed are forms of the drug fentanyl. Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opiate. Injectable forms may be combined with other medications for surgery anesthesia. Fentanyl may also be administered through a patch stuck on the skin or as a lozenge. Fentanyl powder mixed with heroin is potentially fatal.