Fentanyl Patches Use, Abuse and Addiction

Fentanyl Transdermal is between 50 and 100 times more potent than morphine, from which it is derived. Although it can be injected or ingested orally (via a lollipop or lozenge), a standard ingestion method is to take the medication transdermally through patches. Duragesic is the most known brand name for fentanyl patches. Fentanyl abuse, including…

Fentanyl Abuse and Addiction – Latest News

Table of Contents Prince’s Fentanyl Overdose Sparks Conversation about Fentanyl Addiction Killer Painkillers Managing Pain Without Addiction Friday, April 21, 2017, marks a year since the sudden and shocking overdose death of Prince. The gender- and genre-bending artist defined a generation and redefined the status quo throughout his decades in performance. His passing brought back…

Exalgo Abuse and Addiction – Latest News

Perrigo will be adding to its portfolio of opioid generics. The FDA has approved Exalgo (hydromorphone HCL, 32 mg) extended-release tablets, another of the company’s generics. The drug is an opioid that is intended to manage moderate to severe pain in patients requiring continuous, around-the-clock pain opioid analgesia for an extended period. Perrigo said that…

Evekeo Abuse and Addiction – Latest News

Table of Contents Evekeo Addiction Effects Common side effects Serious side effects Risks Resources and References: The active component in Evekeo is amphetamine sulfate. It is a white, crystalline substance and a sympathomimetic amine of the amphetamine group. The CNS stimulant is a prescription drug and is considered a controlled substance. It can lead to addiction and…

EMSAM Patches Uses, Side Effects and Withdrawal

EMSAM is a prescription medication used to treat major depressive disorder. It belongs to a class of medications called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). EMSAM works by blocking the enzyme monoamine oxidase, which breaks down neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the brain. By inhibiting this enzyme, EMSAM increases the levels of these neurotransmitters,…

EMBEDA® Extended-Release Capsules CII: Latest Use, Abuse and Addiction News

FDA has approved updated labeling for EMBEDA® (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) extended-release (ER) capsules, for oral consumption, CII, to incorporate abuse-deterrence studies. The updated label says EMBEDA has characteristics expected to mitigate abuse via the oral and intranasal (i.e., snorting) routes when crushed. However, the misuse of EMBEDA by these routes is still a possibility.…

Elavil (Amitriptyline) Abuse and Addiction

Elavil (no longer in use) was a brand name for a generic drug called amitriptyline or amitriptyline hydrochloride, in full. Amitriptyline was also marketed under the brand name Endep, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has discontinued these brands. Amitriptyline is still available under its generic brand name. It belongs to the broader class…

Effexor (Venlafaxine) Abuse, Addiction and Withdrawal

It is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It is used to treat major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders, particularly generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. This article will look at the risks and uses associated with venlafaxine. How Effexor Works Venlafaxine is an SNRI. This drug works by enhancing and regulating…

Ecstasy (MDMA) Abuse and Addiction – Latest News

Table of Contents Ecstasy Touted as ‘Too Child-Friendly’ with MDMA Overdose Deaths on The Rise Ecstasy and festivals link Resources and References: Ecstasy-related deaths of under 29s in Wales and England are at the highest since record-taking began in 1993. Janine Milburn, whose teenage daughter, Georgia Jones, succumbed to MDMA cries that pills are too…

Librium Uses, Side Effects Abuse and Addiction

Librium is an addictive psychotropic drug that has similar properties to other benzodiazepines. Patients who are prescribed Librium for medical purposes, such as treating anxiety or insomnia, may become dependent on the drug. Some people may begin to abuse Librium, increasing the dose as they stop feeling the desired effects. Others may use Librium for…