The addition of opiate drugs in epidurals can create further risks for the mother, such as respiratory depression.
By using opiate analgesics and sedatives to provide comfort to a dying patient, we risk depressing respirations and causing hypotension, which may hasten death.
Powdered morphine, which is an opiate , sprinkled directly on the wound and oral opium also were used widely as analgesics.
He claimed that the practice of giving fishermen a strong opiate drug for withdrawal was just as dangerous as heroin as there was no way of monitoring its use at sea.
The project, the first of its kind in the York area, aims to help addicts of heroin and other opiate drugs such as methadone.
Small studies have suggested that the opiate antagonist naltrexone is effective for treating alcohol addiction.
Both were white women with a college education, and both used prescription opiate drugs along with heroin.
Methadone is a synthetic opiate , similar to heroin, that blocks the effects of heroin and eliminates withdrawal symptoms.
In this case, the drug was an opiate called Percocet, a prescription pain medication.
Anti-cancer drugs and radiotherapy commonly produce nausea and vomiting, as do other drugs active in the central nervous system, including opiate pain killers (morphine, heroin) and also alcohol.