Which pain medications are we talking about?

The pain medications we are talking about are those that contain medicines called opioids.

The opioid pain medicines below are available in New Zealand in either prescription or over-the-counter medications. We are interested in talking to people who have been taking one or more of these medications and who think they may have developed an addiction problem with them.

Medicine Name Medication Brand Name(s)

Codeine (on its own or

with paracetamol,

ibuprofen or other


Codeine Phosphate, Mersyndol™, Ibucode plus™, Nurofen

Plus™, Panafen Plus™, Codalgin™, Panadeine™,

Panadeine Extra™, Panadeine Plus™, Pharmacist’s Own

Pain Relief™, Pharmacist’s Own Pain Relief Plus™, Your

Pharmacy Pain Relief™, Your pharmacy Pain Relief Plus™

Dextropropoxyphene Paradex™, Capadex™
Dihydrocodeine DHC continus™
Fentanyl Fentanyl Sandoz patch™
Methadone Biodone™, Methatabs™, Pallidone™

Arrow-Morphine™, LA Morph™, M-Eslon™, RA-Morph™,



Oxycodone CR™, OxyContin™, Oxydone BNM™,


Pethidine Pethidine tablet, Pethidine Hydrochloride tablet
Tramadol Arrow Tramadol™, Durotram™, Tramal™, Tramal SR™