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
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™
|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™|