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Drug:: Other Narcotics
Classification:: Narcotic
CSA Schedule: Schedule II, III, IV, V
Trade or Other Names: Percodan; Percocet; Tylox; Opium; Darvon; Buprenorphine; Meperdine (Pethidine); Demerol; Talwin (Talwin is not designated a narcotic under the CSA)
Medical Uses: Analgesic; Anti-diarrheal
Physical Dependence: High-Low
Psychological Dependence: High-Low
Tolerance: Yes
Duration (hours): Variable
Usual Method: Oral; Injected
Possible Effects: Euphoria; Drowsiness; Respiratory depression; Constricted pupils; Nausea
Effects of Overdose: Slow and shallow breathing; Clammy skin; Convulsions; Coma; Possible death
Withdrawal Syndrome: Watery eyes; Runny nose; Yawning; Loss of appetite; Irritability; Tremors; Panic; Cramps; Nausea; Chills & sweating

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