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Overdose

What is an Overdose? Drug overdoses can be accidental or intentional. They occur when a person takes more than the medically recommended dose of a drug or more than their body has developed a tolerance for. Some people may be…

Naloxone

What is Naloxone? Naloxone is a medicine which can temporarily reverse the effects of an overdose caused by opiates and opioids such as heroin, methadone or morphine. The main life-threatening effect of opiates is to slow down and stop breathing. Naloxone blocks…

Heroin and other opiates

Boy, brown, china white, dragon, gear, H, horse, junk, skag, smack, diamorphine, morphine, methadone, opium, codeine, pethidine, dihydrocodeine (DF118), palfium, diconal, temgesic, physeptone What is heroin? Heroin (medical name diamorphine) is one of a group of drugs called ‘opiates’. These…

Opioid analgesics

(Note: For Tramadol information specifically please the DrugWatch Tramadol factsheet) DrugWatch are an informal online professional network established by a group of professionals working in the UK and Irish drugs sector, including DrugWise.) An analgesic is a pain-killing drug. There…