Are pain killers made with real Opium?

Answer No, it is synthesized even though it is a naturally occurring substance. Some labs might still use real opium, but they'd probably get in trouble with FDA.

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Bad idea to mix pain killers with sleep aids?

You should not take sleep aids with opioid painkillers such as Percocet. The reason for this is that opioids already depress breathing and produce sleepiness, and the combined effect with another d... Read More »

There's a guy in my office with a toothache and no pain killers on hand?

Anyone in the office wearing stilettos? Slam it into his foot, and his tooth will stop hurting.

Can I take pain killers like paracetamol or ibuprofen with anti-depressants?

Yes you can, but look out for side effects. I am on the same thing and was even prescribed paracetamol with codeine for a trapped nerve.

How much opium is produced from one opium poppy plant?

Each opium poppy plant produces three to five flower heads on average, but may produce seven or more. Each flower head produces a seed pod which can contain anywhere from 10 to 100mg of opium; the ... Read More »