Prescription Opioids are depressant drugs which means that they slow down and interfere with the functioning of the brain and the body. Doctors may prescribe Prescription Opioids to help treat pain.
Prescription Opioids have an important role in managing surgical pain, end-of-life care and some severe short-term painful conditions.
The use of Prescription Opioids in Chronic pain (or persistent pain) is conflicting. NPS MedicineWise highlights that current medical research does not support the long-term use of Prescription Opioids.
If your doctor has prescribed you a long-term Prescription Opioid, do not stop taking the medication without consulting a doctor.
Talk to your Doctor about the risks and benefits of the medication and your long-term health goals.
For a review of your Prescription Opioid, contact PRS on (07) 3059 1301 or fill out the form below to book an appointment. We can contact your doctor with advice on your Prescription Opioid use.