Opiates - Drug Toxicity

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Latest prescription information about Opiates. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Drug Name : Opiates

Indication : The test detects urine opiates and is used almost exclusively to show presence of drugs of abuse in this class. Opiates in general are a group of drugs 'narcotics' which are used medically to relieve pain, but which also have a high potential for abuse. Some opiates come from a resin taken from the seed pod of the Asian poppy. This group includes opium, morphine and codeine. Opium appears as dark brown chunks or as a powder, and is usually smoked or eaten.


Physiology : Morphine is a prescribed drug for pain relief, a metabolite of heroin, a metabolite of codeine, and constituents of poppy seeds. The intake of heroin by the user can only be proved by the detection of 6-O-acetyl morphine by the urine confirmatory test.

Normal Values : Negative
Critical Values : > 300 ng/mL


Test Method : High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC).


Side effects : Side effects - restlessness, nausea and vomiting, cold skin, breathing slows down and death may occur.

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