Medication and Drugs
Hydrocodone
Codeine
Oxycodone
Painkillers
Percocet and Percodan
Vicodin
Opiates

Are there instances in which opioids or opiates such as vicodin percocet or codeine are prescribed for purposes other than pain?

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07/08/2009

Yes. Codeine and hydrocodone (Vicodin) are frequently used as a cough suppresent. Sometimes in pill form and other times in elixer (liquid form). I'm not sure about percocet(oxycodone). Check with your pharmacist. And Doctors use a opiate methadone to get people off heroin Morphine and Opium powders are used as antidiarrheals, but you need to be near death to get a doctor to give them to you