This category contains articles about opioid pain medication (opiates).
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- Respiratory depression is a serious and potentially fatal side effect of opioids which has led to recent warnings. This can happen even when opioids are taken as prescribed.
- Addiction and substance misuse are a well-known risk of opioid medications.
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adverse reaction Any unintended or unwanted response to a treatment, whether in a clinical trial or licensed treatment. May be minor or serious.