Information About Heroin

Naturally Occurring:Extracted from the poppy plant. Semi-synthetic:Minor modification to the morphine molecule. Synthetic: Lab made & independent of the Poppy plant. Agonist-antagonist:Having properties of and ability to block narcotics.*
Naturally Occuring
Generic Name
Trade Name
Opium Paregoric
Parepectolin
Pantopon
B & O Supprettes
Donnagel-PG
Morphine Morphine Sulfate
Duramorph
Codeine Roxanol
Empirin w/codeine
Tylenol w/codeine
Phenergan w/codeine
Robitussin-AC
Identification:
Opium: Dark brown chunks or powder, smoked, eaten, or injected.
Morphine: White crystals, tablets, liquid, can be snorted.
Codeine: Dark liquid, capsules, tablets, can be snorted and injected. 

SEMI-SYNTHETIC
Generic Name Trade Name
Heroin none
Hydrocodone Hycodan
Hycomine
Tussionex
Lorcet-HD
Vicodin
Hydromorphone Dilaudid
Oxycodone Percodan
Percocet
Tylox
Identification:
Heroin:
White to dark brown powder or tar-like and sticky, smoked, injected.
Others: Tablets.
 

SYNTHETIC
Generic Name Trade Name
Alphaprodine Misentil
Diphenoxylate Lomotil
Fentanyl Sublimaze
Levorphanol Imodium
Meperidine Demerol
Methadone Dolophine
Propoxyphene Darvon
Darvon-N
SK-65
Wygesic
Identification:
All:
Tablets, liquid, powder, can be injected.
 

AGONIST-ANTAGONIST
Generic Name Trade Name
Buprenorphine Buprenex
Butorphanol Stadol
Nalbuphine Nubain
Pentazocine Talwin
Identification:
All:
Tablets or liquid
 

DESIGNER OPIOIDS
Fentanyl Analogues:
Known for killing people. One infamous form was was called “Tango and Cash” on the street. Some were found dead with the needle still in their arm (Mihorn 269). Most common street name is “China White” and is 200 – 1000 times more powerful than morphine.
Meperidine:
A bad garage lab produced the wrong type of this drug which produced Parkinson’s like symptoms in its users (ibid).

Notes and Work Cited

Milhorn, T. Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Authoritive Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors. (Cambridge: Perseus, 1994)

* I take this to mean that the drug is a narcotic that can knock other worse fitting narcotic molecules off receptor sites.