What is the source of most narcotic analgesics? Name two popular drugs prepared from this substance.

1 Answer
Oct 31, 2016

Narcotic analgesics are typically opioid medications used in the treatment of severe pain.


Examples include codeine, methadone, morphine.

The source of most of these medications is of course the opium poppy. There are some opium poppy plantations that are grown under special licence so that pharmaceutical companies can extract morphine, and heroin for (legal) use in special medications. These are some of the most powerful pain killing drugs known to man.