Science List of Most Commonly Abused Medications

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Here is a list of the most commonly abused medicines in the US. Prescription drug abuse is often a cited as a gateway to hard drug use. Many times patients are prescribed medications for a justifiable reasons and users become addicted to the drugs they have been put on by doctors. These medications need to be used with care. This list is for informational purposes only. A lot of people use medications without knowing what they are for and that is bad. See our list of common diseases to help you understand what treatments are available but please see a doctor before taking any medication. Also you may be interested in the diseases of circulatory system or the rare skin diseases.

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Amphetamine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Narcolepsy, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Dexedrine, Adderall

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Diazepam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Ménière's disease, Panic disorder, Tetanus - Valium

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Methadone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Opioid-Related Disorders, Intractable Pain - Dolophine

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Oxycodone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Post-Operative Pain - OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet, Roxicodone, Tylox

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Cocaine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Pain, Cough

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Methylphenidate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Attention deficit disorder, Hyperactivity, Narcolepsy - Ritalin

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Phenobarbital is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Focal epilepsy, Benign neonatal epilepsy, Tonic–clonic seizure - Luminal

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Opium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Crohn's disease, Pain, Diarrhea

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Clonazepam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Myoclonic epilepsy, Panic disorder, Tic - KIonopin

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Glutethimide is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Glutethimide Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders

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Fentanyl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Pain - Sublimaze, Duragesic

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Ethchlorvynol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Ethchlorvynol Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders - Placidyl

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Buprenorphine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Buprenorphine Pain, Opioid dependence - Buprenex, Temgesic

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Triazolam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Triazolam Insomnia, Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders - Halcion

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Methyprylon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Methyprylon Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders - Noludar

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Phenmetrazine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Phenmetrazine Obesity - Preludin

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Morphine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Dyspnea, Pain, Intractable Pain - MS Contin, Oramorph, Roxanol, Duramorph, others.

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Hydromorphone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Post-Operative Pain, Cough - Dilaudid

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Chlordiazepoxide is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Chlordiazepoxide Anxiety disorder, Alcoholism - Librium, Libritabs

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Phendimetrazine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Phendimetrazine Obesity - Plegine

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Oxazepam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Focal epilepsy, Anxiety, Delirium tremens - Serax

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Chloral hydrate is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Chloral hydrate Noctec

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Clorazepate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Clorazepate Focal epilepsy, Anxiety, Delirium tremens - Tranxene

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Quazepam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Quazepam Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders - Doral

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Pentazocine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Pentazocine Pain - Talwin

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Phentermine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Phentermine Obesity - Fastin

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Pemoline is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Pemoline Narcolepsy, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Cylert

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Butorphanol is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Butorphanol Pain - Stadol

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Midazolam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Midazolam Agitation, Status epilepticus, Anxiety disorder - Versed

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Anabolic steroids is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Anabolic steroids Numerous products such as Anadrol-50, Deca-Durabolin, Halotestin, Oxandrin, Winstrol.

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Lorazepam is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Focal epilepsy, Substance Withdrawal Syndrome, Status epilepticus - Ativan

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Temazepam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Panic disorder, Insomnia, Depressive Disorder - Restoril

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Flurazepam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Flurazepam Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders - Dalmane

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Butalbital is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Butalbital Headache - Fiorinal, Fioricet

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Methamphetamine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Obesity, Narcolepsy - Desoxyn, Crystal Meth

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Oxymorphone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Pain - Numorphan

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Pentobarbital is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Status epilepticus - Nembutal

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Codeine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Post-Operative Pain, Pain, Cough - In low doses combined with non-narcotic medications such as Actifed, Novahistine DH, Terpin Hydrate, Ambenyl, Prometh, Pbenergan, Dihistine DH, Dimetane-DC, Robitussin A-C, CheracolLow doses combined with non-narcotic ...

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Levorphanol is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Levorphanol Pain - Levo-Dromoran

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Amobarbital is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Status epilepticus, Anxiety disorder, Seizure - Amytal

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Diphenoxylate is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Diarrhea - Lomotil

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Secobarbital is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Secobarbital Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders - Seconal

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Sufentanil is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Pain - Sufenta

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Alfentanil is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Afenta

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Testosterone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Testosterone Breast Neoplasm, Hypogonadism, Delayed puberty

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Hydrocodone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Post-Operative Pain, Obstructive lung disease, Cough - With acetaminophen - Lorcet, Lortab, Vicodin; with Aspirin - Lortab ASA; with chlorpheniramine - Tussionex

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Prazepam is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Duodenal ulcer, Focal epilepsy, Spasticity - Centrax

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Benzphetamine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Obesity - Didrex

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Butabarbital is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Butabarbital Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders - Butisol

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Alprazolam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Most Commonly Abused Medications
Panic disorder, Anxiety, Agoraphobia - Xanax