Complete List of Opioids - Brand Name, Street Name, Strength

This list of opioids by strength, opioids brand names, and opioids street names is a useful tool to have. See the complete list of opioids on HealthyPlace.

An opioids list can be an important reference to have. Knowing which drugs are opioids is a way to be informed regarding your own healthcare. It’s important, too, to know how they rank from strongest to weakest. Having this knowledge will help you have control over your own health. Opioids are highly addictive, and being informed allows you to communicate with your doctor regarding safe pain treatment (Commonly Abused Prescription Medications).

The below opioids drug list contains opioids names. The opioids brand names are names of prescription painkillers available. The opioids street names list contains illegal drugs.

The painkillers are listed in order from strongest to weakest. Strength ranking of opioids is challenging. There are a number of factors that influence the amount of pain relief someone will get from a prescription painkiller, including:

  • The route of administration (intravenous, oral, intramuscular, etc.)
  • An individual’s metabolism
  • An individual’s level of opioid tolerance

To make the ranking as objective and clear-cut as possible, opioids are often rated according to how they compare with morphine. What amount of medication is needed to achieve the same relief response as morphine’s? They’re either stronger than morphine, about the same as morphine, or weaker than morphine.

List of Prescription Opioids by Strength (Strongest to Weakest)

Stronger than morphine:

  • Fentanyl
  • Oxymorphone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Levorphanol
  • Methadone
  • Oxycodone

Morphine Equivalent

  • Morphine
  • Tapentadol
  • Hydrocodone

Weaker than Morphine

  • Vicodin
  • Norco
  • Percocet
  • Percodan
  • Demerol
  • Pethidine
  • Codeine
  • Tramadol
  • Lavdanum (Opium Tincture)

List of Street Names for Prescription Opioids

The above prescription painkillers often end up in the wrong hands and illegally sold and used. This list presents some commonly misused opioid painkillers and their street names.


  • Apache
  • Duragesic
  • Sublimaze
  • Dance fever
  • Actiq
  • TNT
  • China white
  • China girl
  • Tango and Cash
  • Jackpot
  • Friend
  • Goodfella


  • Oxy
  • Hillbilly heroin
  • Kickers
  • Oxycottons
  • Killers
  • OC


  • Amidone
  • Fizzies
  • Chocolate chip cookies


  • Roxanol
  • Miss Emma
  • M
  • White stuff
  • Monkey
  • Duramorph

Percocet and Percodan

  • Percs
  • Percodoms

Vicodin or Lorcet

  • Vikes
  • Watson-387

Codeine with Robitussin or Tylenol

  • Captain Cody
  • Cody
  • Schoolboy

Codeine with Glutethimide

  • Doors & fours
  • Pancakes and syrup
  • Loads


  • Pain killer
  • Demmies

List of Illicit Opioids

These opioids are not prescription pain meds obtained and sold illegally. Instead, they are street drugs that don’t have a legal form.


  • H
  • Big H
  • Smack
  • Junk
  • Dope
  • Horse
  • White horse
  • China white
  • Skunk
  • Skag
  • Brown sugar
  • Hell dust
  • Thunder
  • Chiva


  • Gum
  • Black stuff
  • O
  • Big O
  • Block
  • Dopium
  • Gee
  • God’s medicine
  • Black Pill
  • Hop
  • Toys
  • Chinese tobacco
  • Pox
  • Joy plant
  • Easing powder
  • Dream stick
  • Gun
  • Zero

One of the reasons that the United States is experiencing an opioid epidemic is that opioids are so widely available. Know which drugs are opioids to prevent accidental misuse and overdose.

article references

APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2021, December 16). Complete List of Opioids - Brand Name, Street Name, Strength, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Last Updated: December 30, 2021

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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