Interactive: Commonly abused prescription drugs

Commonly abused prescription drugs
Few prescription drugs are excluded from abuse and misuse. Use the interactive list below to explore the types of drugs that most often contribute to the problem.
  • Amphetamine
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Codeine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Fentanyl
  • Flunitrazepam
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate
  • Methylphenidate
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone HCL


Stimulant that mimics adrenaline oftren prescribed for ADHD and narcolepsy


Rapid or irregular heartbeat

Symptoms of abuse

Reduced appetite, weight loss, nervousness, insomnia, aggressiveness, impulsive behavior, dilated pupils (can't see eye color), high body temperature