This is why they are prescribed by a Doctor. Yes, Opiates can cause centrals. All drugs have PROs and CONs, if you randomly need pain meds, try 'Tramadol", generic for "Ultram" - non-opiate mild to moderate pain killer.
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.
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Opiates are CNS depressants; and most sleep docs discourage their use.
Tramadol has opioid like effects on neural transmitters and may not be the best choice either.
Vicoprofen is a mix of hydrocodone and ibuprofen.
(one reason they mix them is to get one level lower on the DEA schedule for controlled substances.)
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