The popularity of Kratom is ever growing. The medicinal plant is an excellent painkiller, a muscle relaxant as well as a stimulant. Kratom is considered an ideal alternative to the opiates and other pain relieving medicines that are available on the market.

It is natural, safer and better choice for getting analgesic effects as compared to the chemically modified medicines and drugs.

Because of its proven efficacy and safe working mechanism, even doctors and health practitioners are recommending the use of Kratom to get relief from aching joints and muscles.

However, despite its popularity, Kratom is still not available in several parts of the world due to various reasons.

People who don’t have access to this therapeutic plant and they are unable to get Kratom from the market they can consider using the following alternatives to substitute for Kratom.

1. Morphine

MorphineMorphine is a famous opiate drug that is widely used for the treatment of chronic pain.

Morphine works by binding its chemical to the opioid receptors in the brain which completely block the transmission of pain sensations to the brain.

This results in pain relief because of which Morphine is much credited as one of the strongest natural painkiller remedies.

Although Kratom is a much-preferred drug for pain relief as it does not have any side effects and it does not lead to addiction.

But people who are unable to find Kratom in their local areas can use Morphine as a substitute to Kratom.

Morphine is a strong painkiller which delivers instant results.

But unfortunately, due to its brain altering properties Morphine can be used as a drug of abuse and it may cause addiction if used in higher doses and for a longer period of time.

It is banned in most parts of the United States but its use for pain management is still allowed at the health care facilities.

People who wish to attain simple and safe painkiller effects from Morphine should use this drug strictly according to doctor’s advice. [1]

2. Oxycodone

OxycodoneOxycodone is yet another pain relieving narcotic analgesic.

Oxycodone is rapidly gaining in popularity for the management of acute pain such as that associated with joints or cancer.

Oxycodone delivers pain-killing effects due to its high opioid content.

Inside our brain, there are tiny sites which produce a pain relieving chemical known as analgesia.

These tiny sites are known as the Mu Opioid Receptors.

The opioids in the oxycodone have a strong affinity to these receptors and by binding itself to these sites, it blocks the sensory organs from sending pain signals to the brain.

It numbs the nerves so that users are unable to feel pain and get relaxation.

Today, oxycodone is very famous in the pain management arena due to its powerful and instant pain relieving effects.

It’s used to relieve pain from injuries, arthritis, cancer, and other conditions.

People who are seeking pain killer benefits from oxycodone must take their doctor’s advice before use.

This drug is only available in the form of prescription analgesic medicine. Taking Oxycodone in high doses can result in sedation. [2]

3. Natural Hydrocodone

hydrocodoneNatural Hydrocodone is yet another substitute for Kratom.

It is also an opioid analgesic and helps significantly in pain management.

It is synthesized from codeine, one of the opioid alkaloids found in the opium poppy.

Natural Hydrocodone is widely used for alleviating many types of pain. It is an excellent remedy for moderate to severe acute pain.

Natural Hydrocodone is very effective in relieving chronic pain related to arthritis, osteoporosis, joint issues, surgeries, injuries caused by accident and even cancer.

Natural Hydrocodone contains active chemicals which act as a painkiller by altering the way your brain responds to pains and aches.

These chemicals change the way your sensory organs sense and respond to pain.

While natural Hydrocodone is an excellent pain management drug, there are several side effects that may make concern its users.

The use of natural Hydrocodone may cause constipation, stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting in some users.

Other side effects of natural Hydrocodone include dry mouth, stuffy nose, sneezing, mild drowsiness, fatigue, headache or dizziness.

Natural Hydrocodone, just like other opiate narcotics can be used as a substance of abuse but it is still legal in parts of the work for medicinal purposes.

Natural Hydrocodone is strictly regulated under the state laws. [3]

4. Methadone

methadoneOne of the powerful and strongest painkillers in the category of analgesic narcotics.

Methadone is used for the treatment and management of acute and chronic pain.

People who are suffering from terminal cancer are administered this drug to get relief from the unbearable excruciating pain.

Various strains of Kratom work exactly the same way to help users alleviate even the most severe types of pain.

But methadone makes a good choice for those who don’t have access to Kratom products.

Besides treating chronic pain, methadone is also very effective in reducing withdrawal symptoms in patients addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs.

Methadone is administered to the patients in the form of pills or liquid syrups.

Methadone can only be obtained through prescription and from certified pharmacies only, which are authorized by the state and federal bodies. [4]

5. Fentanyl

fentanylFentanyl is an opioid analgesic, which means it belongs to the opiate (narcotics) drug family.

Fentanyl is an effective painkiller, it is powerful and strong in its action and therefore it is used for treating severe chronic pain.

Fentanyl contains special chemical compounds that numb the sensory nerves inside the brain.

As a result, the receptors in the brain are unable to feel or detect pain sensations, and users get relief from all sorts of aches.

Fentanyl is used as a legitimate painkiller medicine and it is authorized to be administered under the supervision of health care experts.

Since it is a psychoactive drug, which means it alters the brain’s chemistry to derive desired results.

Fentanyl is banned, in various parts of the world, to be used as a recreational drug.

Fentanyl can cause severe dependency and addiction, which can give rise to various health-related issues.

This is why this drug cannot be obtained without doctor’s prescription. [5]

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Asad Khan is an independent health journalist who specializes in food policy and global health. He is a senior fellow for investigative health journalism at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.