Drug Photo Gallery

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See the molecular structures of common drugs, including drugs of abuse. Photos of the drugs themselves are also included.

Acetaminophen or Paracetamol - Drugs

Acetaminophen or Paracetamol is a widely-used analgesic and antipyretic drug.
Acetaminophen or Paracetamol is a widely-used analgesic and antipyretic drug. Ben Mills

Acetaminophen commonly is sold in the US under the brand name Tylenol. This pain reliever is derived from coal tar.

Amphetamine Chemical Structure - Drugs

Amphetamine is 1-phenylpropan-2-amine.
Amphetamine is 1-phenylpropan-2-amine. Amphetamines are drugs that increase levels of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine in the brain. They are commonly used as stimulants and appetite suppressants. Chesnok, Wikipedia Commons

Aspirin or Acetylsalicylic Acid - Drugs

Molecular Structure of Acetylsalicylic Acid or Aspirin
Molecular Structure of Acetylsalicylic Acid or Aspirin. Dr. A.M. Helmenstine

This is the molecular structure of acetylsalicylic acid, which is the active ingredient in aspirin.

Botulinum Toxin - Botox - Drugs

Crystallographic structure of the A serotype of the Botulinum neurotoxin, Botox.
Crystallographic structure of the A serotype of the Botulinum neurotoxin, Botox. Lacy, D.B., Tepp, W., Cohen, A.C., DasGupta, B.R., Stevens, R.C.

The Botulinum toxin is produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. This neurotoxin is the most toxic protein, though it has medical uses to treat muscle spasms and for cosmetic procedures. Its commercial names are Botox, Dysport, and Myobloc.

Cannabis - Drugs

This is a close-up photo of a cannabis (marijuana) bud.
This is a close-up photo of a cannabis (marijuana) bud. Ryan Bushby

Chloramphenicol - Drugs

Space-filling model of the antibiotic chloramphenicol.
Chloramphenicol is a bacteriostatic antimicrobial agent obtained from the Streptomyces bacterium. It was the first antibiotic to be synthesized on a large scale. Ben Mills

Coca Plant - Drugs

Cocaine is derived from the leaves of the coca plant, a bush which grows in South America.
Cocaine is derived from the leaves of the coca plant, a bush which grows primarily in Bolivia and Peru. Indiana Prevention Resource Center

Cocaine - Drugs

Cocaine comes from the coca plant.
Cocaine (benzoylmethyl ecgonine) is a crystalline alkaloid drug that is obtained from leaves of the coca plant. Ben Mills

Cocaine Hydrochloride Powder - Drugs

This is a photo of cocaine hydrochloride powder, a common form of cocaine.
This is a photo of cocaine hydrochloride powder, a common form of cocaine. US Drug Enforcement Agency

Compressed Cocaine Powder - Drugs

This is a close-up photo of a piece of compressed cocaine hydrochloride powder.
This is a close-up photo of a piece of compressed cocaine hydrochloride powder. Thoric, Wikipedia Commons

Cortisol - Drugs

Cortisol
Cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland. It sometimes is referred to as the "stress hormone" as it is produced in response to stress. Calvero, wikipedia commons

Crack Cocaine - Drugs

Crack is a freebase form of the drug cocaine.
Crack is a freebase form of the drug cocaine. US Drug Enforcement Agency

This pile of crack cocaine 'rocks' represents a street dosage. Crack is made by converting cocaine hydrochloride (powdered cocaine) into methylbenzoylecgonine (freebase cocaine) by processing the powder cocaine with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) or sodium hydroxide.

Creatine - Drugs

Creatine
Creatine is nitrogenous organic acid that helps to supply energy to nerve and muscle cells. It can be used as a drug to treat muscular diseases and to enhance athletic performance. Edgar181, wikipedia

Crystal Meth Photo - Drugs

This is a photo of crystal meth that was confiscated by the US Drug Enforcement Agency.
This is a photo of crystal meth that was confiscated by the US Drug Enforcement Agency. US DEA

Crystal meth is one street form of the drug methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is a stimulant that produces euphoria and excitement.

Crystal Meth - Drugs

Crystals of of the drug methamphetamine (crystal meth).
Crystals of the drug methamphetamine (crystal meth). US DEA

Depo-Testosterone - Drugs

10 ml vial of depo-testosterone, a synthetic anabolic steroid.
10 ml vial of depo-testosterone, a synthetic anabolic steroid. US DEA

Dopamine - Drugs

Dopamine
Dopamine is a hormone and neurotransmitter. NEUROtiker, wikipedia commons

Ecstasy Pills - Drugs

Ecstasy or MDMA is manufactured worldwide.
Ecstasy or MDMA is manufactured worldwide. Ecstasy pills may be found in any color and with a variety of stamped logos. US Drug Enforcement Agency

Ephedrine - Drugs

Ephedrine
Ephedrine or (1R,2S)-2-(methylamino)-1-phenylpropan-1-ol is a drug which is used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, and decongestant. Anne Helmenstine

Epinephrine or Adrenaline - Drugs

Epinephrine or Adrenaline
Epinephrine or Adrenaline - hormone and neurotransmitter. Its IUPAC name is (R)-4-(1-hydroxy- 2-(methylamino)ethyl)benzene-1,2-diol. Cacycle, wikipedia commons

Flunitrazepam or Rohypnol - Drugs

Flunitrazepam is a benzodiazepine derivative marketed by Roche under the trade name Rohypnol.
Flunitrazepam is a benzodiazepine derivative marketed by Roche under the trade name Rohypnol. It is sometimes known as the date rape drug or by the street name of roofies. Ben Mills

Heroin - Drugs

Heroin (diacetylmorphine or diamorphine) is pain-killer and recreational drug.
Heroin (diacetylmorphine or diamorphine) is pain-killer and recreational drug that is derived from morphine, which in turn comes from the opium poppy. Ben Mills

Heroin - Drugs

These are photos of heroin powder confiscated by the US Drug Enforcement Agency.
These are photos of heroin powder confiscated by the US Drug Enforcement Agency. Note the variation in color. The penny is included to indicate size of the sample. US DEA

Heroin, Black Tar - Drugs

This is a photo of black tar heroin.
This is a photo of black tar heroin. US Drug Enforcement Agency

Hydrocodone Pills - Drugs

This is a photo of hydrocodone pills.
This is a photo of hydrocodone pills. Hydrocodone may be prescribed as a pain reliever or cough suppressant. US DEA

Hydrocodone Capsules - Drugs

This is a photo of hydrocodone capsules. Hydrocodone typically is found in pill or capsule form.
This is a photo of hydrocodone capsules. Hydrocodone typically is found in pill or capsule form. US Drug Enforcement Agency

Hydrocodone may be prescribed for moderate to severe pain or as a cough suppressant.

Ibuprofen 3-D Structure - Drugs

This is the three-dimensional structure of ibuprofen.
This is the three-dimensional chemical structure of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen. Jak, Creative Commons License

Ibuprofen Chemical Structure - Drugs

This is the two-dimensional chemical structure of ibuprofen.
This is the two-dimensional chemical structure of ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Harbin, public domain

Khat - Drugs

Khat (Catha edulis) is a shrub from northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Khat (Catha edulis) is a shrub from northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Chewing khat leaves results in a stimulant effect, similar to that of cocaine or methamphetamine. US Drug Enforcement Agency

Ketamine Structure - Drugs

Ketamine is a drug used in humans and animals as a dissociative anesthetic.
Ketamine is a drug used in humans and animals as a dissociative anesthetic. Ben Mills

Ketamine - Drugs

10 ml bottles of injectable Ketamine.
10 ml bottles of injectable Ketamine. US DEA

Lipitor (Atorvastatin) - Drugs

Lipitor (Atorvastatin)is a drug that is used to lower blood cholesterol levels.
Lipitor (Atorvastatin)is a drug that is used to lower blood cholesterol levels. Atorvastatin is also sold under the brand names Lipidra, Aztor, Torvatin, Sortis, Torvast, Torvacard, Totalip, Tulip, Xarator, Atorpic, Liprimar, Atorlip, Avas, and Storvas. Roadnottaken, wikipedia.org

LSD - Drugs

This is a rotating molecular structure of LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide.
This is a rotating molecular structure of LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide. Microswitch, wikipedia.org

lysergic acid diethylamide - Drugs

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or acid is a psychedelic drug.
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or acid is a psychedelic drug. Ben Mills

LSD Liquid - Drugs

This is a solution containing LSD that was seized by US authorities.
This is a solution containing the drug LSD that was seized by US authorities. US Drug Enforcement Agency

Marijuana - Drugs

Photo of marijuana or cannabis leaves.
Photo of marijuana or cannabis leaves. Dohduhdah, Wikipedia Commons

Marijuana - Drugs

Marijuana or ganja comes from the flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa plant.
Marijuana or ganja comes from the flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa plant. Marijuana is another name for Cannabis. Erik Fenderson

Methamphetamine - Drugs

Methamphetamine, n-methyl-1-phenyl-propan-2-amine
Methamphetamine, n-methyl-1-phenyl-propan-2-amine. Sbrools, wikipedia.org

MDMA or Ecstasy - Drugs

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) is most commonly known by the street name Ecstasy.
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) is most commonly known by the street name Ecstasy (E, X, or XTC). It is a member of the phenethylamine class of psychoactive drugs. Halfdan, Wikipedia Commons

Ecstasy Pills - Drugs

Ecstasy Pills
Ecstasy Pills. US DEA

Methamphetamine - Drugs

Skeletal molecular structure of methamphetamine or n-methyl-1-phenyl-propan-2-amine.
Skeletal molecular structure of methamphetamine or n-methyl-1-phenyl-propan-2-amine. Ben Mills

Methylphenidate or Ritalin - Drugs

Methylphenidate (MPH) is methyl 2-phenyl-2-(2-piperidyl)acetate.
Methylphenidate (MPH) is methyl 2-phenyl-2-(2-piperidyl)acetate. Brand names of methyphenidate incllude methylphenidate include Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate, Methylin, and Focalin. It is a prescription stimulant used to treat ADHD and drowsiness. Jesin, Wikipedia Commons

Morphine - Drugs

Skeletal structure of morphine, an analgesic drug derived from the opium poppy.
Skeletal structure of morphine, an analgesic drug derived from the opium poppy. Ben Mills

Nicotine - Drugs

Nicotine is an alkaloid from plants belonging to the nightshade family.
Space-filling model of nicotine, an alkaloid derived from the nightshade family of plants. In addition to tobacco and coca, nicotine is found in smaller quantities in tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and green peppers. Ben Mills

Opium Photo - Drugs

Opium is a narcotic made from the sap (latex) of the seed pods of opium poppies.
Opium is a narcotic made from the sap (latex) of the seed pods of opium poppies. It contains up to 12% morphine. US Drug Enforcement Agency

Opium Poppy - Drugs

These are seed pods of opium poppies, with a penny included to give a sense of scale.
These are seed pods of opium poppies, with a penny included to give a sense of scale. The opium poppy is the source of opium, morphine, codeine, heroin, and other drugs. US Drug Enforcement Agency

Oxycodone - Drugs

Oxycodone, 4,5-epoxy-14-hydroxy-3- methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one
Oxycodone, 4,5-epoxy-14-hydroxy-3- methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one.

Oxycontin Pills - Drugs

OxyContin is the time-release form of oxycodone, a narcotic used to relieve pain and coughing.
OxyContin is the time-release form of oxycodone, a narcotic used to relieve pain and coughing. US Drug Enforcement Agency

PCP or Phencyclidine - Drugs

This is the ball-and-stick structure of the drug PCP or phencyclidine hydrochloride.
This is the ball-and-stick structure of the drug PCP or phencyclidine hydrochloride. Ben Mills

PCP stands for phenylcyclohexylpiperidine, the systemic name of phencyclidine. PCP is a dissociative drug that has anesthetic, hallucinogenic, and neurotoxic effects.

Rohypnol Pills - Drugs

This is a photo of Rohypnol pills.
This is a photo of Rohypnol pills. The present form of the drug is imprinted with 542 and supplied as a 1-milligram dose in an olive green, oblong tablet which contains a dye that is supposed to be visible if the drug is added to a drink. US DEA

Rohypnol Pills - Drugs

This is a picture of some Rohypnol pills in their packaging.
This is a picture of some Rohypnol pills in their packaging. US Department of Justice

Taxol or Paclitaxel - Drugs

Taxol or Paclitaxel is a mitotic inhibitor that is used for cancer chemotherapy.
Taxol or Paclitaxel is a mitotic inhibitor that is used for cancer chemotherapy. R. Terrett

Thalidomide - Drugs

Thalidomide is a drug that is a sedative-hypnotic and multiple myeloma medication.
Thalidomide is a drug that is a sedative-hypnotic and multiple myeloma medication. It is also a powerful teratogen that can produce birth defects in animals and humans. Ben Mills

THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol - Drugs

Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the primary psychoactive agent found in the Cannabis plant.
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the primary psychoactive agent found in the Cannabis (marijuana) plant. Anthonyvidal, Wikipedia Commons

Vasopressin - Drugs

This is a space-filling model of arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH).
This is a space-filling model of arginine vasopressin, sometimes called antidiuretic hormone (ADH) or simply 'vasopressin'. Vasopressin is a peptide hormone that occurs in most mammals, including humans. Fvasconcellos, Wikipedia

MDPV Chemical Structure - Drugs

This is the chemical structure for methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV.
This is the chemical structure for methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV, which is the designer drug commonly called "bath salts". Harbin, public domain

Bath Salts or MDPV - Drugs

Bath Salts are a stimulant designer drug. Aura is one of the brand names of this drug.
Bath Salts are a stimulant designer drug. Aura is one of the brand names of this drug. US DEA
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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Drug Photo Gallery." ThoughtCo, Oct. 3, 2017, thoughtco.com/drug-composition-photo-gallery-4064200. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, October 3). Drug Photo Gallery. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/drug-composition-photo-gallery-4064200 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Drug Photo Gallery." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/drug-composition-photo-gallery-4064200 (accessed October 24, 2017).