Opana Endo Recall

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RAWDOG Says:
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So I heard on the news yesterday that the FDA WANTS to stop production of Endo's Opana. Now my question is are they also gonna make IMPAX/Global to stop production on their generic oxymorphone too? Or is this aimed directly at Endo? I have a script right now that I can't fill for another 2 and a half weeks. What's gonna happen when I bring it in to get filled? It's written as oxymorphone ER NOT OPANA is that gonna matter or am I screwed? Plus on a side note if I would have to get it changed (my script). Would it be too much to ask my Doc to write for 100mg MS Contin or is that too big of a jump from the oxymorphone 30mg ER that I've been getting for a year now?

I only ask that because every other milligram of MS CONTIN does not work for me. Only the 100's do anything for my pain. Don't ask me why, it's just always been like that. And also I would switch to Fentanyl but that too has been all over the news and would be hard to get filled, plus the only microgram that works for me is the 50. The 25 and 12.5 don't do s*** for my pain and it's mad expensive and my insurance probably wouldn't cover that anyways. People, this is a bad day for chronic pain patients. It just sucks. I finally found something that helped me with my pain and they're gonna rip that out from under me and force me to get something that will probably not help me at all. Anyone with any information please get back to me as far as if IMPAX/Global is being affected by this too or is it just Endo? Thank you.

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Pyroboy1438 Says:
 
I'm about tired of the whole pill thing. Between fighting with doctors to get a adequate amount or dose to control my pain to pharmacy's not being able to fill scrips. I am about ready to try medical marijuana now that it passed here in Florida. Methadone worked for me for 8 years but now the new doctor doesn't want to prescribe it. She says it's not "accepted medicine"? Well it's accepted by me the patient. Maybe she don't get kick back from cheap methadone? Anyway, I'm leaving her joke of a practice.

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Cactus Arizona Says:
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They pulled Opana off the shelves, per FDA there were too many people abusing it. I was on Opana for years and believe me I was very upset about this. This medicine was my quality of life. It helped me in so many ways. I read the paper that Endo sent to the pain clinic yesterday and NO they will put you on something else but not Opana or the generic version. Special thanks to all the abusers out there for having the FDA pull the Opanas all together off the shelves. Morphine is what I'm on now. It does help but honestly not as much as the Opana did.

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Why Says:
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I'm just about sick of all doctors my pain doctor doesn't give me enough to control my pain. But if I would take anything else, and it would come up in my urine then I'm screwed. What is an old woman to do.

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Bertman Says:
 
I too have wondered as I also take the Global version of the generic....my pain doc just told me that the FDA "suggestion" (which are usually followed) was aimed at the current brand name Opana EDR since that was the one whose formulation has apparently been cracked with methods now on the net on how to abuse it...putting that crap in my vein terrifies me period..but something that might literally cause immediate clots etc is just stupid...but they're out there... He also pointed out, however, that typically the generic version will follow if the name brand is pulled...his guess is we might be able to continue our generic equiv for another 30-60 days but to watch what Purdue\Endo does...if they follow the "suggestion" then the generics won't be far behind...sad that a few *****s screw up all the legitimate patients.

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rebekah Says:
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Yes they are getting the idea that it is killing people finally!!!! you need to get off all of it

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BL Says:
 
RAWDOG, the FDA press release only mentions Endo Pharmaceuticals. Your prescription is not for the brand Opana ER. It is for the generic, oxymorphone.

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methadionian Says:
 
Ask for M.S IR not ER. IMO Oxymorphone orally is pretty much 85% useless. That's a fact. I'm being on the conservative side rating the bio-availablity og Oxymorphone is 10% when used orally. So when You are getting an ER version or OPANA your not getting much & paying top dollar. Get good old M.S immediate release & I bet it will help You a lot. How ever your tolerance will grown very fast. Again just my opinion. Decades of severe chronic pain.

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Bertman Says:
 
I'm sorry, you obviously know not what real pain is. To make a statement like that shows pure ignorance of the facts. FACT: There has been NO known deaths from taking Opana exactly as prescribed. In fact this goes for any narcotic pain med....used AS Prescribed it will NOT kill you. So get stage 4 cancer with real pain & have nothing but motrin to take...good luck. It's the *****s who insist on shoving it up their noses or in their veins & taking 2..3..4+ or times the correct dose chasing a high...not treating pain, that's killing people...so take care before you paint all users of these meds with a single brush....I've been being treated more than 5 yrs...never once asked for an early script, failed a U/A for other illicit drugs and always follow the docs instructions...guess what...I'm healthy as a horse with no near death incidents...imagine that.

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Cactus Arizona Says:
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well I used to take 50 milligrams of Opana a day I'm on 60 milligrams of morphine. It does help. Don't worry about the milligram. Just try what they give you and go from there. Best of luck.

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Cactus Arizona Says:
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Excuse me! Are you referring to me? On the contrary, I know what true pain is. I am in a pain clinic for Gods sake. What would possess you to say something like that? I have spine problems and a list of other pain related illnesses so I'm telling you that I was on Opana and it's not the only drug that works on pain. I don't need anyone telling me that I'm not in pain. I told you I was on Opana probably longer than most. It's been years, when it first came out. I'm not comparing my pain to anyone. I'm merely telling you to get over the Opana because they took it off the market. They give you the same amount of morphine as they do what your previous dose of Opana was. Shame on you for questioning my pain. When your in pain and you have your meds taking from you well what are you gunna do? Cry about it? No you go on the meds that the doctor gives you. Period.

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Cactus Arizona Says:
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Oxymorphone is Opana and they don't make it anymore. If you don't believe me wait you'll see. There giving Morphine now. Morphine is what's it oxymorphone just not as strong. If your taking a pain med for long time then I noticed I started getting used to the Opana. I'm on Morphine now and it is helping but just so you know I read the letter Endo sent my pain clinic. Because of all the abuse it's off the market now.

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Cactus Arizona Says:
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Like I said they took Opana off the market and I know real pain. Why you think I was on Opana? I'm far from ignorant. You wanna know why they took it off the market? I'm trying to tell you. It's cuz of people injecting it and dying from it. Hey I'm with you. I was merely telling you why it's not available anymore. I was not injecting it and I say well why take it off the market? People will abuse other meds to. At any rate. I am upset as well. Opana helped my pain but I can't get it prescribed anymore and I know why now. I'm not agreeing with taking it away just so you know. My mom had stage 4 lung cancer and she used to say that she can't believe how I go day to day with so much pain. Mind you now she was given Morphine not Opana. I'm sorry for what your going through. I truly am but maybe if we petition. We can get it back? I don't know.

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BL Says:
 
Bertman, the FDA has requested Endo remove Opana ER from the market due to addicts breaking it down, injecting it and causing the spread of HIV due to the needles they used.

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Bertman Says:
 
No Cactus...I was NOT aiming that reply at you...it was for that "Rebekah" character who said this:

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"Yes they are getting the idea that it is killing people finally!!!! you need to get off all of it"

The above comments is where\why I made the statements I made. I agree with you & know that just as Opana is being pulled from shelves sadly & very soon many other meds will suffer the same fate...at those of who actually suffer from REAL PAIN are doomed to have virtually no treatments left that work for us...& then I get *****s lecturing you & I saying "oh just quit taking them" ...yea, great choice....all problems solved.....NOT!!!

I'm in Tucson so understand your (& mine) dilemma..... My worst fear is all of the meds currently available 1 by 1 will vanish as each is pulled off shelves all while no viable replacement comes to our rescue.

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RAWDOG Says:
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So I just filled my oxymorphone 30mg ER'S its,a,major chain store. The pharmist did not say anything about not being able to get or fill these next month. Also I go to my PM DOC on Monday I'll keep you guys informed to let you all know if he wrote me another script or if and what he changese it to!!

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Bertman Says:
 
Thx Rawdog, good to know. I have one to fill on 7/11. I will also let the group know what happens.

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methadionian Says:
 
Methadone is the best, cheapest & 1 of the most well established chronic pain meds out there. Like the post above me it just doesn't come w/ the huge kick-back's that Opana deals out. Endo sorry.

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Maggie Says:
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If Endo is stopping the sales and manufacturing of the Brand Opana ER (which is garbage anyway) per the request of the FDA, does that mean the companies that make the generic version will also stop sales of Oxymorphone HCL ER?

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Bertman Says:
 
OK gang, as promised, went to major AZ grocery chain to fill my script of the Global generic version of Opana....I had called them in advance so knew they had it in stock. I was able to fill no problem. But this is only 1 of 2 strengths I use so the next one is due on the 20th....they had already had this recent one in stock but must order the next so whether or not its there on the 20th will be the big question....I will report what happens on the 20th

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Cactus Arizona Says:
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Bertman I guess your the one that says I don't know real pain? Listen my mom had stage 4 cancer and by the way I'm truly sorry to hear you are going through this. At any rate, I was on Opana and she was not. They gave her Morphine, yes just straight up morphine. I do agree that Opana should be given to you since you do have cancer. I know my pain is horrible but I will not compare it to your pain. After reading this and commenting about it. It never reaches you I guess. I'm happy it didn't because I am against taking Opana away. I'm NOT for it. I'm even ready to say give it to you and not me anymore. We need to petition. The people with true pain. I don't know if that will help. In your situation I am truly upset. I feel that they should have never stopped the Opana because of others abuse of the drug. It's not right. I hope you get relief I really do. Let me suggest something however, MORPHINE ABOUT 90-120mg you should get relief. God bless you. Please post and let us know how you are doing.

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