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Active Ingredient(s): Oxymorphone Hydrochloride
FDA Approved: June 22, 2006
Pharm Company: ENDO PHARMS
Category: Pain Relief

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Oxymorphone (Opana, Numorphan, Numorphone) or 14-Hydroxydihydromorphinone is a powerful semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (painkiller) first developed in Germany in 1914,[2] patented in the USA by Endo Pharmaceuticals in 1955[3] and introduced to the United States market in January 1959 and other countries around the same time.[1] The brand name Numorphan is derived by analogy to the Nucodan name for an oxycodone product (or vice versa) as well as Paramorphan/Paramorfan for dihydromorphine and ...

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i would like more information on the ADF TIMERX in the opana er 40 A.D.F. abuse deterrent features and the side effects of the gell and silicone.that are in this opana er 40. ## Hi Jeffrey, From what I could gather, this formulation of Opana ER 40mg made by Endo Pharma is said to use what's called Grünenthal Group’s INTAC Technology - "which reportedly preserves the extended release characteristics of the medication while at the same time, imparting crush-resistant properties." Ref: However, upon approval, the FDA also verified that the addition of this INTAC Technology does not significantly impact the rate of absorption from the actual active ingredient. Though you can find more specific details pertaining to the abuse-de...
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Is Opana 10mg Stronger Than A Oxycodone 30mg
i have new pesription and my dr. wants me to try opana 10mg. is this drug stonger and how much stonger than my last drug oxycodone 30mg.. ## The Oxymorphone in Opana is stronger than Oxycodone, but you aren't on an equivalent dose, it would take 15mgs of it to equal each 30mg dose of the Oxycodone. Learn more Opana details here. So, in reality, it's twice as strong, but you may not get as much pain relief, since you aren't on an equivalent dosage. Are there any other questions or comments? ## I have severe Venous insufficiency,anxiety disorder,cirrhossis,osteoarthitis ,severe fractered leg, sixth cranial nerve palsey ,legs are black and necrotic,spleen very enlarged , anvanced hep c,plates left arm old injury , insomonia ,ptsd,inopperable dueto such low platleat count 35,000...
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I Am Curious If Anybody Has Been On The Generic Opana Long Enough To Give It A Review Either Positive Or Negative Currently 60mg Of Opanaer Tw
Has anyone been on the generic OpanaER that is being made by Global/Impax Pharmaceuticals long enough to give an honest opinion as to how much more effective they are then Opana? My pharmacist just ordered the oxymorphoneER's for me today. I haven't gotten any relief from Opana. I take 60mg of the ER's twice a day with 3, 10mg. oxymorphone pills for breakthrough pain. I'm getting more relief from the 10mg generics then I am with the 60mgER's. Will I be able to just take the 40mgER's without the added 20mgER's? Any and all information would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you in advance!! ## Hi Bleegs, Based on my research, The Opana ER is an extended release; which means that the medication is being distributed in the body for up to 24 hrs. That is supposed to...
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Can not locate Opana er or generic version
I have been taking the generic version of Opana er and the short active but at one location. Well I have now lost my medical insurance so I have to pay cash. I can not afford that but was checking out some of these discount cards and they have listed some of the normal pharmacy like CVS, Walgreen etc., but none off them will carry it. How can I find help to get them without paying such a high price. ## You can actually call 211 and ask for information on prescription help. They can direct you with some companies that actually send the medicine to you or pay the pharmacy. It varies with every med. I actually was approved for this for Opana but Doc changed my med. Good Luck. That stuff is EXPENSIVE!! ## Hi Janet, Sorry to hear about your situation. I noticed that you mentioned having chec...
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New Opana Is Out Now - March 15
I got my new Opana Prescription this week and it is the new formulation. The old ones were six sided and the new one is round. The new formulation, that the FDA approved, is supposed to be the same quality as the old Opana we are used to. I hope so. I am going to include the links to the articles that discuss this at the bottom, the latest article is directly from the makers of Opana and is from February. The old stock of Opana is all supposed to be gone from the shelves by now and the pharmacists are all supposed to be using the new formulation. Let us know here how you think the new stuff is working for you. Is it the same as the old stuff? IS there a coating on the new stuff that changes its effectiveness like the way the new formulation of Oxycontin did when it came out in 2010? Let...
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Opana Er During Pregnancy
Has anyone taking opana er during pregnancy..i have been on them and do not want to stop because i will withdraw..I just want to know if anyone has had a healthy pregnancy while taking them? ## Your baby if born,will be addicted. Your baby,if it lives will go through hell as they will have withdrawls. Get help for your addiction if you love your baby. Don't have have a drug baby,they are never normal. ## Opana contains the active ingredient Oxymorphone and its safety during pregnancy has not been established. Have you consulted your doctor? In most cases, when a woman is pregnant, the preferred medication to use for severe pain, or addiction, is Methadone, since it has been found to be safe. Learn more: ## Ok, first of all not everything that has been said by you guys is true. I...
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conversion from opana er 15mg to ms cottin
My Dr has given me the option to switch from Opana ER 45mg to msCottin ER! How many MG of MSCottin ER will it take to equale the Opana ER 45mg?? ## Hello, Sharon! How are you? Opana is actually much stronger than Morphine, so you'd need 135mgs of the MS Contin to equal each 45mgs of the Opana. That's quite a lot to take. Is the Opana no longer working for you? This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Oxycontin or Fentanyl might be better options. ## Thank you for the information. It's helped a lot! I am switching medications because of several different stomach problems I have. About 10 years ago I had gastric bypass surgery that went horribly wrong...
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DESPERATLY seeking a dr in nj wholl write opana or oxycodone/roxi
I am no junkie. I am in extreme pain 24/7. I have had severe damage to my groin which is literally between an 8 and a 10 24/7, and i cannot live a normal life... and severe spine pain for years. i was on pm with a pcp and she took me off for no reason. I am only 21 years old, i currently have no life, no job and am severely depressed from my excrutiating pain. Please.... ANYONE who knows a doctor who is sympathetic and will write a script.... Please help me. I dont even want to live my life at the moment. my groin is so painful, as i said, so is my cervical and lumbar spine. I've been to countless "professionals" and i can't take this anymore. someone, anyone please help me get my life back.... I will go anywhere in nj, will travel to ny or philly and will pay cash if ne...
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does opana feel like oxycontin
I am in pain management and I currently take oxy 30mg 3x's a day... my doctor is willing to switch me to something else if I want, since the oxys do not provide enough relief. when I asked her what kind of dose I would start at the only thing she would match mg for mg would be morphine..opana she will only start me at 20mg 2 per day. does anyone know if this would be equal to the oxy I take now?? I have read all about how opana is supposed to be about twice as strong as oxy but still I was afraid to switch.. also, does opana " feel " the same as oxy??? thanks to all for reading and replying, HOUSE ## Hello, House! How are you? Morphine is actually weaker than Oxycodone, so matching mg for mg likely won't work. If you were taking 30mgs of Oxycontin, you'd need 45mgs o...
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risks involved with abusing Opana er
Someone would like to know how bad for you it is to do opana generics that crush even though they are extended release, if she can't stop someone from IV'ing them. They are dissolving and leaving a small amount of trash (gel). They were doing 5 mg. at the time.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Oxymorphone Hydrochloride
  • Injection: 1.5mg/ml, 1mg/ml
  • Suppository: 5mg
  • Tablet: 10mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 5mg, 7.5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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