What is Opana?
OPANA ER extended-release tablets are for oral use and contain oxymorphone, a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic. OPANA ER extended-release tablets are supplied in 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, and 40 mg tablet strengths for oral administration. Opana (oxymorphone) is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Opana is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medicine is for around-the-clock treatment of severe pain. Opana ER is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
How should I use Opana?
Take Opana exactly as prescribed. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Opana can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Never take Opana in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain. Opana may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since Opana is sometimes taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. A oxymorphone overdose can be fatal, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Opana side effects?
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Opana: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; seizure (convulsions); fever, chills, cough with yellow or green mucus; stabbing chest pain, wheezing, feeling short of breath; or severe vomiting.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, muscle weakness, confusion, cold and clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, shallow breathing, slow heart rate, fainting, or coma.
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