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What is Opana ER?

Opana ER contains Oxymorphone that works as an opioid pain medication to treat and manage moderate to severe chronic and acute pain. 

Important Information

  • It is a scheduled opioid pain medication, and therefore, its availability is controlled by the health authorities.
  • Opana ER is dangerous even if taken at regular dosages. Please consult your doctor before using it. 
  • Opana ER is highly addictive and habit-forming; misusing it can b fatal.
  • It can adversely affect your health; therefore, you may need frequent medical checkups while using Opana ER.
  • Be careful; Opana ER can affect your breathing. 
  • Keep your medicine in your custody and never share it with anyone, especially those with a history of drug abuse or addiction. 
  • You can purchase Opana ER online or offline only if you bear an appropriate prescription, as buying or selling Opana ER without a proper prescription is forbidden under the law, and authorities may hold you liable for punishment if you do so.

What to know before taking Opana ER?

Opana ER can effectively treat moderate to severe chronic and acute pain but can adversely affect your health if taken inappropriately. 

We advise you to consider the following things before taking Opana ER:

  • Using Opana ER is not that safe or effective if you are allergic to it or its components or similar drugs. 
  • Consider all your medical histories and avoid taking Opana ER if you have or ever had the following health disorders:
    • Head injuries 
    • Seizures or convulsions 
    • Sleep apnea and other breathing disorders
    • Mental illness 
    • Urination problems 
    • Liver disease
    • Kidney disorders 
    • Problems in the effective functioning of the gallbladder and pancreas 
    • Thyroid disorder 
    • Asthma or other breathing disorders 
    • Blockage in the digestive tract
  • Avoid taking Opana ER if you are an alcoholic or drug addict. 
  • Taking Opana ER is dangerous if you have taken any MAO inhibitors in the last 14 days. 
  • Avoid using Opana ER during pregnancy and lactation period; it can harm your baby and cause certain congenital disabilities to your child.
  • Before stopping the medicine, please consult your health expert; he will gradually decrease your medicine dose to avoid fatal withdrawal symptoms.
  • You may need regular follow-ups from your doctor while using Opana ER.

How to take Opana ER?

Opana ER can be highly addictive and habit-forming if misused. Therefore, we advise you to take Opana ER as prescribed by your doctor. 

It is also necessary to take care of all the necessary precautions while using Opana ER. 

In addition to this, you should also consult your doctor if you don’t observe any improvement in your health condition even after taking Opana ER tablets.

Opana ER dosage

Opana ER contains Oxymorphone. It has its own working mechanism to treat moderate to severe acute and chronic pain. 

Taking Opana ER can be more effective if taken appropriately; therefore, you should consult your doctor for suitable Opana ER dosages.  

Before prescribing you suitable Opana ER dosages, your doctor will examine you thoroughly, and based on the following factors; he will prescribe the appropriate Opana ER dosages.

  • Age of the patient 
  • Weight of the patient 
  • The medical condition of the patient 
  • Medical history of the patients 

The usual Opana ER dosages for those who don’t have any medical history and other medical complications are as follows:

Dosage for severe to moderate pain

In the form of extended-release tablets

  • For adults 

5 mg of the medicine after every 12 hours or as and when required 

  • For children 

Using Opana ER for treating children is not safe; please consult your doctor before giving it to your child. 

In the form of oral tablets

  • For adults

10 mg to 20 mg of the medicine, after every four to six hours or as required. 

  • For children

Using Opana ER for treating children is not safe; please consult your doctor before giving it to your child. 

Overdose

Opana ER is an effective opioid pain reliever that can be fatal if taken in excess. Using it more than prescribed can cause its overdose and cause you the following overdose symptoms:

  • Drowsiness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Slow heart rate
  • Slow or shallow breathing
  • Coma

You should immediately consult your doctor or seek emergency medical assistance by calling the poison helpline of your country if an overdose happens.

What to avoid while using Opana ER?

The interaction between Opana ER and alcohol can be life-threatening. Therefore, we advise you to avoid taking them together. 

Opana ER affects the brain and nervous system, impair your thought process, and causes dizziness and drowsiness. Therefore, you should be careful while driving, operating machinery, and performing activities that can cause you severe injuries or accidents.

Consuming herbal products, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements while using Opana ER is not safe. Taking these together with medicine can cause severe interaction between the two.

Opana ER side effects

Opana ER reduces the pain sensations in the body and mind to treat moderate to severe pain and may cause the following side effects:

  • Dizziness or drowsiness 
  • Headache 
  • Tiredness 
  • Pain in the stomach 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Constipation

In addition to this, you should observe your health and stop taking Opana ER and consult your doctor if these side effects are bothering you too much.

You should also consult your health expert if you experience the following health disorders while using Opana ER:

  • Weak or shallow breathing 
  • Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping)
  • Lightheadedness 
  • Seizures or convulsions 
  • Pain in the chest 
  • Wheezing 
  • Cough with green or yellow mucus 
  • Vomiting 
  • Low cortisol levels in the body resulting in nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, tiredness, or weakness
  • Symptoms of serotonin syndrome such as hallucinations, unusual sweating, agitation, shivering, fast heart rate, stiff muscles, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Any other severe allergic reaction to the medicine

What drugs can interact with Opana ER?

Opana ER can dangerously affect your health if taken along with other medications. It may cause severe interaction if you take Opana ER simultaneously with the following medicines:

  • Cold or allergy medications  
  • Medicines to treat asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders or other breathing disorder 
  • Water pills 
  • Medicines to treat motion sickness
  • Medication used for treating irritable bowel syndrome and overactive bladder
  • Narcotic drugs 
  • Opioid pain medications
  • Cough medications
  • Sedatives
  • Sleeping pills
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Medicine to treat mood disorders or other mental illnesses
  • Stimulants 
  • Antidepressants 
  • Medicines to treat Parkinson’s disease 
  • Migraine medications
  • Medicines to treat nausea or vomiting

To avoid the life-threatening interactions between Opana ER and other medicines, we advise you to tell your physician about all the medications and therapies you are currently taking.