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Opana ER Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
- What are the possible side effects of oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
- What is the most important information I should know about oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
- How should I use oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Opana ER)?
- What happens if I overdose (Opana ER)?
- What should I avoid while using oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
- What other drugs will affect oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Opana ER)?
Since oxymorphone 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.
Extended-release oxymorphone is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
What happens if I overdose (Opana ER)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of oxymorphone can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, muscle weakness, confusion, cold and clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, shallow breathing, slow heart rate, fainting, or coma.
What should I avoid while using oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this medication. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with oxymorphone. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how oxymorphone will affect you.
What other drugs will affect oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
Do not take oxymorphone with any other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Dangerous side effects may result.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- buprenorphine (Buprenex, Subutex);
- butorphanol (Stadol);
- nalbuphine (Nubain);
- pentazocine (Talwin);
- anti-nausea medications such as belladonna (Donnatal), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), droperidol (Inapsine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), solifenacin (Vesicare), tolterodine (Detrol), or Urogesic Blue;
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Hyomax), or propantheline (Pro Banthine);
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate); or
- ulcer medicine such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul) or mepenzolate (Cantil).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with oxymorphone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about oxymorphone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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