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Opana ER Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Opana, Opana ER
Generic Name: oxymorphone (Pronunciation: ox ee MOR fone)
- 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 is oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
Oxymorphone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Oxymorphone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain.
Oxymorphone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using oxymorphone and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
- seizure (convulsions);
- cold, clammy skin;
- severe weakness or dizziness; or
- feeling light-headed, fainting.
Less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:
- nausea, vomiting, constipation;
- dizziness, drowsiness, headache;
- fever; or
- mild rash or itching.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride extended release) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about oxymorphone (Opana ER)?
Oxymorphone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking oxymorphone. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with a narcotic pain medicine. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
Never take oxymorphone in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how oxymorphone will affect you.
Do not stop using oxymorphone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using oxymorphone.
Additional Opana ER Information
- Opana ER Drug Interactions Center: oxymorphone oral
- Opana ER Side Effects Center
- Opana ER Overview including Precautions
- Opana ER FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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