Opana ER


Comment from: 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: July 04

I've been on this medication for years and have found that I haven't built a tolerance and it works very well for me. Fewer side effects than other opiates, too.

Comment from: 44 Dan 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 03

Diagnosed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in 2000 from knee replacement. Chronic pain since 1996. Twenty one years of pain that can only be managed by Oxycodone 30mg X 6 daily so far. Now our damn government has decided to rid the world of oxy's we are being made to suffer. I am being forced to experiment again. I am taking Opana ER 30mg X 3 daily and I get Zero pain relief. I took 4 for 2 day's and got same result = Zero relief. It causes me to dose off constantly to the point I could not drive. I cut a few in half so that I can take 15mg twice daily then to one 15mg a day then I am stopping. From what I have learned when they reformulated this one time wonder drug they turned it into aspirin. I am writing to Endo Pharmaceuticals for an explanation. This is a very expensive drug. Society is turning a blind eye toward the Chronic Pain Sufferers in their effort to control Drug Abusers. It's going to get worse I'm afraid.

Comment from: Ladie 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 20

Can't take Opana ER, this med cause my muscle in my back and lower stomach area to contract and muscles lock my body where I don't have body movement.

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Comment from: Msmnda 35-44 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 26

I've been on and off taking pain meds for about 10 yrs. my dr put me on 40 mg opana er twice a day and percocet 10-325 4 a day. This combo helped me sooo much for a while. I've been on these for over a year or two and unfortunately their not working as well as they use to. Imho opana is a good pain killer. I was on morphine before this and hated it. It made my head feel really strange. It took several trial and error to get to this one so I'm a bit apprehensive about trying to switch it up again.

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Comment from: wolf2 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: December 18

Prescribed for psoriatic arthritis flares. 5mg allows me to sleep through the night. Best pain medicine I've ever been prescribed.

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Comment from: wolf 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 18

Prescribed for psoriatic arthritis flares. The extended release allows me to sleep. Best pain medicine I've ever taken.

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Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: February 10

does this work

Comment from: nicci 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 27

Doc put me on 5 mgs ER. Doesn't make me sick to my stomach like other meds but it also doesn't work for me. It's like taking a baby aspirin instead of Demerol. I have several dxs that include chronic and/or severe pain so need to find something that actually works. Hydrocodone, dilaudid injections and tramadol don't work and make me violently ill

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Comment from: review new meds before taking them 35-44 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

i thought the effects of the medication were similar to perkocet10 mg i was prescribed them as my primary pain treatment but i i got mild relief from them so i informed my doctor of that and that i was having trouble from wanting to take more than prescribed and he gave me two 10mg tablets of opana er and i am 37 yrs old and never had a medication cause me such stomach trouble i was so constipated that i would sit in the bathroom for hours trying to use it and as soon i would get a little to go it was like passing rocks this went on for three days and day four and five wasn't much better and every time i tried using the bathroom it was like some one poured a cup of blood in the commode and it has been over a month later and i am still having trouble using the bathroom i now have internal and external hemorrhoids and 9 out of ten times i use the bathroom it is like some one lights a fire in my ass

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Comment from: eli 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 26

It has helped my chronic pain and i like it because it is time released

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Comment from: all4gsus 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 25

I was switched from Morphine 200 mg twice a day just to function, to Opana 30 mg twice a day. Not only did it not work, I have been going through withdrawals and my pain has been excruciating.

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Comment from: Frunobulax 45-54 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 16

Got up to 6 x 10mg of Oxycodone a day and with it, the associated ups and downs when to came to pain relief. A new Dr suggested Opana 30MG ER and at first I was skeptical but it really seemed to work well. I didn't have the highs/lows, just a constant pain relief. Have had L5 disc surgery and still have degenerative discs, so the pain was continual. But, Opana 30mg ER (2 x day) works well. Please see if this alternative will help you, if you are tired of constant Oxy up/downs. Also, you get less of the "drug addict" stares at the Pharmacy, which is nice. Good luck to everyone out there with pain issues. It sucks hard.

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Comment from: medc123 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 03

DO NOT TAKE before surgery. I was told to went in to surgery on Friday, do not remember anything until Monday afternoon. Was in ICU! Tests were run, etc. Found that I had a reaction from the OPANA ER and anesthesia. Suffered brain damage, lost over 15 IQ points.

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Comment from: chainlocker 55-64 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 17

I suffered severe broken neck 35 years ago. Have had two cervical reconstructions. Morphine sulfate stopped working after 5 years. 40mg Opana 2x day with 15mg x 2 up to 4x for Brea through works, but wears off completely after 8 hours. While the morphine at 120mgmedications with bad sidecaffecregiment was not as effective, at least it helped a little for the full 12 hours. Pain management doctors have no idea how these drugs actually work as far as true effectiveness and don't listen to patients well. The ratio for opana to morphine is supposed to be 33%, but a little more than 50% seems to be closer to correct for someone with long term opiate therapy. I now take several other medications that are a waste of money and have undesired side effects because my doctor won't give me a simple 20mg middle day dose.

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Comment from: Dhraynor13 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 07

Opana ER has given me my life back. I am able to sleep nights and make it through the days without severe pain

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Comment from: opana 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: March 23

I have been in chronic pain for 10 years. I am 48 and after a 25 year career as a contract specialist with the federal gov, I had to retire with a disability. I have had 2 spinal surgeries due to OA, DDD, spondylosis. Opana ER saved me

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Comment from: 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 21

PLEASE do NOT take this before surgery. I did and had a reaction with the drug and anesthesia. I suffered brain damage due to this!!!! WARNING

Comment from: Less pain 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 17

Was previous high doses of OxyContin, aviza, morphine & Duragesic patches. This drug has served me well maintaining severe chronic neurological back pain. I have 8 spinal surgeries, 8 lumbar levels fused,cervical decompress ions on 4 levels. All other drugs make me extremely tired and affects mental acumen. I am fully functional, work high pressure job in financial markets, where I need maximum alertness. 50 mg x 3 times daily. If needed I take oxycodone IR 15 mg . Drug only works effectively. 8 hours, not 12 hours, as they would like you to believe or advertise. Also I do not build up resistance. Requiring dosage increases.

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