Opana ER 20 mg
Generic name: oxymorphone [ OX-ee-MOR-fone ] Brand names: Opana, Opana ER
Drug class: Narcotic analgesics
What is opana 20mg?
opana 20mg is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
opana 20mg is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Opana ER, the extended-release form of oxymorphone, is for around-the-clock treatment of pain and should not be used on an as-needed basis for pain.
You should not use Opana if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or moderate to severe liver disease.
Oxymorphone can slow or stop your breathing, and may be habit-forming. MISUSE OF OPANA CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Taking Opana during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.
Fatal side effects can occur if you use Opana with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
Before taking opana 20mg
You should not take Opana if you are allergic to oxymorphone, or if you have:
- severe asthma or breathing problems;
- severe liver disease; or
- a stomach or bowel obstruction (including paralytic ileus).
To make sure Opana is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- breathing problems, sleep apnea (breathing that stops during sleep);
- a head injury or seizures;
- drug or alcohol addiction, or mental illness;
- urination problems;
- liver or kidney problems; or
- problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid.
- If you use Opana while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on opioids may need medical treatment for several weeks.Ask a doctor before using Opana if you are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you notice severe drowsiness or slow breathing in the nursing baby.