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Endo has been the major distributor of oxymorphone throughout the world and currently markets oxymorphone in the United States and elsewhere as Opana and Opana ER. Opana is available as 5 mg and 10 mg tablets; Opana ER, an extended-release form of oxymorphone, is available as tablets in strengths of 5 mg, 7½ mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, and 40 mg.
From what I've read, cutting the ER version of opana does NOT bypass the time release. Opana was made to try to deter people from abusing the oxycontin inside. The old pills marked OC had just a time release layer around the outside that could be taken off and the drug could then be abused. As a work around they made the time release process different, so cutting the pill or "dissolving" the time release layer wont work anymore.
i know that chewing the opana er dont make that much differance because it turnes into a big clump of gel anyway. any info?
if you see my other post, I am a little afraid to take it tomorrow morning because the dose is much higher than my current total dose of morphine sulfate ER plus percocet. Have you tried Opana or Opana ER? It is oxymorphone. I plan to take my first dose tomorrow morning and I'll let you know how well it works for me. Maybe that is a medicine you could ask your doctor about. It actually says on the company website that it lasts a true 12 hours versus 8 hours like morphine and oxycontin.
He swapped out the morphine sulfate ER that I was taking for Opana ER. The dose of the Opana ER includes my doses of breakthrough meds that I was taking so it looks like I will only need to take 2 pills a day of pain medication. I am taking my first dose tomorrow morning. I will let you know how it works out for me. My PCP was also VERY worried about my tylenol intake from the percocet. He said 2,000 mg was the soft limit and I was bumping up against that.
gabapentin (neurontin) has decreased my need for narcotic/opiate pain meds, lidoderm patches have been helpful where there is a specific/localized area that is particularly flared up, likewise with lidocaine 5% gel but its effects are brief, Opana ER, and oxycodone for breakthrough pain.
Winter is the worst for me and very simple things are getting harder for me to do so right now I'm trying to decide on possibly using Opana ER for the winter and then tapering off come spring. I've found relief in lidoderm patches, Voltaren gel, compounding gels, ibuprofen, heat, ice, distraction, etc. But there are times that doesn't work and after a few weeks of really bad pain I will take oxycodone to try to break the pain cycle. Unfortunately it's not helping much at the moment.
MS Contin (Morphine ER), OxyContin, Nucynta ER, Opana ER, Fentanyl, BuTrans. I was on MS Contin for about a year before switching to Opana ER and before the MS Contin I was on short-acting opioids only. I have Percocet for break through pain, which isn't helping much anymore. I plan to talk with my doctor about a different breakthrough pain medicine as he only wants me to take a max of 3 per day which hasn't been very useful to me.
I have oteher health issues, hypertension, a small heart problem, fibromyalgia, a herniated disk in my back and mORE. I wound up in the ER getting Iv fluids. My doctor refilled all my scripts and I tried to taper. I wanted to be off ever'ything so bad. I wound up tapering too fast and was miserable. One of the angels from here made me realizeI needed to slow down and feelstable before dropping another dose. It's a slow process but forme was the better way to do it.
, and I are going to work on a alternate plan for next summer because of the exstream heat. I will use the patch 9 months out of the year, and the 3 hot summer months use Opana ER three times a day so I can get the same benifit as the patch. This is a great plan for me. The only problem is I don't if my Insurance CO. will pay for it, and Opana's is Expensive.
You should not cut the patch or puncture it because of the way it works. There is a gel inside the patch which contains the medication. The patch works using your body heat to give you the sustained dose per hour for 3 days. If you cut it or puncture it, the gel gets out and you get a huge dose all at once. It could easily end your life. It doesn't matter what brand, they work essentially the same way.
Norco Opana MS-Contin Amrix Valium Sonata Flector Patches Voltaren Gel Senna I have refused to have the morphine pain pump inserted.
So I went to see the doctor that my old PCP referred me to and he hated that I was up to 7 percocet a day with the morphine and wanted me to try Opana ER. It works great! My pain is more controlled than it has ever been! I only need 2 or 3 percocets a day...most days only 2 are needed. I was amazed that he prescribed my medication on the first visit. So I believe this doctor is my new permanent PCP.
My monthly pain meds include 15x100mg fentanyl + 60 Opana ER 40mg pills(these ar a little over twice the strength of "2" 80mg Oxycotin), 120 Percocets & mucsle relaxer. My Pain doc recently tested my test and it was 164. I am 32 years ol 6ft 3in tall, weigh 220 lbs, played college football, ^& am in decent shape considering I have just started excericising again after 10 years(VERY light exercise).
My personal experience is that any of the gel-filled patches dispense too quickly and run out too soon. For me, the flat Mylan generic does a much better job of dispensing fentanyl at a regular rate over the entire 3 days. The adhesive also works better for me. The point I really want to make here is that no pain patient who is prescribed narcotics should do anything different with that medication other than prescribed. If the treatment isn't working, you should talk to your doctor.
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