Oxymorphone strength

Common Questions and Answers about Oxymorphone strength

opana

I was wondering if hydromorphone and oxymorphone are more like oxycontin or methadone as far as being abused. Thanks.
Does anyone have an idea,as to how strong any strength Opana(brand name) is to Oxycodone? My new PM Dr. wants me to get down from 40mg of Methadone to about 20mg,in only one weeks time,before he starts precribing me Opana. I've already had been taking huge amounts of 15mg Oxycodone a day,for 5 years also,along with the Methadone. I tried to explain to him,just how tolerant,I had become to the Oxy,but I think it fell on def ears.
I can't believe I feel this bad when I'm using another opiate to detox. I underestimated the strength if Opana. FWIW, I found a pill on the garage floor. I thought about snorting it, then ran inside and flushed it before I could think about it more. Sites like bluelight have a ton of info on Opana, and none of its good unless you like being really high. The WD stories are really scary. I think the Clonodine and Klonopin are kicking in. May try to rest my huge self in the bathtub.
I've been reading posts in here and it seems alot of people are/were addicted to vicoden/lortab/norco and oxycontin, but I haven't read about anyone being addicted to dilaudid or oxymorphone. Are 2 drugs considered as addictive as oxycontin? I'm asking because my g/f's pain doctor might switch her from methadone to one of these. She doesnt abuse her methadone at all, she has no desire, but I have seen her take excessive amounts of oxycontin in the past. Thanks!
Plus I have god awful anxiety. Where have you guys and gals found the strength to push on and do something productive to work through the early withdrawal stages? Any ideas, and motivation are welcomed!
Is there a chart that I can use to convert fentanyl patch strength to the Opana Er strength?
I dont see much about it in these posts but I have been taking oxymorphone(OPANA) for FBS.I have been addicted to Meth cocaine and alcohol in the past but have been free from those chains for 10 years.My disease has resurfaced with this Opana though.I have cut my intake from 20 mg a day to 10 mg a day for the past three days.I have been blessed to avoid the terrible sickness of opiate withdrawl that I went through last year with this **** when I went CT off of it.
This Oxymorphone ER, it may help your pain better and does not appear to have anything other than a pain med which may be better for your liver Good luck D
and sub is a different type of narcotic than the other 2..but conversoin charts do compare the strength of sub to other narcotics..but it is not really the effect they r comparing//but the strength...i do believe there is a conversion chart in avisg's journal...
Therefore, to get equivalent strength of oxymorphone through oxycodone, one has to take their oxymorphone dosage and multiply it by 2 to yield equivalent oxycodone dosing in mgs. Here is another example, if a patient is taking 10 mg of oxymorphone per day and wants to switch from oxymorphone to oxycodone, the patient would need to be dosed twice the amount of his oxymorphone dosage as mgs of oxycodone (10 mg of oxymorphone = 20 mg of oxycodone).
The difference is Opana is 2 different compounds essentially. OxyMorphone if I remember correctly, so it should work differently than just Morphine alone.
, you may find that Oxycontin is more effective regardless of the fact that the strength of Oxycontin is lower than the strength of Opana Er. I have never tried Oxycontin; however, my physician said that we would try it if the Opana ER isn't effective. I have found Opana ER to be very effective in the management of my pain. I still have pain that breaks through during the day but I have a lot more control of my pain throughout the day than I did when I was on MS Contin.
There is a wide range of other medicines in pill form that are powerful such as Morphine and Oxymorphone. Morphine is lower in strength than Oxycodone but Oxymorphone is the strongest pain medicine available in pill form. The next tier up from Oxymorphone is Fentanyl. Even with taking 36 norcos a day, you are not opioid tolerant enough for oxymorphone or fentanyl. You need to be on 60 mg of morphine a day consistently for at least 1-2 weeks before switching to oxymorphone or fentanyl.
I'm addicted to about oxycodone and hydrocodones, and sometimes oxymorphone. Now, I've been able to get myself down to about 40mg a day. At that rate and being addicted for about a year and a half... should I just quit cold turkey? I guess my question is... which is worse Withdrawls from 40mg of opioids or withdrawls from methadone?
Of course, there is cross tolerance but once you get that far up in strength via fentanyl, you are still more than likely going to require larger doses than normal of morphine, oxymorphone, oxycontin, etc. There is also an option to ADD another long acting medication in with the fentanyl. This has been done for other members here that have an extremely high opioid tolerance. So I would just discuss with your doctor the fact that the fentanyl is no longer working.
I have managed to cut my oxymorphone intake to 10mg a day for the last several days.I take it after work but by noon the next day I am already jonesing for my pill.Runny nose stomach ache,you all know the drill.I have read alot of negative stuff about methadone but last summer I went on 30mg a day and tapered down over 3 weeks and got clean with relative ease.Methadone didnt get me high it just kept me from getting sick.I gave up coke meth and alcohol 10 years ago and was happy for a long time.
I have been taking 20 mg a day of oxymorphone for the last 10 weeks.I went through withdrawls on this stuff one other time and it was horrible.I was abusing it and other drugs at the time.This time I have been taking it in the prescribed amount.I want to get off of it but Im scared to death of going through the withdrawl nightmare again.Have I been taking a large enough dose of this stuff to cause withdrawls?
Hi Hessycat, Opana ER is extended release oxymorphone. It is widely prescribed and according to what I have read and from reports of our members it is a fairly safe medication. That said, we are all different and our systems respond differently to medications. My experience with Methadone was not pleasant either. My system did not tolerate it well. My prescribing physicians changed my opiate and I did much better. Your physician prescribed Opana ER for you so don't be afraid to take it.
It is still less than I desired as sometimes I have to take two of my current strength to get the pain down and two of my current strength is slightly stronger than the strength increase I expect to receive later this month. I don't understand why she would be against you trying something other than the 30 mg oxycodone for BT pain.
I actually DO have a gr8 dr, caring and NOT A PILL Pusher by no means, in fact he wants me on one or the other, which just made me curious as to the strength that would be , nothing more then that to why i am asking and wondering folks, nothing more/ I do NOT abuse, sell or anything else with my Meds. i take as directed as well. So, PLEASE Do NOT think of me as a bad person, I am just a person with alot of different pains who IS curious on a strength thats all.
They are fentanyl lolipops that work much faster than the standard short acting opioid formulations. You could also ask about hydromorphone or oxymorphone. I know oxymorphone is the ingredient in Opana, which is a long acting medication. Not sure if they have a short acting form of this medication and the same goes for the hydromorphone. I think dilaudid is the short acting form of hydromorphone???
How long have you been taking Opana? Norco is on the opposite end from oxymorphone in terms of strength; hence, it is rather weak. I was on vicodin a couple of years ago (contains same opioid as norco just different strength in tylenol) and it didn't work well for my pain. I also experience a similar type of pain to what you are dealing with and I know how debilitating it can be. It is very hard to reduce the pain in the legs due to nerve problems in the lower spine.
No, your right, the two drugs are very similar in strength and effectiveness though according to the Narcotic analgesic converter 10mg of hydro is = to 6.75mg of hydro. Can I tell the difference? probably not, though I think oxy is a stronger narcotic analgesic than hydro.
If you are not in Pain Management you may want to ask your doctor to refer you to a good pain management doctor in your area. Extended released medications such as ER morphine, ER oxymorphone, CR (controlled release) oxycodone, ER transdermal fentanyl, and ER tramadol are the most commonly prescribed. I have listed the generic names for you. I found that this worked better for me as have others here and you don't have to worry about taking large amounts of acetomenophen everyday.
I wish you the best of luck, dont ever give up, we are all capable of beating this disease, it just takes alot of strength and the willingness to work for your sobriety, its not something that comes or stays with ease. Again dont give up, best of luck, in the words of NIKE.....just do it!
Hello Worried, In my opinion you have a right to be concerned. Opana is Oxymorphone and very similar to Morphine. It may or may not produce a euphoria for you. Morphine has never effected me in that manner. A medication web-site says, "Oxymorphone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Oxymorphone should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction.
I am a Recovering Addict who's Drug Of Choice was Oxycodone and Oxymorphone. I have read in many addiction stories where the originating Poster who used help kicking there DOC with such things as Suboxone, Rapid Detox, Methadone and even Ibogaine, stated that he or she cheated getting clean because they didn't do it Cold Turkey and thinking they are less of a person because they didn't do it that way.
I am addicted to Oxycontin (REAL Oxycontin, not the half-strength 'OP' things you get in the US which I was sent by a friend in a time of great need; they also have awful GI side effects that the oxy everybody else gets do not initiate), have been for years and you know - I could not care less.
I'm currently taking 12 30mg Oxycodone IR pills at once and I do this every four hours. I also plug 60 mg of Opana (Oxymorphone). My family doesn't even think I'm on meds anymore because it appears as if I'm not on anything until I try going off. I am seriously petrified and am not exaggerating the dosage I'm taking. I take about 1000 30 mg Roxicodone a month with 240 Opana IR & 240 Opana ER 40 mg. Oxymorphone.
Opana ER is oxymorphone in extended release form. Oxymorphone is an extremely potent opioid. It is up there in similar strength as Fentanyl. There are only 3 opiates: codeine, morphine, and thebaine. Opioids are derived from these opiates (e.g., semi-synthetic, synthetic) that come directly from the poppy plant. The 30 mg dose of Opana ER taken twice a day as prescribed by my physician equals a total of 180 mg of morphine in 24 hours.
MedHelp Health Answers