How does opana er work

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Avatar m tn My doctor says in our county drug addiction is up and all docs are switching to the Extended Release tablets. I tried the Opana ER and was very paranoid and it made me panic. He layed off awhile but now because insurance is forcing him, he is revisiting this again. I am on Opana 5 now. What does anyone think about Vicodin or percocet extended release. Has anyone had experience with the extended release side affects? Anyone else's doctor doing this?
172023 tn?1334675884 00 for 60 pills (WITH my insurance) so they put me on fentanyl and oxycodone, which is 20.00. Opana seemed to work ok, Steve is right, it doesn't make you feel sluggish, or like you've taken narcotics, but then again I feel that either does the fentanyl patch. I feel very normal when I'm on it, I just don't have any pain anywhere. I hope this anwer helps, I'd say try it if the price is reasonable and give it a shot. Let us know what you think of it.
Avatar f tn How good is opana for pain relief after taking oxys for so many years? Does it make you feel high or euphoric b/c I don't want that anymore. Responses would be appreciated.
541953 tn?1262589826 Hi, Iknow it has been a few years since your post, i was wondering how you are doing on the Opana ER. I am switching from Opana 30 mg ER to Morphine 60 mg ER.The Opana gave me side effects, dizziness, being in withdrawl if I missed a dose, and it did not help my chronic pain.. I have tried many ER drugs and I am having a hard time finding many of them. Plus my breakthrough meds are also hard to find.
Avatar m tn had neck fusion and now severe back pain...I have been on Opana ER 10mg 3x for about 8 months and I want to escape...I realize I am first withdrawal harder if you have been on a drug a long time...or is it harder if you have been taking large doses? you suggest I taper or go "cold turkey"...I don't know if many of you realize how many "seniors" are on these powerful drugs...can anyone fill me in on what I am about to do and go through?.
1895503 tn?1332376974 Please let me know how you went about detoxing from Opana ER if you have. I would also love to hear how your taper is going if you are tapering!
1264863 tn?1391121793 Opana Er has been a lifesaver for me so far. Did not realize how well it was working till i ran out 2 days b4 appointment. no strong side effects like with things like percocet. I highly recommend. Thank God I am going to Pain doctor in the morning, i am in so much pain i cant hold my 30 lb babies. Crying all day.
1895503 tn?1332376974 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.
Avatar m tn I am currently taking Opana ER 30mg /2 TID for long term spinal pain due to breaks and fusions. I am going to try replacing that for a short time with a Fentanyl Patch to see if I have any improvement in Pain Mgmt. I am just wondering what regimen I should use to safely do this. For example. Is it as easy as waiting 12 hrs. after my last Opana ER and then apply the patch (it's a 3 day patch) then take another ER once the 3 days has expired?
Avatar m tn With the steroid injections, my pain average went from 7 to 8, down to a 3 to 4. At this time I was prescribed Opana ER 40 mg, one every 12 hours. With the injections, I asked my doctor to put me on the Opana ER 20 mg, so he did, but added one more a day, or 20 mg every eight hours, three a day. Unfortunately, I can only get 3 steroid injections in a row, then have to wait six months before I can get another epidural injection.
1331804 tn?1336870958 This is nothing short of AMAZING as I usually require 3-4 doses of Percocet for breakthrough pain throughout the day. So in summary, I can't believe how well my pain is controlled on Opana ER. I actually feel almost CURED from my chronic pain; however, before I take the one dose of Percocet in the morning, I am sadly reminded that my pain is still there as it breaks through the Opana ER taken before bedtime.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed Morphine ER for about a year and just recently I was switched to Opana ER which works over a 12 hour period also. When I was taking Morphine ER, it was only effective for about 6 hours...a little bit longer when I first began taking it. The Opana ER is only effective for 9 hours and not 12 hours for me. That's because our systems are all different in the way ER meds are processed.
648944 tn?1241473294 No experience really with any E-R meds except, Kadian ER, and Ultram ER (which did not work at all). I hated them really, because the Kadian, made me feel like I didn't care, and I looked like a total zombie. Bags under my eyes, my eyes half closed, that whole thing. And I don't like being sedated, either. But I hope you have/will find something that works for you... I am trying to find something as my tolerance is building up to specific medications I take.
Avatar f tn I started taking Opana er 15mg generic with Vicoprofen 4 x's a day for break though pain. I had to stop the Opana Er due to depression and nodding off and it really didn't help the pain. My Dr put me on percocet 10"s 325 tylenol. I am in pain and I am having burning in my muscles I feel like I am in withdrawl from the Opana er which I only took for about 3 months. I have limb jumping. No energy and have to take one and a half to two of the Percocet to even get a small relief of the pain.
Avatar f tn I've been on Opana ER (are you on ER also?), 20 mg 2x/day for a couple of months. It's my 2nd experience with long-acting opioids (1st was Oxycontin MS, quit after 10 days due to gluten issues). I have noticed variability in Opana's pain control, tho not as drastic as what you've had --pain will go from 4-5 to 7-8 in an hour or two-- & not tied to eating. I wasn't too surprised, since years of experience with opioids have shown them to be pretty unreliable on pain control generally...
Avatar f tn I am not sure from your post if you are on opana or opana ER, and how many times a day you are taking it. Would you clarify that, so I have an idea of where you are at. When we read these post, especially the rare few about Opana and/or Opana ER, it can be so frightening. This has caused so much fear in me, but I have tapered down a great deal. I find the hard thing about Opana ER is that it cannot be cut, so the drop is really significant.
Avatar f tn Pain level before in am After u can move 8 to 10 then after rx for an hour it relieves Maybe down to a 5 but 5 is not bearable , I have a 11 month old Girl and can barley pick her up!
401095 tn?1351395370 For what little it's worth, I've been on Opana 40 mg. twice a day (ER-extended release) for about four months now. I feel that it's been the most effective of the ER drugs I've been prescribed, with only nominal side effects.. Cheers!
Avatar f tn Hi vickey, First I want to welcome you to the Pain Management Forum and let you know that we are glad you found this Forum. I want to let you know that there are NO Doctors on this Forum only CP - Chronic Pain - Patients that help each other with our OWN expertise and experiences that we have developed through our OWN CP Issues. I can't answer ALL of you questions BUT I can answer one of them {I think}.
Avatar m tn How many of you have actually successfully came off of the devils fury itself? (Opana) I have been snorting the ER's for a cpl yrs now with a short 7 month break on Methadone. I'm just fed up with it all and I'm ready to move on with my life. I know withdrawals suck (been through them a time or 6) but I dont feel Methadone or Subs will truly help me get clean. So has anyone beatin' an Opana addiction on her before?
8317359 tn?1397624939 They have experimented with just about every pain medication and/or combination of pain medications and I have yet to enjoy one single 24 hour day without pain. I'm currently taking 120mg of Opana ER per day and I still suffer with severe pain 75% of the time. My PCP is now thinking about trying Fentanyl but, that may become an RX insurance problem because Fentanyl is so expensive. Does anyone have any suggestions and is osteoarthritis truly this painful?
Avatar n tn i am on 30 mg opana er and 5 mg opana. they are good, but they have been causing severe drowsiness so much that i have been nodding off at work, and have been asked to take a medical leave of absence. Now I dont know what to do they don't want me to come back till i'm drug free, but i have chronic back pain.. i cannot work w/out pain med..its too much pain to handle...right now im seeing about getting a spinal cord stimulator put in..
Avatar f tn On a earlier post I said i kicked my bf out because i keep catching him trying to score percs, opana, roxys and so on out on the street. The last time we decided to work it out and get a MRI to find the problem they had found this.. "L4-L5 there is disc desiccation and slight loss of disk height. there is central disc protrusion and mild facet hypertrophy. this results in mild neural foraminal stenosis. there is minimal effacement of the ventral thecal sac.
Avatar f tn that doesn't mean taking them 24/7.....There is a max per day.... You need to contact your Dr. and ask them how long your prescriptions should be lasting.... should never be relying just on the narcotic to help lessen your pain..It's only meant to be one small piece of the puzzle... There is exercise, PT, aqua therapy, injections, massage, acupuncture, TENS unit, yoga/stretching, muscle relaxer if needed...nerve pain if needed....depression meds if needed.....counseling....
Avatar f tn I have terriable legg cramps, sweets and I can not sleep. How long does this last? It is driving me crazy. I do not have any cravings for the vicodin. Just the withdraws are killing me. I have been drinking water and taking baths. But it doesn't help any. I'm thinking about going to the emergency room and see if they can help me with my withdraws. I have heard about a pill that helps, but then I'm scared of taking another pill as well. Please let me know how long this is going to last..........
2044797 tn?1330049862 It has taken me 4 months to get from 40 mg Opana ER three times a day plus some 10mg PRN Opana IR to three 10 mg Opana ER daily plus three to four Opana IR daily. I have now just switched all the ER to IR. This is why I am awake at 3 am now! And hoping (Unlike last night) to get some more sleep). 44 days is a fair amount of time to taper, and it seems to me that doing it over this amount of time will minimize rebound pain! I am still on about 10 (much lower mg) Opana IRs a day.
Avatar f tn How long does ultram withdrawal sypmtoms last? This is day 2 without them and I had to call off work because of how sick I am.
Avatar f tn 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.
1453282 tn?1285178543 The past 18 months I have taken Opana ER 10mg 2x's/day and Percocet 10mg for break through pain. I also take Soma, 4 per day to help with muscle spasms. This is for issues with cervical spine which I recently had surgery (ACDF - 3 levels plus removal of bone a lot of bone spurs (5 weeks ago). About 2 weeks post-surgery I worked with pain management doctor to wean me off Opana ER 10mg and just stopped the Percocets all together.