Opana er liver

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981443 tn?1250119402 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.
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?
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 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?
Avatar n tn I don't know how many 5/325 mg Percocets you were taking a day before switching to the Opana ER 5 mg, but to have equivalent pain relief from the Opana ER, you had to have taken only 2 Percocets a day. If you were taking more than 2 Percocets a day then the switch to Opana ER 5 mg was a step down in terms of pain relieving strength.
Avatar f tn I am currently in pain management I have been prescribed most recenlty Opana ER with Vicuprofin, and Lidocaine, but since I started the Opana it makes me too drowsy and I am suffering from Diareaha. I spoke to another person who said that she takes oxycodone and it helps her with the pain and it does not make her as drowsy. I work in a very stressful position which requires me to make snap decisions so the drowsiness does not help and I also sit at a computer most of the day..
Avatar f tn I was hoping that all you kind peps would give me your input about Opana ER. I am on fentanyl 175/48 hrs. right now. not what I want it to be. I really need to find a solution. Thanks.
Avatar f tn I take 12-15 lortab 10 a day,my doctor in an effort to help me get off,gave me opana er but insurance wouldn't cover,it cost too much to pay out of pocket.looked up some ER meds my insur.would cover.here they are hydromorph,oramorph,and oxycodone er. I know I am trading one substance for another but have tried weaning myself off the lortabs and screw up everytime.His,my doc's idea was for me to take the opana er twice a day for a month then once a day.I have legit.
Avatar f tn Yes, opana er will show up as morphine on a drug test.
Avatar n tn Not sure if you have tried Opana (oxymorphone) yet but based on pharmacology, it is a little stronger than Dilaudid (hydromorphone) mg to mg. I am on 30 mg of Opana ER twice a day. They do have Opana in immediate release form. Opana has a long half life, even in immediate release form, such that 6 hour dosing works extremely well for most patients versus the 4 hour dosing of oxycodone. Oxymorphone is the metabolite of oxycodone...
1508881 tn?1313118501 I went up to Opana ER after Norco. They told me that if you are medicating more than 5 times a day with a short acting agent, you could be on something long acting. Percocet is another short acting agent. Its helped a lot for me, but I still have my Norco for breakthrough.
Avatar f tn For the last year I've been using Opana (oxymorphone) ER twice daily and a small dose of oxymorphone IR for breakthrough pain. It has worked well for me, contains no acetaminophen, is okay with my hepatologist, and has fewer supply hassles than OxyContin did. (The pharmacies always seemed to be unable to get enough OxyContin!) Good luck to you.
Avatar m tn This is the end result which is the best it's been since this started in 2009. I've been on this dose for about 2 years now. I was also taking 160 mg of opana er with it, but I stopped that about 8 months ago.
1855076 tn?1337118903 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.
Avatar m tn I take as little as possible, which before my tx was Opana ER, 10mg, 4x daily. Once I started the Incivek I quickly discovered an interaction between it and the Opana that knocked me on my butt, so I cut my dosage of Opana in half, 10mg, 2x daily. After I completed tx last September I struggled with increased pain but have managed to keep my dosage down anyway, just because I prefer to. I did achieve SVR in spite of already having had cirrhosis for 8 years before starting.
Avatar f tn I been on 4 x d 80mg ocycotin my pm dr has changed me to 4 x d 40 mg opana er they just do not seem to be working. Mind u I hAv been on this since 2004 on the same dose am I not immune to that dose by now? Can u help? I just can not take the pain anymmore .I have excellent insurance benefits bcbs of (n.
Avatar m tn I am vomiting every 30mins, I have severe, burning diahrea, my anxiety level is through the roof, I am constantly tearing up, crying, yawning, I have restless legs, and life is just not worth it right now. I had asked my physician to change from Opana ER to Oxycontin ER, and he gave me the same dribble, "Recent CDC studies have demonstrated that Oxycontin is ineffective against pain, and it just gets you high, nothing else.
Avatar m tn if he had something timmed released for night and he gave me Advenza. I couldn't sleep on it so the next month he perscribed Opana. The pharmacist questioned why he is going morphine and not oxycotin. I asked the office girl and she said "He will never perscribe oxycotin". Why would that be? I have a guy in my program that has cancer and he gave me 2 oxycotin 40mg and they worked great. I have never abused my meds and have never tried to get a perscription early. Are most legit.
Avatar f tn your spleen sits around that area and that can inflame with fibro, also liver. maybe have a live function test? ** I have just looked up Opana and that is heavy duty!
Avatar f tn HI Sister, I am tapering on Opana ER. I know how hard it is. I am praying for you. I am using my 6th sense to feel the presence of God, as much as I can because the Bible says that He is right here with those that believe. This may be one of the best things we can do for our addictions, especially as they are mood altering. Do you know if you can taper, can you control the amount you take? Get to a place of making another -- a different commitment -- to taper?
Avatar f tn Welcome to the forum! Patients with liver disease are advised to avoid all NSAIDs like ibuprofen but Tylenol is okay as long as your total daily dose is never more than 2000 mg. you have to read labels carefully because Tylenol is added to many drugs and you have to add up all the sources. Beyond Tylenol if you have severe pain you can take narcotics without Tylenol added.
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.
Avatar f tn I do trust my doctor and he is a very reputable physician that has been featured on the local news in our state but despite this, he did not apply a cross tolerance at all when he switched me from morphine ER to opana ER (you may remember responding to my post on this subject awhile back). In fact, it was even more medicine than I was already taking in both morphine ER and breakthrough pain medicine in the two 30 mg opana ER pills I take per day.
Avatar f tn And with your health issues, it seems like a taper would be much safer for you. I am tapering right now from Opana ER, a strong Opiate. I also have an 8-year-old daughter, so I really feel your pain. I would be very happy to mutually encourage each other. This is a fight for our lives. I think you know that. This disease wants to wipe us out. And it is so hard when we have health and pain issues, in addition to the meds. I have the same situation.
Avatar n tn Is there anything I can purchase over the counter to help with withdrawal from Opana ER?
Avatar f tn My PCP is currently discussing placing me back on the Fentanyl patch again for my osteoarthritis of the spine and I'm really hoping it works better than the Morphine ER or the Opana ER I'm currently taking? Good luck with your pain management and yes again, it IS typical of waiting a week or so before adjusting dosages.
Avatar m tn I am so scared after searching this forum and the internet that I am really in trouble. I have had a fractured back at L5 for 17 years and nobody in Chicago said they could help me. I finally went to the Mayo Clinic and four weeks ago had a surgery and I am pain free. There is no place like the Mayo Clinic. I owe my life to that place. Now it's time for me to get off of Oxycodone and Opana and I realize that I can't find anyone on the internet at the dosage that I am currently taking.
2110255 tn?1334192149 pain that occurs outside of the control of my long acting opioid medication, Opana ER (12 hour extended release oxymorphone). Breakthrough pain may not occur everyday as for the most part long acting opioid medications do work as they are supposed to. Percocet is a short acting opioid medication that is used a lot for acute pain...pain after surgery or for a short duration until an injury has healed.
Avatar n tn i was taking 3 viic es every 4 hours a day for years and got knows what my liver is like now. i went to a new pm doc and he didn't like vicodin so he put me on opana er, then 6omg of oxycontin, then from late may to mid july......i went from 75mcg to 150mcg. I kept having to up it because my tolerance wanted more and more. my body was probably accicted and i have a depence on it. after 2 weeks on any pain med that happens.
Avatar f tn and hoping and praying that I can talk to her and get her to change me back to either the opana er and opana ir for breakthrough, or to the roxicodone (and she had mentioned before she gave me the demerol...she said..well I could put you on Oxycontin, but everyone is complaining about the new formulation...and I cant do anything to change the formulation- no one seems to be happy with it.) I just feel like my life is in the hands of this doctor next tuesday..and my quality of life...