Oxymorphone compared to oxycodone

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Avatar m tn 1mg of oxymorphone is equal to about 2mg of oxycodone 1mg of oxycodone is equal to about .5 mg of oxymorphone Oxycodone is half as potent, mg for mg. So an 80mg Oxycontin would be roughly equal to a 40mg Opana ER A 20mg Opana ER would be like a 40mg dose of Oxycontin Converting instant release release oxycodone to Opana ER is different though. 15mg of oxycodone instant release would be, in terms of potency, roughly equivalent to 15mg of Opana ER.
Avatar n tn oxymorphone is about 2 to 3 times stronger than oxycodone. Also, oxymorphone, especially in its instant release package, has a considerably stronger punch than hydromorphone. Honestly, you probably couldn't even get diacetylmorphine(HEROIN) on the streets that is more potent. Money rules the world people. Pharmaceutical companies bought their rights to sell dope legally. God bless us all.
29837 tn?1414538248 Taken Oxycodone 30mg for about a month now. Does hardly anything to quell the enormous back pain I have. Can crushing it and drinking it with apple juice make a difference? Will it work faster?
Avatar m tn Hey all, I've been addicted to oxycodone since age 14. I'm age 27 now and ready to put this behind me. I've lost everything because of it. I've lost my family, friends, multiple good jobs, lost my good credit, and it all of a sudden dawned on me that I'm an addict and its the source of my problems. I'm gonna call a methadone/sub clinic Monday. I do have chronic pain, I was shot with a 12 gauge shotgun in july 2011 and it really messed me up. Do you think a Dr.
Avatar n tn then again, i cant take them if i ever want to have a child. but i am nowhere near there yet. are you addicted to oxycodone? i hope you dont mind my asking.
Avatar n tn Just wondering if anyone has any info on the differences between Opana which is Oxymorphone and Oxycodone? My PM Dr. wants to switch me from high doses of Oxycodone to some form of oxymorphone. Just want to know if anyone has taken them both and know what I should expect from this switch? Good or Bad idea? Just curious because the hundreds of mg's I've been taking of Oxycodone over the years has made me build up an unreal tolerance for the drug.
Avatar m tn 10,11,13,14,17,18,43 For example, in patients with moderate to severe liver disease, peak plasma levels of oxycodone and its chief metabolite noroxycodone were increased 50% and 20%, respectively, whereas the area under the plasma concentration-time curve for these molecules increased 95% and 65%.11 Peak plasma concentrations of another active metabolite, oxymorphone, were decreased by 30% and 40%, respectively....
Avatar m tn not only did i go back to taking hydrocodone but i started taking more. i then moved to oxycodone , about 60-150mg i also take opana(oxymorphone) 40mg ER but i crush and snort them. when i was on here i took apprx. 12 10mg pills a day about 30mg at a time. now when i take 7 10mg pills i dont feel anything. is the increase in my tolerance going to vastly affect the withdrawal process in severity or length?
Avatar m tn I must do something now not later as iam suffering and am very tired. Van i use the methadone to get off the oxycodone very short term less than a week without getting hooked on methadone? How long will a 240 mg habit for one year of oxycodone take to kick. Can someone please send me some advice .I do not know how and cannot taper down off of this poison so thereĀ“s no detox here or o would go and money is tight.I have enough methadone to do this can i .
1128749 tn?1260567794 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?
1135213 tn?1260509781 The opana is a long acting opiate compared to the percocet. I would have him baby step off the medication. First the long acting (opana also called oxymorphone) and then the percocet (oxycodone w/ tylanol). If you can dispense the medicine instead of him doing it, this can regulate how often he's taking it and ween him off the drugs. People going through withdrawal are extremely vulnerable and can revert back to old behaviors in order to get rid of the pain and sickness they feel.
541953 tn?1262589826 It is oxymorphone and is stronger when compared mg for mg to Morphine. It is supposed to be 3x stronger. So if you took 60mg of Morphine, then 20mg of Opana should be about the same strength. I, however, went back to Kadian. I did not like the way Opana made me feel. It made me really nauseous. I only took it for about 5 days, so I can't really tell you if it is any better or worse compared to Morphine. It seemed to be about the same for me in that short time.
1855076 tn?1337118903 A portion of a dose of Oxycodone is metabolized into Oxymorphone by the liver...similar to how codeine is metabolized into morphine by the liver. Opana ER has the new TimerX technology that is supposed to keep a steady level of the medication in your system for the full 12 hours versus the medicine tapering off after 6-8 hours in the case of morphine sulfate ER and Oxycontin. The have a wide range of strengths available with even a low enough dose of the opioid naiive patient.
Avatar m tn It was hoped that a thebaine-derived drug would retain the analgesic effects of morphine and heroin with less dependence. To some extent this was achieved, as oxycodone does not have the same immediate effect as heroin or morphine nor does it last as long. So Oxycodone is not a form of morphine. It is a synthetic opiate and morphine is a pure (non-synthetic) opiate. MS Contin (long lasting morphine) is not as strong as OxyContin. And it really comes down to what works best for the individual.
Avatar m tn I guess you could still say I am a drug addict since I still use many drugs, but I am not physically dependant on anything anymore (except cigarettes marijuana although that is nothing compared to opiates) and I must say its one of the best feelings ive had in awhile. Now im on day 21, close to day 22. I feel more or less normal now (physically) but I can still feel the mental symptoms. I still have trouble sleeping, but its RLS related.
542867 tn?1214176229 hi i have been on between 200 and 400 mg of oxycodone each day, i am planning to go to just 30mg per day, will i have w/d's? is this enough to stop total w/d's.
Avatar m tn what i would do with the amount of oxymorphone you were taking is switch to suboxone from subutex. subutex is generally only used in the induction phase of sub treatment and then switched to suboxone(which is the same drug except having naltrexone in it- 8mgs buprenorphine to 2mg naltrexone ratio per pill).
Avatar n tn Steve, Awhile ago I posted a question to you concerning my fluctuating pain levels cause me to have withdrawal symptoms several times a month. Your reply was to have my oxycodone switched to a longer lasting pain med to help with the withdrawal symptoms. My next appointment is comming up and I was wondering what pain meds are long acting so I can suggest some to my pain specialist.
Avatar f tn After 3 days of pain I went back to doc's office. He switched me to Oxycodone-Acetaminophen 5-325 which is a little stronger than the hydrocodon. He also took me off of the flexiril. It works GREAT. After I take the Oxy I can feel the pain melt away in about 25min after I take it. I am having surgery tomarrow. Disc replacement. Both of them. Both my parents have had this done with great success.
Avatar n tn it may be hard to understand the way it pasted but it means that just 10mg of opana is equal to 20mg of hydrocodone,= to 20mgs of oxycodone,= to20 mgs of methadone b and also = to 30mgs of morphine....it sounds like some rugged ****, like maybe you arent going to even miss the methadone or oxys...but i am not a pharmacist, so do some research of your own to be safe...well that sucks that they kind of treated you like a criminal, they took your picture?? why? did you ask them why?
Avatar m tn Hydrocodone has a short half life and is significantly easier to come off of than oxycodone, oxymorphone, fentanyl, dilaudid, methadone and many other opiates used to treat pain. So that's another good thing. Try and stay away from the xanax as much as possible. Its good that you are solely taking it for sleep but try and take .25mg a day if you have to and then stop after 7 days. You DO NOT want to be on xanax for even a few weeks.
Avatar f tn It's like having RLS in my arms and legs. I have gotten to this point before only to give up and go back to .5mg a day. I'm sick of this cycle. How long do you have to be completely off of subutex before the the night sweats and RLS stop? I've contemplated taking clonopin or vicodin to help the withdrawel which is insane since I've been clean and sober for 4 1/2 years. HAS ANYONE GOTTEN OFF OF BUPRENORPHINE SUCCESSFULLY?
544292 tn?1268886268 I sure hope you are all having a nice Holiday. Welcome to the room those who are new. Thank you so much for finding us. I know you can do this!
Avatar n tn I was shooting up 40 mg @ 20 mg of oxycontin [oxymorphone] And 65 mg of methadone.I flew to the East coast to get rapid detox .
544292 tn?1268886268 Over the years of recovery and reading about others, seeing others recover the main thing I have learned is that everyone's life is better without being a slave to Tramadol. You might be stuck and scared right now, but you can make the decision to get yourself off the hamster wheel of Tramadol dependency and even addiction. You don't have to live that way. There's lots of people here to help.
429155 tn?1205676864 I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
Avatar f tn And yes, I agree, as a rule, compared to a full agonist opiate, sub w/ds are generally a little rougher and last a little longer. Lastly, while reading about other's experiences, keep a few things in mind. One, there is no way to predict how YOU will do based on other's experiences (good or bad)...you have to allow yourself to have your own unique experience. Also, keep in mind that it is a lot easier to find the bad stories versus the good ones.
Avatar n tn Give yourself some time on the Subxone too its a different drug and only 1/4 of an opiate compared to afull opiate like methadone. A month to stablise would be good for you.... if you still feel the same try 6mg..Suboxone..
Avatar n tn I don't even know where to start. Last year (February, 2002), I was checked into a rehab for detox off of painkillers (oxycontin - 280 mgs/day). They treated me with methadone. (25mg, 3 days later 20mg, and so on until I was down to 2.5mg and released). The cravings were so bad when I got out. WHAT I WILL TELL YOU NEXT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END).
Avatar n tn I have a LONG way to go which Is why I finally decided to post. 3 days is NOTHING compared to the 8 months I was on them. I still feel awful and am wondering when this will go away. Like a bad flu almost but I know the Ativan are helping. I only have those for 10 days though so I hope it gets better soon. Will I ever have that feeling of well being again without vicodin? I took 2 and knew my life was fine everything was fine..LOL now I am not so sure and I am scared!