Oxymorphone overdose deaths

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Avatar n tn She also would take more and more of oxy when she was on it, but has no desire to do so with methadone. Does anyone know if hydromorphone (dilaudid) and oxymorphone (opana) have the same effects as methadone or oxy - in general, do they make you tired or hyper? I realize everyone is different, but would like your opinions if you used either one of these meds. Her doctor is thinking of switching her to either hydromorhone or oxymorphone. Are these considered drugs of choice?
Avatar f tn The night he died he drank a few beers and took some oxymorphone. We thought for weeks he died of an accidental overdose. However, when the results of the autopsy came back it said he died of natural causes due to an enlarged heart. The doctor said his heart was twice the size of an average heart. He was 21 years old and very active. He was not overweight & worked as a roofer outside all day. I would really appreciate if this could be explained to me in greater detail.
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.
765775 tn?1366028291 What that means is they are working on a plan to ensure that the benefits of opioid medications outweigh the risks, which include misuse, abuse and accidental overdose. It's no secret that the abuse of prescription drugs has increased dramatically over the past several years. The FDA is developing REMS in an effort to curb that abuse. But it's up to us to ensure that, in their efforts to curb drug abuse, they don't severely limit the ability of pain patients to get essential medications.
Avatar n tn we have had FOUR deaths in my town in the last 3 weeks. ALL died using methadone and some type of xanax or klonipin combination. the last death was a 22 yr old boy, we buried him 2 days ago. he took 4 dones and one klonipin. he was a kind, handsome young man with a loving family and a beautiful girlfriend. she took the same cuncoction that he took, but she woke up and he did not.
Avatar n tn Schedule II opioid substances, which include hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, and oxymorphone, have the highest potential for abuse and risk of fatal overdose due to respiratory depression. Comments1: In July 2005, the FDA issued a public health advisory to alert people of reports of death and other serious side effects from overdoses while on fentanyl transdermal patches.
Avatar f tn If you stay clean for a while, your tolerance goes down, and a relapse can result in an overdose. It's important for the person to have some kind of support system other than parents, in NA or AA or whatever is available, people who know what she is going through and who she can be honest with, to help insure against a relapse and/or an overdose.