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Generic Name: oxymorphone

Brand Names: Opana, Opana ER

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    Abuse Potential
  • Schedule II controlled substance with abuse liability similar to morphine.
  • Potential for abuse in a manner similar to other legal or illicit opiates. Consider abuse potential when prescribing or dispensing oxymorphone extended-release tablets in situations where the clinician or pharmacist is concerned about increased risk of misuse, abuse, or diversion.
    Intended Uses of Extended-release Tablets
  • Oxymorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets are indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain when a continuous, around-the-clock analgesic is needed for an extended period of time.
  • Oxymorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets are not intended for use as a prn analgesic.
    Overdose Risk with Improper Administration of Extended-release Tablets
  • Oxymorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets are to be swallowed whole and are not to be broken, chewed, dissolved, or crushed.
  • Chewing, crushing, or dissolving the extended-release tablets could result in rapid release and absorption of a potentially fatal dose of oxymorphone.
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages or prescription or nonprescription preparations containing alcohol during therapy with extended-release tablets. Consuming alcohol while receiving extended-release tablets could result in increased plasma concentrations of oxymorphone and a potentially fatal dose of the drug.

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