Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) tablets label
Opana ER is an extended-release medicine that is helpful in relieving severe ongoing pain. It belongs to medications known as long-acting opioid pain killers. Doctors do not prescribe this medicine for the treatment of a minor patient under 12 years of age. It works by blocking specific nerve cell receptors (MAO neurotransmitter) in mind. Opana ER alters the functionality of the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
Do not use this medicine to relieve pain that is not chronic and may go away within a few days. Always remember that Opana ER is not as needed or occasional medication. Please do not use this medicine without having its prescription from a licensed doctor.
Dosage information for Opana extended-release
Follow the prescription guidelines of your doctor correctly. Take Opana ER on a consistent schedule as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow whole tablet, do not chew, bite, or crush them. You can take this medicine with or without food as directed by your doctor. Take one tablet of Opana ER with an adequate amount of water to swallow the pill.
The dosage of Opana ER solely based on the medical condition of the patient and the severity of pain. Do not change or alter dosage time and amount. Discuss with your doctor if any modification in dosage is required. Improper dosage may cause various side effects that might be severe.
Side effects of Opana ER
You may experience common side effects within a few weeks of the medication. To prevent these side effects, eat dietary fiber, and drink enough water. Some of the most common side effects of this medication include:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Shallow breathing
- Upset stomach
- Lower abdominal pain
- Severe confusion
Consult with your doctor for a better understanding of the side effects. Seek medical help from your doctor if any of these side effects appear. Do not tolerate these side effects of Opana ER. Tolerating them may make them severe.
Precautions to follow while having this medicine
Always follow the directions of your doctor about the treatment. Do not abandon your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine. You may become dependent on this medicine when you are taking in higher doses or for a more extended period. So, take it for the required time and do not raise the amount of the dose on your own. Please discuss with your doctor when medication is not working as it used to.