Opana ER is an opioid pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic.
Opana ER is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
The extended-release form of Opana ER is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. This form of oxymorphone is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
Opana ER may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Opana ER can slow or stop your breathing, and may be habit-forming. MISUSE OF THIS MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Taking this medicine during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.
Fatal side effects can occur if you use this medicine with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
Before taking this medicine
You should not take Opana ER if you are allergic to Opana ER, or if you have:
- severe asthma or breathing problems;
- a blockage in your stomach or intestines; or
- moderate to severe liver disease.
To make sure Opana ER is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- any type of breathing problem or lung disease;
- a head injury, brain tumor, or seizures;
- drug or alcohol addiction, or mental illness;
- urination problems;
- liver or kidney problems; or
- problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid.
Some medicines can interact with Opana ER and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Be sure your doctor knows if you also take stimulant medicine, herbal products, or medicine for depression, mental illness, Parkinson’s disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. Ask your doctor before making any changes in how or when you take your medications.