Can I use Opana if I have a history of blood pressure problems?

The pain medication Opana (oxymorphone) may cause your blood pressure to drop, so your doctor may adjust your dose or not give you Opana at all if you already have low blood pressure due to a low blood volume or from taking other medication. While using Opana, let your doctor know if you feel faint when you rise from a sitting or lying position. Although dizziness and light-headedness upon rising are common side effects of Opana, and can often be dealt with by taking it slow, feeling faint could be a sign of low blood pressure.

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