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Can I use Opana if I have a history of alcoholism?

If you have a history of alcoholism, be aware that the pain medication Opana (oxymorphone) can be habit forming. People with a history of alcoholism may be more susceptible to abusing it, so it's a good idea to let your doctor know about your alcohol use. Also, drinking alcohol while on Opana can make the medication more potent and cause severe side effects, even death. Let your doctor know how much you drink. He or she may decide not to prescribe Opana or will lower your dosage accordingly.

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