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Can I use Opana if I am taking ipratropium?

Your doctor may not prescribe the pain medication Opana (oxymorphone) if you are taking the anticholinergic drug ipratropium (Atrovent, Apovent, Aerovent), which is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary lung disease (COPD), such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis. When drugs in this group are used at the same time as narcotic pain medications like Opana, they increase the risk of difficulty urinating and severe constipation, which may cause paralytic ileus (a severe bowel obstruction). Let your doctor know if you're taking ipratropium or another anticholinergic drug before starting Opana.

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