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Should my elderly parents take Opana?

Your parents should speak with their doctor before about Opana. Studies have not confirmed how well elderly patients tolerate the drug, but because older people tend to have decreased kidney function, they may be more sensitive to the medication's effects. They might benefit from a smaller dose. Talk with their doctor about whether Opana is right for them.

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