What should I know about Opana before taking it?

Before taking Opana, you should know that breaking, crushing, dissolving, chewing, or otherwise consuming the tablet in any way other than whole may result in the release of a fatal dose of oxymorphone. Combining Opana with any form of alcohol may also have this effect. Opana should be taken one hour or more before eating and two hours or more after.

Opana is a controlled substance that may lead to addiction or misuse if intake is not monitored properly, so a doctor will always regulate your use and dosage. Beware of the medications and foods that interact with this drug, as serious side effects can result. Your doctor will also need to know in advance if you have the following medical issues, as they can be complicated by Opana: seizures; brain tumors; history of addiction; heart, kidney, liver, intestinal, or lung disease; breathing issues; any allergies; or head injury, or if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

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