Advertisement

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.

Continue Learning about Opiate Agonists

How often are opioids prescribed in the US?
The Society of Thoracic SurgeonsThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The amount of opioid prescriptions in the US peaked in 2012 at more than 255 million and a prescribi...
More Answers
What are opioid medications?
Intermountain HealthcareIntermountain Healthcare
Opioid pain medication is a common type of prescription pain medication. It is also sometimes call...
More Answers
What should I avoid doing while on opioid medication for chronic pain?
Travis M. Hendry, MDTravis M. Hendry, MD
Take opioid pain medication (strong medications that affect the way your brain handles pain sign...
More Answers
Who is at risk for breathing problems caused by opioid medication?
Travis M. Hendry, MDTravis M. Hendry, MD
Opioid therapy can decrease your breathing, especially during sleep. This problem, called respir...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.