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What is Opana?

Opana, a prescription medication with the active ingredient oxymorphone, is a narcotic painkiller that treats chronic pain on a consistent basis over a long period. It is available in an immediate release tablet and an extended release tablet. Follow your doctor's directions when taking Opana.

Because Opana is an opioid, it can become physically addictive unless patients are monitored by a doctor. In most cases, the benefits of Opana outweigh the risk of dependence. Opana should not be used immediately following surgery.

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