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When can I stop taking Opana?

You can stop taking the pain medication Opana (oxymorphone) when you and your doctor decide you no longer need it to relieve your discomfort, but don't quit taking it abruptly. Talk to your doctor, who will help you taper off the drug gradually. This is necessary because your body can become dependent on Opana so that you could experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if you stop suddenly.

If you feel that Opana has stopped working for you, tell your doctor. Rather than having you stop taking it, he or she may decide that you need a different dose and will adjust your prescription accordingly.

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