Opana G74 is a brand name of oxymorphone, Oxymorphone 40mg ER (extended-release) is used to help relieve severe ongoing pain.
The extended-release form of oxymorphone is for around-the-clock treatment of pain and should not be used on an as-needed basis for pain.
Before taking this medicine
You should not take oxymorphone if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- severe asthma or breathing problems;
- severe liver disease; or
- a stomach or bowel obstruction (including paralytic ileus).
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- breathing problems, sleep apnea (breathing that stops during sleep);
- a head injury or seizures;
- drug or alcohol addiction, or mental illness;
- urination problems;
- liver or kidney problems; or
- problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid.
If you use opioid medicine while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on opioids may need medical treatment for several weeks.
What should I avoid while using oxymorphone?
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death could occur.
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how oxymorphone will affect you. Dizziness or drowsiness can cause falls, accidents, or severe injuries.