What is Oxymorphone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Opana ER Opana

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Oxymorphone is an opioid analgesic available in regular release for moderate-to-severe pain and in extended release for management of moderate-to-severe pain in patients requiring around-the-clock opioid treatment for an extended period of time.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 95 41
Fibromyalgia 33 18
Pain in lower back 21 8
Back pain 4 2
Breakthrough pain 4 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 10
Moderate 12
Mild 13
None 27

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxymorphone

Side effect Patients
Sleepiness 5
Constipation 3
Chronic constipation 2
Fatigue 2
Itchy all over 2
Nausea 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxymorphone

Dosage Patients
10 mg twice daily 2
15 mg twice daily 2
40 mg twice daily 2
2.5 mg twice daily 1
5 mg twice daily 1
10 mg four times daily 1
20 mg three times daily 1
80 mg daily 1
10mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Oxymorphone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 12
Did not seem to work 11
Doctor's advice 9
Expense 7
Other 6
Personal research 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 42 patients who've stopped taking Oxymorphone

Duration

Currently taking Oxymorphone

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Oxymorphone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 49
Usually 5
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 41
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 9
$25-49 10
< $25 27
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxymorphone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Morphine (Morphine ER) 5
Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone) 2
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic-50) 2
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 2
Methadone (Methadose) 2

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Oxymorphone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic-50) 1
Hydromorphone ER (Exalgo) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1
Morphine ER (MS Contin) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Oxymorphone

Aug 26, 2017 (Started Apr 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Unfortunately, this medication has been recalled due to abuse. This medication (which I have taken at 40 m.g. every 12 hours) has been extremely beneficial in controlling my pain and had a very positive impact on my daily life.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jun 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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Aug 27, 2010 (Started Feb 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sometimes this drug caused sudden unexpected vomiting. I had a med to control this side effect.

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