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 97 40
Fibromyalgia 33 18
Pain in lower back 22 8
Chronic pain 6 2
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 26

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxymorphone

Side effect Patients
Sleepiness 5
Constipation 3
Brain fog 2
Chronic constipation 2
Fatigue 2
Itching all over 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxymorphone

Dosage Patients
10 mg twice daily 4
15 mg twice daily 2
10 mg daily 1
5 mg twice daily 1
7.5 mg twice daily 1
20 mg daily 1
5 mg four times daily 1
25 mg daily 1
15 mg four times daily 1
20 mg three times daily 1

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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 8
Expense 7
Other 6
Personal research 4
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently taking Oxymorphone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 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 7
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 48
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 40
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 9
$25-49 10
< $25 26
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxymorphone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Morphine (Morphine ER) 4
Fentanyl Transdermal Patch (Duragesic) 3
Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone) 2
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 2
Methadone (Methadose) 2

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Oxymorphone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fentanyl Transdermal Patch (Duragesic) 1
Hydromorphone ER (Exalgo) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Oxymorphone

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ALB11708
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ALB11708
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:M65y
CFS:7y Dx
I am: vg
I have:
ME/CFS

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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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pain Full
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pain Full
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F63y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:10y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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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Leslie22964
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Leslie22964
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F53y
CFS:9y Dx
FM:9y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 13, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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