Oxymorphone Hcl Er

Oxymorphone Hcl

What is Oxymorphone Hcl Er used for?

Oxymorphone extended-release is used to help relieve severe ongoing pain. It belongs to a class of drugs known as long-acting opioid analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Do not use the extended-release form of oxymorphone to relieve pain that is mild or that will go away in a few days. This medication is not for occasional ("as needed") use.


Oxymorphone Hcl


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Oxymorphone Hcl Er Frequently Asked Questions

Oxymorphone has a risk for abuse and addiction, which can lead to overdose and death. Oxymorphone may also cause severe, possibly fatal, breathing problems. To lower your risk, your doctor should have you take the smallest dose of oxymorphone that works, and take it for the shortest possible time. See also How to Use section for more information about addiction.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should have naloxone available to treat opioid overdose. Teach your family or household members about the signs of an opioid overdose and how to treat it.

The risk for severe breathing problems is higher when you start this medication and after a dose increase, or if you take the wrong dose/strength. Taking this medication with alcohol or other drugs that can cause drowsiness or breathing problems may cause very serious side effects, including death. Be sure you know how to take oxymorphone and what other drugs you should avoid taking with it. See also Drug Interactions section. Get medical help right away if any of these very serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, unusual lightheadedness, severe drowsiness/dizziness, difficulty waking up.

This medication must be swallowed whole. Do not break, chew, dissolve, or crush the medication. This may cause a rapid release of the medication that may be fatal. Also, do not drink alcohol or take any products that contain alcohol while taking this medication. This may cause an increase of the medication in your body that may be fatal.

Keep this medicine in a safe place to prevent theft, misuse, or abuse. If someone accidentally swallows this drug, get medical help right away.

Before using this medication, women of childbearing age should talk with their doctor(s) about the risks and benefits. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may slightly increase the risk of birth defects if used during the first two months of pregnancy. Also, using it for a long time or in high doses near the expected delivery date may harm the unborn baby. To lessen the risk, take the smallest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Babies born to mothers who use this drug for a long time may develop severe (possibly fatal) withdrawal symptoms. Tell the doctor right away if you notice any symptoms in your newborn baby such as crying that doesn't stop, slow/shallow breathing, irritability, shaking, vomiting, diarrhea, poor feeding, or difficulty gaining weight.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Oxymorphone Hcl Er Dosage and Form Information

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30 Mg
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