Opana ER 15 mg is an extended-release opioid painkiller prescribed to treat only extremely severe pain. Doctors prefer to prescribe this medication only when other painkillers fail to provide relief. In generic stores, it is available under the name of Oxymorphone, a Schedule II drug, meaning it has a high risk of abuse and addiction. Therefore, the FDA regulates some special regulations to be followed to buy Opana ER online. It also comes with other different strengths such as 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, and 40 mg.
Opana ER 15 mg is a long-acting opioid that belongs to a class of drugs called controlled substances as it works directly on the central nervous system and is only prescribed when there is a need for a painkiller to be used for a longer period. It works by blocking certain chemicals in the CNS that help to transfer the message of feeling pain to the brain which helps to change how our body reacts to pain.
Stopping Opana ER medication all of a sudden after using it for a longer period can cause serious withdrawal symptoms including restlessness, mental changes, watering eyes, runny nose, nausea, diarrhea, sweating, muscle aches, or sudden changes in behavior. If it is time to stop your medication, your doctor will decrease the dosage slowly and gradually until a safe withdrawal.
This drug can interact with substances to change the way it works or cause serious side effects. As this is not the complete list of interactions, before taking this medication, one should inform the doctor about all other prescribed and over-the-counter drugs, supplements, and narcotic substances if taken. Some major known interactions are:
- Other opioid pain or cough relievers
- Sleeping pills
- Muscle relaxants
- Anti-anxiety drugs
- MAO inhibitors