Opana ER 7.5 mg is an extended-release oral medication for severe pain which is generally prescribed when other painkillers don’t work. Oxymorphone, the generic version of this medicine belongs to a class of drugs called opioid analgesics. As it has a high chance of abuse and addiction, it is categorized under Schedule II controlled substance that works directly on the central nervous system to manipulate certain chemicals in the brain to provide relief from pain. Other available strengths of Opana ER are 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, and 40 mg.
Opana ER 7.5 mg can be habit-forming even after following the prescription properly. If one has a history of alcohol or drug addiction, it may increase the chance of drug dependency in which the person needs to take this drug regularly to live a normal life. The doctor should monitor the user’s behavior properly during this medication. Never stop using this medication all of a sudden as it can cause serious withdrawal symptoms. For a safe withdrawal, the doctor will lower the dose slowly and gradually.
As a sensitive drug, Opana ER can cause serious side effects in case of abuse, overdose, and sudden withdrawal. These side effects should be treated as soon as possible otherwise can cause death as well. Inform your doctor immediately if you observe any side effects including:
- Sleep apnea
- Mood changes
- Abdominal pain
- Vision changes
- Slow/fast heartbeat
- Difficulty urinating
- Slow/shallow breathing
- Swelling of the face, tongue, or throat