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Generally, you may hear Opana referred to as oxymorphone and Numorphan. Oxymorphone is actually the generic reference. This is a pain medication considered an opioid. After about 5 to 10 minutes following an injection or after about 30 minutes following oral administration, a user will experience pain relief. For immediate release tablets, the duration of its effects last up to four hours. For extended release tablets, approximately 12 hours. Oral usage is the most common

Doctors can prescribe Opana for various medical uses including the following:

  • Caused by heart disease with difficulty breathing, a remedy for anxiety
  • To induce general anesthesia, as an additional agent
  • Including cancer and labor pain, for pain relief

Contraindications for using Opana include the following:

  • Breathing difficulties, severe asthma, and other respiratory problems
  • Moderate to severe liver disease
  • Oxymorphone allergy
  • Severe blockage in intestines or the stomach

What is Opana?

Opana (actually, oxymorphone) was developed in 1914 in Germany. In 1955, the Endo Pharmaceuticals company patented it in the United States. In January 1959, it was officially introduced into the US as well as other countries.

United States Congress had already banned the manufacture, importation, and sale of heroin in 1924 – another medication for pain belonging to the opioid family. Opana and other opioids are used to treat various levels of pain – usually moderate to severe. To affect the way a person perceives pain, it binds to the brain’s opioid receptors. The semi synthetic opioid analgesic Opana is made from a combination of synthetics and poppy plant extracted natural opiates.

For the treatment of pain, Opana is one of the opiates that is most commonly prescribed.

What are the Side Effects of Opana Addiction?

Oxymorphone was released as a pill in 2006 by the name of Opana. Soon, numerous pharmacy thefts involved Opana as one of the most desirable. Eventually, due to its abuse, it was made harder to dissolve or snort through the use of a plastic structure which was considered crush resistant. Nevertheless, the drug could still be ground down, so it did not stop Opana abusers from dissolving and injecting it.

Some signs or symptoms of possible Opana addiction are as follows:

  • Without taking the drug, the inability to feel physically and mentally well
  • Despite negative consequences, continued use of the drug
  • Prioritizing drug use over loved ones, family members, obligations, and other activities
  • Inability to control drug use
  • Feeling a strong, continuous desire for drug use

Understanding Opana Overdose

As with many opioids, the more Opana you use, the more you want to use. Overdoses of Opana can result in one or more of the following side effects:

  • Coma
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Clammy or sweaty skin
  • Cold or blue skin
  • Blue lips
  • Constricted pupils
  • Muscle weakness
  • Stopped or slowed breathing
  • Death

How to Treat Opana Addiction

Serious withdrawal symptoms can be the result of stopping the use of Opana. Therefore, finding a comprehensive alcohol and drug rehabilitation center where the most effective Opana addiction treatments are used is crucial. Withdrawal symptoms from Opana addiction can present in the following manners:

  • Joint pain
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Increased respiratory or heart rate
  • Weakness
  • Yawning
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Dilated pupils
  • Backaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Runny nose
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Anorexia
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting



Why Work with Spark To Recovery?

Spark To Recovery specializes in treating Opana addiction and is run by highly trained and licensed addiction professionals and a team of addiction treatment specialists. We provide certified Opana rehab programs which are custom fitted to each individual’s precise, unique needs.

Start your Opana addiction therapy today. Call Spark To Recovery at 818-849-5467 today if you want to schedule an appointment with us.

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