OPANA ER: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Pain “I was on three 10mg ERs per day and it was wonderful. Low side effects, did not need to increase dose even after years. Now that they’ve pulled it, I’ve tried oxycontin (20mg twice/day) and then Exalgo (8mg once/day) and neither works as well as the Opana. I have lupus and OA (need joint replacement).”

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 1, 2017

For Pain “Doesn’t matter what any of us leave in a post as street drug addicts have made the FDA decide to pull our OPana ER. Because they melt it an shoot it up is how it was described to me as I was very upset! My question to FDA & the Government……WHAT ABOUT US PEOPLE THAT NEED IT AN USE IT AS TOLD? Very upset chronic back pain (scoliosis)…plus other issues.”

2old2tired (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 23, 2017

For Pain “I have severe leg and back pain. I have had back and leg pain for quite a few years. In 2008 I fell 25 ft out of a deer stand which tore both rotor cuffs and elbow problems. After 9 operations and physical therapy I still have pain which includes back and leg problems. I started on opana ER and take morphine sulfate for break through. Opana has been a wonderful help which has helped me be able to function through the day with some normality which at one point I couldn’t do. And now I hear it’s going to be pulled off shelves and done away with. Very Disturbing.”

Rudy Culler 803-997-2143 (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 9, 2017

For Pain “I normally take generic opana (oxymorphone) 30mg and it works great for my pain. I can function good such as go to the store, light yard work, and enjoy family. But I recently got the Brand name opana (endo) and it is awful. I’m in so much pain and experiencing withdrawal symptoms. It’s been 18 days and it is still like taking a Placebo. My breakthrough oxycodone 30mg is the only thing keeping me out of the hospital. I’ve been in bed 90% of the time since taking this Endo brand. I think it’s the amount of additive in the medication. “

Lymepatient (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 30, 2017

For Pain “I switched to Opana ER this year as the Morphine ER I had been forced to take since last summer made me very nauseated (even w/nausea meds), caused terrible headaches and didn’t cover my pain adequately so I could live some sort of life. I have loved the Opana ER. I take 40 mg twice a day and after the first month in which the switchover was difficult there have only been a few occasions where after I took the drug I started going through withdrawal. I’m not sure what was wrong with the pills as I set an alarm to take them and confirmed I took them. Now am in donut hole. Endo pharm won’t help because there is a generic which costs more than the Opana. Don’t know what to do.”

Melodyblue (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 2, 2017

For Pain “My insurance co would not fill a rx for oxycontin until I have tried opana & a couple of others I’ve never heard of. I was in a near fatal auto accident younger, I need a knee & hip replacement, breast cancer at end of 2013 & have had terrible time with infections, causing more surgeries. I lay in bed usually 16 hrs a day (including sleep) because I hurt all over & even more w/ house or yard chores . I’m allergic to morphine, codeine, delaudid, Fentanyl, CT scan dye – I can take only Demerol after surgery. At home the only med that I am not allergic to is oxycontin & ultram. I am now trying opana, because of my insurance company. I’m supposed to take 1 -20mg 2x/day. I am very disappointed. What little relief in gave me was only for about 2 hrs.”

Meg in Texas February 28, 2017

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