Opana

Oxymorphone (Opana, Numorphan, Numorphone) or 14-Hydroxydihydromorphinone is a powerful semi-synthetic opioid analgesic first developed in Germany in 1914, patented in the USA by Endo Pharmaceuticals in 1955 and introduced to the United States market in January 1959 and other countries around the same time. It (along with hydromorphone) was designed to have less incidence of side effects than morphine and heroin.The brand name Numorphan is derived by analogy to the Nucodan name for an oxycodone product (or vice versa) as well as Paramorphan/Paramorfan for dihydromorphine and Paracodin (dihydrocodeine).
Posts about Opana
  • FDA requests removal of Opana ER for risks related to abuse

    … by Karl Voigt Patients who are taking the pain medication Opana are now facing its manufacturer’s withdrawal of the medication from the market. Earler this year, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that Opana ER “exposes patients and other users to the risks of opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse, which can lead to overdose…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 16 readers -
  • Are New Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Working? Not Yet. . .

    … enough or often enough. I wrote recently about Opana, another narcotic with a questionable past. Somehow, more prescribing physicians need to be updated on the new, “safer”, opioid formulations, perhaps by pharmaceutical representatives or via continuing education for physicians and other medical practitioners. The American Medical Association…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 15 readers -