What is Oxymorphone Injection
Oxymorphone Injection is a potent opioid analgesic agent indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain. It is a Schedule II controlled substance with an abuse liability similar to morphine.
Benefits of Oxymorphone Injection
and Its Uses.
Oxymorphone injection is a narcotic pain reliever that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It belongs to the class of drugs known as opioid analgesics. It works by binding to the opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord to reduce pain.
Oxymorphone injection is available in both generic and brand-name versions. Brand-name versions include Opana and Numorphan.
Oxymorphone injection is given by injection into a muscle or vein. It is usually given every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain relief.
Oxymorphone injection can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. These effects can be reduced by taking the medication with food.
Oxymorphone injection can be habit-forming. Misuse of oxymorphone injection can lead to addiction and overdose.
Side Effects and Dosage of Oxymorphone Injection
Oxymorphone is a Schedule II opioid agonist-antagonist analgesic medication. It is used to manage moderate to severe pain.
The oxymorphone injection comes in 2 strengths, 5 mg/mL and 10 mg/mL. The usual dosage of oxymorphone injection is 0.5 mg to 1 mg every 2 to 3 hours as needed for pain relief.
The oxymorphone injection should not be given more often than every 4 hours.
Do not use the oxymorphone injection for longer than 7 days.
Some possible side effects of the oxymorphone injection include:
The oxymorphone injection can also cause serious side effects, such as: