Oxymorphone Withdrawal



What is Oxymorphone?

Oxymorphone is a highly potent opioid indicated for the treatment of severe pain. It is more commonly known as Opana or Numorphan. It is significantly stronger than morphine and is used to treat pain that is unresponsive to other opioid medications. In 2017, the FDA asked the manufacturer of oxymorphone to remove its product from the US market and since has been unavailable in the US. However, extended release oxymorphone formulations are still available in the US due to its slightly lower abuse potential. The immediate release controls pain 5-10 minutes if taking IV, and after 30 minutes if taken orally, and then last 3-4 hours. If taking the extended release, pain control lasts 12 hours.  


How Long Does Oxymorphone/Opana Withdrawal Last?

The onset of withdrawal symptoms roughly starts about four to forty eight hours after last use. Symptoms typically intensify at two to five days and peak during the first week.

The Family MD Specializes in Oxymorphone Addiction and Withdrawal Treatment

We offer Medication- assisted treatment with Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone) to help patients overcome oxymorphone addiction and withdrawal. Get started today by scheduling a virtual visit with one of our board- certified doctors. Whether you’re at home, at work, or on lunch break, we’ve got you covered and are here to make recovery easy. Click here to schedule now.  



How it works

It is important to first stop all oxymorphone use. You must wait until you have mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms (generally 12- 72 hours) before taking your first dose of Suboxone. If it is taken too early, it can force you into precipitated withdrawal, which is both very uncomfortable and may be dangerous. Continue as directed by your doctor and that’s it. Generally 95% of our patient’s do not have any withdrawal symptoms after the first 5-7 days of starting Suboxone. You may also request additional medication to help ease withdrawal symptoms so that you can continue with your day to day activities (work, school, etc) without skipping a beat .