Opana is a prescription painkiller. It contains oxymorphone, an opioid analgesic similar to, but more potent than morphine. Opana belongs to a group of medicines called narcotic analgesics, used to treat moderate to severe pain. Unlike non-narcotic analgesics, Opana should be used only when around-the-clock relief is needed for cancer pain.
The pain reliever in Opana works by binding to the body’s opioid receptors, which are found in areas of the brain that control pain and emotions. Opana relieves pain by reducing the feelings of pain. Opana is a controlled substance because it has a high potential for abuse.
Opana is a brand name for a drug called oxymorphone. Opana has been approved by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) since 1981 and is highly effective at treating moderate to severe pain at a low dose (2.5mg). It is available in both a pill form and an injectable solution.
The street name for Opana is "hillbilly heroin" because it is so addictive. The pills are crushed, snorted, and injected as a substitute for heroin and can fetch a staggering street value of $30-40 each. It has become an epidemic in the rural areas of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.
It is a time-released pain reliever that is prescribed for moderate to very severe pain. This is a narcotic pain killer that has a strong percentage of oxymorphone. The pill is used to treat moderate to severe pain in different parts of the body.
The pill is available in two different concentrations that may be prescribed by the doctor depending on your pain level.