Oxymorphone – See Related Topics

Oxymorphone is a Class II narcotic opioid analgesic drug. It is equivalent to 30 mg of morphine and is primarily used to treat individuals with moderate to severe pain. The primary component of oxymorphone is thebaine – a derivative of the opium poppy plant. This inclusion has oxymorphone classified by the FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) as a Class II narcotic due to the production of a strong euphoric effect if abused and from its strong likelihood for creating an addiction.

Abuse of oxymorphone does occur as the drug is readily available on the street going by names such as biscuits, Mrs. O, stop signs, blue heaven, blues, and O bomb. Addiction is somewhat commonplace due to the drug being an opioid derivative of the poppy plant. As with any opioid, individuals who take the drug frequently and in high doses build up a tolerance and then become unable to cease use on their own. Of concern with oxymorphone is that some abusers who lose access to this drug or can no longer afford it turn to heroin as an alternative. Also, recreational users have picked up on using this drug as a substitute for OxyContin after its formulation was changed to make it harder to modify.

Treatment to stop the abuse and addiction is difficult but can be well managed if professional help is sought. This is typically done to assist with the harsh withdrawal symptoms that can happen.

If you or somebody you know has become reliant on using oxymorphone, help to break this addiction is available. To learn more, check out the related topics or contact a representative at The Recovery Village to learn about options for recovery.


Oxymorphone Related Topics

Mixing Alcohol And Oxymorphone Side Effects, Interactions And BlackoutsOxymorphone is a Schedule II controlled substance classified as an opioid. Opioid drugs are also called narcotics, and this drug class includes prescription pain medications as well as the illicit street drug heroin.
Taking Oxymorphone During Pregnancy: What You Need to KnowTaking oxymorphone while pregnant has not been specifically studied in humans, so the direct effect on unborn babies is unknown. Animal studies have been performed, and show a decreased birth weight, a higher risk of stillbirths, and an increased risk of post-birth fatalities.Another possible risk to the baby from taking oxymorphone while pregnant is neonatal withdrawal syndrome because of the high potential of oxymorphone dependence.
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