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Opana News?

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Pain Medications
I've been on Opana for the past several years and have had zero problems getting that or the generic Oxymorphone.

Today, I went to refill Opana at the Hospital pharmacy and was told that the manufacturer has stopped making this and that they were not going to carry it anymore.

I went to 5 different pharmacies today and they all said the same thing.

Finally, I found a pharmacy that did carry it.

I think the problem is with the manufacturer. The Opana (Oxymorphone) I have been getting along is from the ENDO Labs and is a blue pill.

The one I got today is from the Roxane Lab, a subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim, and is a tiny white pill.

Cost to me is the same ($10 copay) but it looks like I will need to switch pharmacies

Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com


  • As I'm sure you know, not all generic pain medication is created equally. I've discussed this with pharmacist's in the past and gotten a couple answers. One such is the fillers are different, etc. I've built up tolerance much faster with some generic brands faster than others. I cannot speak about Opana, I've never taken it.

    I can say that Roxane Labs is one of the companies that makes good generic medicine in my experiences. Endo Labs is another 'good' one. I use this term loosely because there seems to be no good reason why one generic of the supposed same medicine is better than another. Another thing I've noticed is some of the generics are more dense than others. Maybe this could be another cause? Who knows...

    I hope you get your medicine taken care of and best wishes. Here's an article I found in regards to Endo Opana -

    I appreciate the information, however I had to remove the link. The source copyright statement clearly said that it could not be broadcast, among other restrictions

    Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Administrator 03/08/12
  • This was information that I found...

    Roxane has oxymorphone immediate-release tablets on intermittent back order and the company estimates a release date of mid-March, 2012.

    Endo has all oxymorphone, Opana, and Opana ER presentations on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
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