I moved to Opana last year up from OxyContin which I hated because of the side effects. From reading other forums, It seems to me that there are two camps when it comes to the Opana v OC question: Those who feel that Opana does nothing at all and would much rather have Oxycontin, and those who get great relief from Opana- everybody's different. For me Its Great- saved my life. I had terrible side effects with OC and couldn't sleep- and got badly, badly depressed. It also only gave me about 3 hours of real relief when Opana gives me more like 5.
Anyways Opana is ridiculously expensive; my insurance won't pay for what I need, and I'm looking for generic alternatives.
As far as I can see, There's: MSContin which seems to be pretty expensive. This is what I've talked with My PM Dr about. There has to be something else.
So any input would be appreciated as far as MSContin or any other generic med experiences (not OC). Especially from those who can compare it to Opana and from those who were happy with Opana.
Also- once when I was at the pharmacy I noticed the guy in front of me picking up a prescription for generic Morphine sulphate- not ER. I saw that he was paying like 9.00$ for 90 pills. I dont know if this would be an alternative- havent asked my DR about it. but I would like to hear about anybody's experience with stepping back from an extended release pill to something like this.
Thanks alot- also thank you all for previous posts. this forum has been very helpful over the past couple of years for me in navigating this nightmare.