5 Jul 2010
From my understanding, 10 mg of Opana er is equal to 200 mg of Codeine, and has the same strength as Methadone (Methadone, short term use, however, Methadone chronic use is = to 2mg vs. 10 mg of Opana). Opana is a partially synthetic drug made from the poppy, so it is considered a Opiate. Exactly which chemicals - I'm not sure. So basically, it's in a different ballpark vs. Codeine, much much much much stronger. Hope that this helps!
5 Jul 2010
YES-I'D PUT CODEINE AT BOTTOM OF NARCS AND OPANA ER AT TOP. Following are the ingredients for Opana ER. You didn't mention mgs - written on each tab - see opana.com. For CONSISTENT MODERATE TO SEVERE PAIN, primary ingredient is OXYMORPHONE. 2X stronger than OXYCONTIN. 2X stronger than METHADONE IN Q12H dosages. Strongest ER strength is 40ER ER - 12 hr. Extended Release. The tablet strength describes the amount of oxymorphone hydrochloride per tablet. Inactive ingredients: hypromellose, methylparaben, silicified microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate, TIMERx® -N, titanium dioxide, and triacetin. The 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, and 30 mg tablets also contain macrogol, and polysorbate 80. Additionally, the 5 mg, 7.5 mg, and 30 mg tablets contain iron oxide red. The 7.5 mg tablets contain iron oxide black, and iron oxide yellow. The 10 mg tablets contain FD&C yellow No. 6. The 20 mg tablets contain FD&C blue No. 1, FD&C yellow No.
6, and D&C yellow No. 10. The 40 mg tablets contain FD&C yellow No. 6, D&C yellow No. 10, and lactose monohydrate. So, personally, I'd consider CODEINE at the very bottom - and OPANA ER at the top. Also available in BT mgs., and Injectible Oxymorphone. I'm not sure how close it is to the FENTAYL PATCH - which has an opioid AND a sedative. There is also OPANA-which is short acting, maybe 4-6 hours most with 1/2 life of 7-9 hrs; and Injectible Opana Oxymorphone. I wish you well.
23 Feb 2012
I have been on the 20 mg. dose for over 2 years, and feel that I need more because my body has become imune to it? If this is possible. Also, i heard that opana has a drug that has been given to "hyper active" or ADD patients. I wondered if that is habit forming as well. I have been considering trying to get off this medicine because I am scared that I have become "addicted" to it. How hard is this going to get if I go cold turkey?
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