my husband was on opana 20mg and could no longer take them after they changed the formula he couldnt digest them and they were not helping with his pain so before he gets put back on them I want to make sure they are the original formula he was taking before the change.
The er was put into a new coating so it was crush proof, and unfortunately for most people on it, it was also digestion proof. The immediate release tabs weren't effected. I think I'd go for one that hasn't be affected if you are looking for extended release, like MScontin. They are supposed to be coming out with a generic I think of the opana er, but not so far.
The old Opana formula is banned in the U.S. The new one is not like the old "timer-X stop sign" type, which was banned due to nasal ingestion and other types of abuse. It now has a polymer binded formula that can be run over by a tank and not crushed! This change, I've heard from people, still doesn't stop the IV users though. The method they use, I don't know or care to know. Common sense tells me this would be a near toxic cocktail so beware you people that are messing around! You may DIE!!! Sorry about getting off the subject. When I started Opana 40 ER I had the same problem. Try to take them on a empty and hungry stomach so your acid levels will be high. That helped dramatically. Eat about an hour after you take it, but hold off on any additional meds so your stomach doesn't get upset. When you finally eat take your other meds. I would recommend increasing your dose to 40mg. to compensate for the slower absorption rate. I hope this helps because that's what I had to do. Thank-you for your question! Sincerely, Todd, NanoTechnology Electronics Engineer. Digital Monitoring Products.
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