... now taking Norco and Dilaudid (2mg), but my doctor feels I need an extended release medication
oxycontin is oxycodone opiate, Dilaudid is hydromorphone whereas Opana is oxymorphone, I do not believe that Oxycontin and Opana are related, because Oxycontin=oxycodone, and Opana=Oxymorphone you can double check with your pharmacist if you choose, I cannot take Oxycontin at all, I take Opana 40mg and I have not had any problems, Opana is an extended release drug it comes in 15mg. 30mg. and 40mg. and I do know that you can take Norco with it because I tolerate it and use it for breakthrough pain. I hope that you are able to adjust to the medicine's and get your pain under control.
Yes as caringsonbj mentioned the oxycontin and the opana are both opiates for moderate to severe pain, but they are different in their chemical formula. The oxycotin is oxycodone while the Opana is oxymorphone. An extended release formula exists for both the oxycodone and the oxymorphone though I have heard better reviews with the oxymorphone than the oxycodone. You may well tolerate the oxymorphone better than the oxycodone as they are different chemical formulas. If you are tolerating the Diluadid which is hydromorphone, you will most likely tolerate the Opana (oxymorphone) as they are similar in chemical make up. Hope that wasn't too confusing, lol.
Good luck with your continued pain relief,
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