Generic name: oxymorphone hydrochloride
Dosage form: Suppositories and Injection, USP CII
Medically reviewed on May 18, 2017.
Smaller doses of NUMORPHAN than those recommended below should be used for debilitated and elderly patients and those with severe liver disease.
Usual Adult Dosage of NUMORPHAN Injection
Subcutaneous or intramuscular administration: initially 1 mg to 1.5 mg, repeated every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Intravenous: 0.5 mg initially. In non debilitated patients the dose can be cautiously increased until satisfactory pain relief is obtained. For analgesia during labor 0.5 mg to 1 mg intramuscularly is recommended.
Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration whenever solution and container permit.
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