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Oxymorphone ER is a medication prescribed for people who require around-the-clock pain relief. The drug comes in the form of extended-release tablets, and is taken every 12 hours. As a type of opioid narcotic, it has the potential for physical and psychological dependence and abuse. Possible side effects include dizziness, constipation, and vomiting.

What Is Oxymorphone ER?

Oxymorphone ER (Opana® ER) is a long-acting prescription pain medication. It should be used only when around-the-clock use of strong painkillers is necessary for an extended period of time (for more than a few days).
(Click What Is Oxymorphone ER Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, oxymorphone ER can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common oxymorphone ER side effects include but are not limited to:
(Click Oxymorphone ER Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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