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Who Should Not Take Oxymorphone ER?

You should not take oxymorphone ER if you:
 
  • Are allergic to oxymorphone, Opana ER, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients. If you are allergic to other narcotics or opiates, you may also be allergic to oxymorphone ER.
 
  • Have significant respiratory depression (slow or ineffective breathing due to a variety of causes).
 
 
  • Moderate or severe liver disease.
 
  • Have a bowel obstruction (paralytic ileus).
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which oxymorphone ER should not be used, along with several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply to you.
 
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