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Before prescribing oxymorphone ER, your healthcare provider should be aware of any other medical conditions you have, particularly if you have problems with your digestive tract, lung problems, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Safety precautions should also be heeded by those who drink alcohol or take certain medications, as there are warnings for potentially dangerous drug interactions with oxymorphone ER.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking oxymorphone ER (Opana® ER) if you have:
 
  • Gallbladder or pancreatic disease
  • Narrowing of the digestive tract, often caused by:
 
    • Esophageal strictures
    • "Short gut" syndrome
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Past history of peritonitis
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Meckel's diverticulum
    • Past gastrointestinal surgery
 
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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