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Opana Withdrawal Symptoms

Opana Withdrawal Symptoms

What is Opana? Opana is the brand name for oxymorphone, a prescribed drug used to reduce or relieve severe pain. Oxymorphone belongs to a group of pain medicines called narcotic analgesics, more commonly referred to as opioids. When the drug is used for a long time or longer than prescribed, a person will develop a tolerance and a physical dependency on the drug. In addition, Opana withdrawal symptoms are painful, even if a person temporarily stops taking the substance. Opioid addiction treatment or prescription pill treatment at our Delaware rehab center is advised if a person is showing signs of addiction or experiencing symptoms of withdrawal.

What Is in Opana?

Opana, also known by its generic name oxymorphone, is a potent opioid analgesic primarily prescribed for managing severe pain. This medication belongs to the class of semi-synthetic opioids and is derived from thebaine, an alkaloid naturally found in opium. Its mechanism of action involves binding to specific opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, effectively blocking pain signals and inducing feelings of euphoria and sedation. Opana is typically reserved for patients with moderate to severe pain who have developed tolerance to other less potent pain medications. However, its high potency and potential for abuse and addiction have led to strict regulations and guidelines for its prescription and use.

The drug comes in a variety of forms, including injectable, extended-release, and immediate-release pills. Extended-release formulations are meant to provide persistent pain relief, whereas immediate-release versions provide speedier pain relief for acute pain. Despite being effective at managing pain, Opana has a greater prevalence of side effects like respiratory depression, diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea. To avoid overuse and deadly overdoses, healthcare providers must carefully prescribe Opana while taking into consideration the particular requirements of each patient. They must also keep a lookout for any signs of abuse or addiction. Patients should carefully follow their doctor's instructions and be aware of any potential risks if they want to use Opana responsibly and safely.

How Long Does Opana Stay In Your System?

Depending on the drug's half-life and other factors may prolong the drug's stay in your system. A drug's half-life determines when Opana withdrawal symptoms begin. Opana's half-life is between nine to twelve hours. Other factors that affect the duration of the Opana pain pills in the system include genetics, how long and frequently a person uses it, and the quantity of the dose.

Opana abuse can lead to potential overdose or enduring a more extended withdrawal period. It's essential to know the side effects of oxymorphone before use to avoid health complications. Side effects can include blurred vision, irregular heartbeats, rapid breathing, sunken eyes, and sweating. More severe side effects can be rashes, painful urination, joint pain, and swelling. 

About Opana Withdrawal Symptoms

Opana symptoms follow dependency on the drug and can be brutal on the mind and body. Symptoms can begin nearly twelve hours after a person's last use. More severe symptoms can start a few days after the last use, which is usually when people will seek immediate medical attention.

Opana withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Agitation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Dehydration
  • Muscle aches
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Intense irritability
  • Excessive sweating
  • Painful cramping in the abdomen

Our medically monitored detox in Delaware is highly recommended for those stopping drug use. Professionals can safely guide patients through the process which begins treatment. Also, establishing a relapse prevention plan is a terrific way to ensure long-term sobriety and maintain a productive lifestyle.

Addiction Treatment at Our Delaware Drug Rehab

At Banyan Treatment Centers Delaware, we offer unique programs like our Faith in Recovery program and our telehealth services. We want patients to receive the treatment plan they need to achieve their recovery goals and maintain sobriety after treatment. Our experienced medical staff prepares a clean and safe environment for patients to undergo treatment and express themselves through individual and group therapy.

Each therapy program that we offer is specially designed to help patients gain a better understanding of their substance use disorder and how to handle it. We work to prepare them for challenges that they may face in the outside world while allowing them to develop their personal agency in the matter.


Please don’t hesitate to speak to a professional at our Delaware rehab by calling 888-280-4763 and get started on the path to recovery today!


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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.