Oxymorphone hydrochloride

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Hello, I am currently taking MS. Cotin 60 mg. every 6 hrs. and was recently told by a nurse practioneer to stop the MS. Cotin and start taking Oxymorphone hydrochloride. I need to know the difference between the two and if the is any relationship with...
by K. Schroth in Morrison, IL., 10/26/2006

Oxymorphone hydrochloride
Oxymorphone hydrochloride (Numorphan)
Oxymorphone Hydrochloride
(ox-ee- MOR-fohn)
Pregnancy Category: C Numorphan (C-I) (Rx)

Classification: Narcotic analgesic, morphine type

See Also: See also Narcotic Analgesics .

Action/Kinetics: On a weight basis, is 2-10 times more potent as an analgesic than morphine, although potency depends on the route of administration. Produces mild depression of the cough reflex and significant respiratory depression and emesis. Onset: 5-10 min. Peak effect: 30-60 min. Duration: 3-6 hr.

Uses: Moderate to severe pain. Parenteral: Preoperative analgesia, to support anesthesia, obstetrics, relief of anxiety in clients with dyspnea associated with acute LV failure and pulmonary edema.

Additional Contraindications: Use in paralytic ileus or for treatment of pulmonary edema secondary to a chemical respiratory irritant

Special Concerns: Safety has not been determined for use in children less than 18 years of age.

How Supplied: Injection: 1 mg/mL, 1.5 mg/mL; Suppository: 5 mg

?SC, IM Analgesia.
Adults, initial: 1-1.5 mg q 4-6 hr; dose can be increased carefully until analgesic response obtained.
Analgesia during labor.
Adults: 0.5-1.0 mg IM.
?IV Analgesia.
Adults, initial: 0.5 mg. Increase dose cautiously in nondebilitated clients until analgesia is obtained.
?Suppositories Analgesia.
Adults: 5 mg q 4-6 hr.

Note: For all routes of administration, use lower doses for debilitated and elderly clients and for liver disease.

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