Oxymorphone (Opana) Images & Descriptions | 54 814, G72 Pills, & More
Oxymorphone hydrochloride is an opioid analgesic (pain reliever) that can treat moderate-to-severe pain, including chronic pain and pain following surgery. It provides analgesia (pain relief) by activating opioid receptors throughout the body.
Common side effects of oxymorphone include constipation, dry mouth, and headache. Rare but serious side effects include extreme drowsiness, seizures, and a dangerous drop in blood pressure.
Some people abuse oxymorphone to feel relaxed and euphoric, or “high.” This behavior poses serious health risks, including overdose and opioid addiction. If you suspect that someone you love is abusing oxymorphone, it’s important to know what the drug looks like.
What Does Oxymorphone Look Like?
Oxymorphone comes in an immediate-release tablet sold under the brand name Opana. They’re also used to be an extended-release tablet called Opana ER.
However, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested its removal in 2017 due to the formulation’s high abuse potential.
The shape and color of an oxymorphone tablet depend on the dosage and manufacturer.
A 5mg oxymorphone tablet may be:
- round and blue with “E794 5” stamped on one side
- round and blue with “K 70” stamped on one side
- round and blue with “M” stamped on one side and “1009” on the other side
- round and white with “T 277” stamped on one side
- round and white with “54 956” stamped on one side
- round and peach with “COR 258” stamped on one side
- round and purple with “G71” stamped on one side
- oval and blue with “93 O1” stamped on one side
A 7.5mg oxymorphone tablet may be:
- round and gray with “G75” stamped on one side
- round and gray with “261” stamped on one side
A 10mg oxymorphone tablet may be:
- round and white with “54 814” stamped on one side
- round and yellow with “COR 259” stamped on one side
- round and red with “K 71” stamped on one side
- round and red with “E795” stamped on one side and “10” on the other side
- round and orange with “G72” stamped on one side
- round and pink with “M” stamped on one side and “1010” on the other side
- round and pink with “T 278” stamped on one side
- oval and red with “93 O2” stamped on one side
A 15mg oxymorphone tablet is usually round and white with “G76” stamped on one side.
A 20mg oxymorphone tablet is usually round and green with “G73” stamped on one side.
A 30 mg oxymorphone tablet is usually round and brown with “G77” stamped on one side.
Oxymorphone is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance. That means it poses a high risk of abuse. Prescription drug abuse occurs when you use a drug without following the instructions of your prescribing doctor.
As with other opioid medications (such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and codeine), oxymorphone can be addictive when used for a long time or abused. Common signs of oxymorphone addiction include:
- tolerance, which means you need to keep increasing your dose of oxymorphone to feel the desired effects
- physical dependence, which means you experience with withdrawal symptoms when you don’t use oxymorphone
- “doctor shopping,” which means you visit multiple health care providers to get multiple prescriptions of oxymorphone
When you abuse or are addicted to oxymorphone, you face a high risk of overdose. Common signs of oxymorphone overdose include:
- cold, clammy skin
- bluish skin, lips, or fingernails
- change in pupil size
- extreme sleepiness or sedation
- respiratory depression (slow, ineffective breathing)
- slowed heartbeat
- loss of consciousness
Call 911 if you or someone you know experiences these symptoms. In most cases, first responders will administer naloxone, a medication that can rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
You’re more likely to overdose on oxymorphone if you mix it with other opioid or opiate pain medications or with depressants such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, or barbiturates.
If you or someone you love struggles with oxymorphone use, please contact an Ark Behavioral Health specialist. Our drug abuse treatment centers provide therapy, medical advice, and a variety of other recovery-focused services.
United States Department of Justice - Oxymorphone Abuse: A Growing Threat Nationwide
United States Food and Drug Administration - FDA requests removal of Opana ER for risks related to abuse
United States National Library of Medicine - Oxymorphone
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