Oxymorphone extended-release is used to help relieve severe ongoing pain. It belongs to a class of drugs known as long-acting opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
What is oxymorphone?
Oxymorphone is an opioid medication used to treat moderate to severe pain.
The extended-release form of oxymorphone is for around-the-clock treatment of pain and should not be used on an as-needed basis for pain.
Oxymorphone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
MISUSE OF OPIOID MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
Taking opioid medicine during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.
Fatal side effects can occur if you use opioid medicine with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
Commonly reported side effects of oxymorphone include: constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, fever, headache, nausea, pruritus, and vomiting. Other side effects include: insomnia, diarrhea, xerostomia, and diaphoresis. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to oxymorphone: oral tablet, oral tablet extended release