G72 oxymorphone Hydrochloride 10 mg
G72 oxymorphone Hydrochloride 10 mg :Pill with imprint G72 is Orange, Round and has been identified as Oxymorphone Hydrochloride Extended-Release 10 mg. It is supplied by Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC.
Oxymorphone is an opiate analgesic used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It works by changing the way the body responds to pain. It is available in intermediate-release forms and extended-release forms, used when patients need continuous, 24-hour relief of severe pain that can’t be controlled with non-narcotic pain medications. It isn’t used for pain relief for short-term pain.
How It Works
Oxymorphone acts on receptors throughout your body, including those in the brain and nervous system that respond to pain. For the medication to safely reach a consistent level, your doctor will prescribe an increasing dose or frequency over the course of a few days.
Especially during the first three days of taking oxymorphone or when dosages are changed, you need to be vigilant in reporting any signs of an overdose or difficulty breathing, signs you aren’t getting enough oxygen such as blue lips and skin.
The tablets are formulated for slowly releasing the active drug so that you will have pain relief for 12 hours. But be aware that the active drug from each extended-release tablet is still at work in your system for 24 to 48 hours before it has been broken down and excreted in your urine and stool. Most of the drug has left your body after five days.
The amount of drug released by the tablets is affected by whether or not you have food in your stomach, so it’s recommended to take it an hour before eating or 2 hours after eating.
What to Avoid When Taking Oxymorphone
Do not drink alcohol or take any street drugs while taking oxymorphone or you risk overdosing and death. You must not use oxymorphone at the same time as benzodiazepines or other central nervous system (CNS) depressants, including alcohol, or you risk profound sedation, breathing suppression, coma, and death.
Before you start taking or stop taking any other medications, supplements, herbal remedies, or over-the-counter drugs, discuss them with your doctor as they may interact with the oxymorphone.
You shouldn’t breastfeed while taking oxymorphone. Use while pregnant can result in neonatal withdrawal syndrome.
Oxymorphone Side Effects
Even without having an overdose, oxymorphone can cause side effects, therefore knowing how long the medication remains in your system is important. Some of the side effects can include:
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Stomach pain
- Extreme tiredness
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
If any of the above side effects become severe or do not go away, you should contact your doctor or healthcare provider.