Oxymorphone is an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate-to-severe pain, and it is 10 times more potent than morphine.
Oxymorphone is commonly known as Opana ER, which is an extended-release version of the opioid. Opana ER was removed from the pharmaceutical market by the FDA in 2017 due to its high risk for misuse and overdose, though some generic versions still exist.
Online Suboxone treatment at Bicycle Health provides:
We offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) to help patients overcome oxymorphone addiction and withdrawal. Our confidential services take place via telemedicine, allowing patients to seek treatment within the privacy of their own homes.
The first phase of oxymorphone addiction treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) is the induction and stabilization phase. It’s important that patients have mild-to-moderate withdrawal symptoms prior to induction… otherwise, buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) will remove oxymorphone from receptors in your brain, resulting in precipitated withdrawal, which is very unpleasant and dangerous. At Bicycle Health, our providers and health coaches work with you to determine how long it’ll take to reach mild-to-moderate withdrawal, as well as provide robust psychosocial and physical supports throughout the induction and stabilization phase.
You can learn more about medication-assisted treatment here.
It can be scary to experience withdrawal symptoms without knowing the oxymorphone withdrawal timeline. Oxymorphone withdrawal can begin as early as a few hours after the last dose, and different people will experience different symptoms based on a variety of factors. Here’s what to expect:
Oxymorphone withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable, but there are withdrawal treatments your Bicycle Health provider can prescribe to help relieve these symptoms:
And lastly, once you start buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone), you will experience significant relief from oxymorphone withdrawal symptoms.
You may take either 4 mg, 8 mg, or 12 mg of buprenorphine on the first day of induction. You may take increasing doses in order to relieve symptoms of withdrawal. Induction may take up to 3 days, after which you’ll feel well with no further withdrawal symptoms… and finally yourself again!
Here at Bicycle Health, we combine buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) treatment with behavioral health supports, like online support groups and health coaches.
Learn more about how our process works here.
We are physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are invested in your recovery.
Bicycle Health providers, staff, and leadership believe everyone deserves access to confidential, individualized, and non-judgmental care for oxymorphone addiction.
Schedule a call with an enrollment coordinator to learn how buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) treatment can improve your oxymorphone withdrawal symptoms and overall quality of life.