There is a risk of side effects with any prescription medication, including oxymorphone. They should be clearly marked on the prescription’s label, though side effects can vary from person to person.
The narcotic analgesic is a central nervous system depressant so combining it with other substances that have this effect could compound the effects. Taking oxymorphone with alcohol can depress breathing and respiratory function. Drowsiness can be magnified by patients who take oxymorphone with other narcotics, allergy medication and sleeping pills.
Oxymorphone is an opioid medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. Some side effects can be easily tolerated and quite common. Others, such as seizures, can be more serious. The drug should be taken exactly as prescribed to avoid serious effects. Altering the dose in any way can be dangerous.
Oxymorphone Side Effects and Other Risks
Dizziness and drowsiness can also occur, so patients are urged to take it cautiously when driving or performing other potentially dangerous tasks. Some of the side effects reported with oxymorphone use include:
- Heart palpitations
- Dry mouth
- Stomach pain
- Blurred vision
- Flu-like symptoms
- Respiratory problems
Other severe, but less common, side effects include:
- Chest pain
- Excessive drowsiness
- Slow or irregular heartbeat
- Ringing in the ears.
An allergic reaction is also possible and signs include:
- Difficult breathing
- Closing of the throat
- Hives or swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat.
Oxymorphone use can lead to physical and psychological dependence. A physical dependence is characterized by withdrawal symptoms. These can be severe and difficult to manage alone.
Oxymorphone Detox Can Be Safe, Quick and Confidential
The most obvious sign of a physical addiction to oxymorphone is the onset of withdrawal symptoms once use is stopped or gradually lessened. The Waismann Method of rapid detox offers renowned rapid opiate detox that is safe, effective, discreet and compassionate. Our program can get you opiate free in a matter of days and the procedure itself takes less than two hours.
The difficult withdrawal period is accelerated with our procedure, which takes place in a fully-accredited hospital in southern California. Patients sleep lightly for a short time while under deep sedation. Medication is administered at this point to cleanse the oxymorphone from patients’ opiate receptors. The withdrawal symptoms occur while patients are under and they awake without the awareness they went through it.
We don’t use opiate replacement therapy to treat opiate addiction so there is no need to worry about becoming addicted to another opiate and having to go through a second detox.
We also cater to the needs of those clients who wish to extend their recovery by offering them a private suite in our luxurious Domus Retreat transitional living facility. Here, we offer group and individual counseling, biofeedback, massage and other therapies.
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