Re: A few questions about Opana
I used the short acting version for a month. Oxymorphone is in the same class of synthetic opiates as oxycodone, hydromorphone and hydrocodone. The oral version "Opana" is nowhere near as strong as it's injectable version called Numorphan that's been around for decades. Because of it's poor oral absorption, they just never brought it to market outside of hospitals. It's 10 times more potent than injectable morphine but only 3 times more potent when used orally. That doesn't mean it won't work, we just don't process it as efficiently orally.
Anway, I found the literature to be about true, It's about twice as strong as Oxycodone and it seemed to last a little longer than oxy. Other than that, it did make me feel more loopy but that may have deminished over time with natural accomadation. It's name brand only so out of my price range.
I wouldn't mind rotating oxymorphone and oxycodone as my BT med every now and then. It's just as efective as any other med at the right dose and causes pretty much the same side efects as any of the other synthetics at equal doses.
Good luck, Dave