I was recently placed on Opana [oxymorphone] for break-through pain. I also use the 100mcg/h Fentanyl patch [Sandoz 'gel' type patch]. I take 2-10mg Opana two times a day and use one 100mcg/h patch every 48 hours.
I was offered Oxycontin by my doctor prior to receiving the Opana. My questions are:
What is the difference between Oxycontin and Opana?
Which is stronger [milligram per milligram]?
If offered the choice between the two, which would you choose?
The Opana is labeled as "Opana 10mg Tablets." These are NOT the "ER" tablets. My doc offered me "regular" or "ER" tablets...are the "ER" tablets better?