Re: New Pain Drug approved
- From: "OldGoat" <oldgoatmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 17:20:34 GMT
Thanks for that, my PDR was only showing those and I know it came in
strawberry. It was the strangest looking thing I'd ever been injected with,
a hot pink shot of relief. I've been on the 8's so long they were only
costing me money, so we went to roxicodone
(oxycodoneIR), but the 8's are still out there going strong. You put a #4
next to a #8 you'll see how yellow the #4 is.
That's another thing that has me wondering about the oxymorphone medication.
Will it be available in high enough starting doses to make a dent in the
opioid experienced? Perdue knew damn well a 160mg pill would be needed, they
just weren't allowed to practice that level of relief.
There's a big difference the way some pharmacists look at you if you go in
for 60 tablets a month or 120. Lets hope Endo has the guts to tell the DEA
to do their jobs, and once it's a medication they need to chase real crooks,
instead of eating donuts at the diner till the doc comes in.
Best of health to you--og
"ZombyWoof" <Zomby-Woof@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 07:25:56 GMT, "OldGoat"
<oldgoatmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote something wonderfully witty:
Dear Rack,Currently, 1 mg hydromorphone (green tablet). 2 mg hydromorphone
That was hydromorphone, available in 2mg (orange), 4mg (yellow) and 8mg
(white tri-oval). They used to make a more varied selection of strengths
colors, since I remember a blue and hot pink one. Definitely a big gun
against pain, but alas, nothing lasts forever. The long acting version
got a fair shot. Let's hope this is different.
The only place you'll find hospital heroin is the U.K. as our DEA seems to
think heroin is just as dangerous and as addictive as that other infamous
(orange tablet). 3 mg hydromorphone (pink tablet). 4 mg hydromorphone
(yellow tablet). Although the 4mg generic versions actually appear
more white to my eyes. Oh and Hospital Heroin is called Diamorphine.
"Rack Jite" <rackjite@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
After my recent weeks in the hospital with the Kidney Stone
From Hell, I learned that the pill form of Dilaudid
(hospital herion) is Oxymorphone.
Or was that hydromorphone?
Hemingway, if its anything like the 4mg drips of Dilaudid,
it will kick ass!
This is a reply to "Legend" <livinnow@xxxxxxxxx> who
probably wont like what I have to say.:
I just heard from the American Pain Foundation's newsletter that a new
drug for moderate to severe pain, manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals
and to be sold under the name Opana, has received FDA approval, and
could be available within a few weeks.
The active ingredient is called oxymorphone (or oxymorphine-different
sites spell it differently). It will be available in both extended and
instant relief formulas. Here is the "Web MD" link to some info on it:
I don't know how it is supposed to differ from similar drugs. When I
googled it, there weren't too many reliable-looking sites (That should
change soon). it's considered an opiod narcotic; both will be
classified under schedule II. The extended release pills will be
available in several doses, the weakest being 10 mg. and the strongest,
40. The instant release will be available in 5 and 10 mg pills,
although the prescribing info says that some people may require as much
As I understood it, Oxymorphone was not avalable in pill form before,
and its use was mainly limited to in-hospital care.
Here's hoping that this new form will help some people here-or Chronic
"One thing I can give George W. Bush, he is at least smarter
than anyone who voted for him." http://rackjite.com
You can run, but you'll only die tired.
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