Oxymorphone: a review

@article{Prommer2005OxymorphoneAR,
  title={Oxymorphone: a review},
  author={Eric Prommer},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={109-115}
}
  • E. Prommer
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Medicine
  • Supportive Care in Cancer
Oxymorphone (oxymorphone hydrochloride) (14-hydroxy-dihydromorphinone), a semisynthetic μ-opioid agonist, was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1959. Oxymorphone is considered a more potent opioid than its parent compound, morphine. Recently, an immediate-release and long-acting oral formulation of this drug was developed that makes oxymorphone a new option in treating moderate to severe pain. This article reviews the pharmacodynamics, pharmacology, and clinical efficacy… 
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