A member asked:

Are fentanyl patches and opana er the same kind of medications?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Richard O'Leary answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Yes: Both fentanyl and Opana are opiates. Opana er is the trade name for Oxymorphone ( a derivative of morphine). The medications differ in their side effects and length of activity.

Answered 7/3/2015


Dr. David Rosenfeld answered

Specializes in Pain Management

See below: Opana er and fentanyl are both opioids. Opana er is Oxymorphone which is different than fentanyl.

Answered 6/30/2014



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