What Does Opana (Oxymorphone) Look Like?

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on February 14, 2023

Opana (oxymorphone) tablets are available in different colors and shapes. Primarily round or oval, Opana may present with imprints on either side of the tablet, and the dose of the medication likely designates the shape and color of the pill.

Oxymorphone (brand names Opana and Opana ER) is an opioid prescription drug that comes in different shapes and colors. This drug is offered in immediate-release tablets and extended-release tablets.

Opana is a Schedule II controlled substance according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Oxymorphone hydrochloride (oxymorphone hcl) is a pain reliever used to help treat those suffering from chronic pain.

Those suffering from severe pain may require a certain dose of oxymorphone. Although meant for pain relief, Opana can be abused for its euphoric properties.

What Does Opana Look Like?

Depending on the manufacturer and dosage, Opana pills vary in shape and color.

Opana 5 mg

5 mg Opana tablets look:

  • blue in color and round in shape with an imprint of “K 70” on one side
  • blue in color and round in shape with an imprint of “E794 5” on one side
  • blue in color and round in shape with an “M” imprint on one side and “1009” on the opposite side
  • blue in color and oval in shape with an imprint of “93 01” on one side
  • peach in color and round in shape with an imprint of “COR 258” on one side
  • purple in color and round in shape with an imprint of “G71”
  • white in color and round in shape with an imprint of “T 277” on one side
  • white in color and round in shape with an imprint of “54 956”
Blue Opana 5 mg

Opana 10 mg

10 mg Opana tablets appear:

  • pink in color and round in shape with an imprint of “T 278” on one side
  • pink in color and round in shape with an imprint of “M” on one side and “1010” on the opposite side
  • orange in color and round in shape with an imprint of “G72” on one side
  • yellow in color and round in shape with an imprint of “COR 259” on one side
  • red in color and round in shape with an imprint of “K 71” on one side
  • red in color and round in shape with an imprint of “E795” on one side and “10” on the opposite side
  • red in color and oval in shape with an imprint of “93 O2” on one side
Pink Opana 10 mg

Opana 20 mg

20 mg Opana tablets are round in shape. They are offered in the color green with an imprint of “20” on one side and “E” on the opposite side. A tablet may also present with “G73” imprinted on one side.

Green Opana 20 mg

Opana 30 mg

30 mg Opana tablets are the color brown with an imprint of “30” on one side and “E” on the other. The imprint “G77” may be present on one side of the pill.

Brown Opana 30 mg

Opana 40 mg

A 40 mg Opana tablet is cream in color. It has an imprint of “40” on one side with “E” on the opposite side.

Cream Opana 40 mg

Side Effects Of Opana Abuse

Opana affects the central nervous system (CNS) by attaching to opioid receptors in the brain, causing sedation and other side effects.

When a person participates in a form of Opana abuse, such as snorting the substance, more severe, life-threatening side effects can occur. Before taking Opana, seek the medical advice of your prescribing healthcare provider.

Common Side Effects

Some of the common side effects a person may experience from Opana include constipation, sedation, and drowsiness. Other side effects may also include nausea or dry mouth, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Serious Side Effects

More serious side effects can take place, resulting in life-threatening health problems including fluctuations in blood pressure and heart rate, respiratory depression, and a loss of consciousness.

Those who abruptly stop taking the medication can develop withdrawal symptoms which may become severe. A risk of addiction or overdose can occur if a person abuses Opana by taking large doses of the drug or abusing the drug in other ways. 

If an overdose is ever suspected, Narcan (naloxone) may be administered by a healthcare professional to help reverse the effects of opioid overdose.

Drug Interactions

Combining medications, such as other CNS depressants, with Opana may result in difficulty breathing. Avoid alcohol and other opioid pain medications such as oxycodone (Oxycontin) or hydrocodone (Norco).

Hydromorphone, codeine, and other opiates should also be avoided. Those taking Opana should also refrain from over-the-counter painkillers such as acetaminophen.

If you or a loved one live with opioid addiction and need help overcoming prescription drug abuse, please contact us today for information on our inpatient substance abuse treatment options.

  1. Drug Enforcement Administration — One Pill Can Kill https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2021-12/DEA-OPCK_FactSheet_December%202021.pdf
  2. Drug Enforcement Administration — Oxymorphone https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_chem_info/oxymorphone.pdf
  3. Food and Drug Administration — Opana https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/021611s007lbl.pdf
  4. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus — Oxymorphone https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a610022.html
  5. Pharmacy and Therapeutics — Oxymorphone Extended-Release Tablets (Opana ER) For the Management of Chronic Pain https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2888551/
  6. United States Department of Justice — Drug Alert Watch https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs44/44817/sw0011p.pdf

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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