The orange round pill with the imprint G74 has been identified as Oxymorphone Hydrochloride Extended-Release 40 mg. It is supplied by Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC. Oxymorphone is used in the treatment of pain; labor pain and belongs to the drug class narcotic analgesics.
The extended-release form of oxymorphone is for around-the-clock treatment of pain and should not be used on an as-needed basis for pain. Oxymorphone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How should I use G74 pill?
Follow the directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides. Never use G74 pill in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if you feel an increased urge to take more of G74 pill.
Never share opioid medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug addiction. Misuse can cause addiction, overdose, or death. keep the medicine where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.
Stop using all other around-the-clock opioid pain medications when you start taking G74 pill. Take oxymorphone on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Take the medicine at the same times each day. Swallow the tablet whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal overdose. Do not crush, chew, break, or dissolve.
Take only one extended-release tablet at a time. To avoid choking, do not lick or wet the tablet before placing it in your mouth. Never crush a pill to inhale the powder or inject it into your vein. This could result in death.
You may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop using G74 pill suddenly. Ask your doctor before stopping the medicine.
Do not keep leftover opioid medication. Just one dose can cause death in someone using this medicine accidentally or improperly. Ask your pharmacist where to locate a drug take-back disposal program. If there is no take-back program, flush the unused medicine down the toilet.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since oxymorphone is used for pain, you are not likely to miss a dose. Skip any missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose can be fatal, especially in a child or person using opioid medicine without a prescription. Overdose symptoms may include severe drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, slow breathing, or no breathing.
Your doctor may recommend you get naloxone (a medicine to reverse an opioid overdose) and keep it with you at all times. A person caring for you can give the naloxone if you stop breathing or don’t wake up. Your caregiver must still get emergency medical help and may need to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on you while waiting for help to arrive.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Oxymorphone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
• dry mouth
• stomach pain or swelling
• excessive sweating
• fast heartbeat
• red eyes
• feeling anxious or confused
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
• agitation, hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist), fever, sweating, confusion, fast heartbeat, shivering, severe muscle stiffness or twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
• nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, or dizziness
• inability to get or keep an erection
• irregular menstruation
• decreased sexual desire
• changes in heartbeat
• rash, hives, itching, nausea, vomiting, hoarseness, difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest pain. or swelling of the hands, eyes, face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat
• extreme drowsiness
Oxymorphone may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.