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Active Ingredient(s): Hydromorphone
FDA Approved: December 7, 1992
Pharm Company: ABBOTT
Category: Pain Relief

Dilaudid Overview

Hydromorphone, a more common synonym for dihydromorphinone (not to be confused with dihydromorphine, which is a different derivative of the morphine family), commonly a hydrochloride (brand names Palladone, Dilaudid, and numerous others) is a very potent centrally acting analgesic drug of the opioid class. It is a derivative of morphine; to be specific, a hydrogenated ketone thereof, and comparatively, hydromorphone is to morphine as hydrocodone is to codeine and, therefore, a semi-synthetic ...

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WHAT IS NORMAL DOSAGE A MONTH TO GET OFF DILAUDID IF TAKING 12MG EVERY THREE HOURS FOR LAST SIX MONTHS IF I DONT TAKE FOR 5 HOURS I AM IN PAIN AND SICK VERY SCARY ## Dilaudid contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone, it is a narcotic pain reliever and may cause side effects such as: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and constipation. As to a time period, there is really no set rule for this, it can vary from person to person. Some doctors do not wean a person off, some do. What has your doctor suggested? Whenever someone stops taking narcotics, it should be done in a very slow taper, to prevent the worst of the withdrawal effects and rebound pain symptoms. ## is it usual to stop dilaudid 5 times a day after several years and start endocet every 6 hours with zonegran at night. Which depr...
Updated 23 hours ago.
What Is Delotta Used For
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Can you explain what Delota is and the strength of it? I was in the ER last night and they gave me a couple of doses of this in my IV. ## The actual medication name is Dilaudid, it contains a very potent narcotic Hydromorphone. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, constipation and dry mouth. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## My mother in law is passing away..they started her on this medication today.. can you tell me why...she isn`t in any pain ## I would say to just keep her calm and pass peaceful... My guess... sorry bout your mom.. ## If I am allergic to morphine, but can take would delaudid react with me? Allergic reaction I get is hives. ## My fiancee had a 23,000 lb truck fall on him pryor to our meeting he lost two partial fingers when a ...
Updated 5 days ago.
What is stronger Dilaudid or Oxycontin 40 mg.?
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I have been on Dilaudid for over 2 years now and I can't seem to get off of it. I'm under a doctor's care, but anyone who is on it knows it's very addicting! I think like everybody else, it's no good if you take it orally. It's only effective other ways. I always run out of Dilaudid before my prescription is ready to refill and recently I bought some oxycontin 40 mg. to see if they could replace my 4 mg. Dilaudid. However, I did 1/2 of a 40 mg. and I felt nothing. An hour later I did my 4 mg. Dilaudid and really felt it. But they are very short lived, that's why for cronic pain they like to give these stupid time release pain pills. How many mg.'s does equal the same amount of dilaudid? I also would like to know if anyone has ever tapered off of Dilaudid?...
Updated 6 days ago.
dilaudid small white round pill 4 on one side m other
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What is the narcotic in dilaudid .. is it the same as oxy or hydrocodon ? Just more poteant ## Yes they are the same thing which is opiate based pain pills. some stronger than others, flyboy ## Hello, Flyboy! How are you? As listed by the FDA, Dilaudid contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone, so yes, it is another opioid analgesic. To give a comparison on the strength from RPH, you only need .75 of Dilaudid to equal each 10mgs of Oxycodone, thus, it is much stronger. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 8 days ago.
Dilaudid and Percocet
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Hi, I have chronic pain. I have Interstitial Cystitis, have chronic pelvic pain, shoulder pain, neck and back pain, etc. I am a 45 year old woman who has had 4 children so you'd think that I would be able to handle pain. However, I cannot. At 5'9" tall, I only weigh 115 pounds so you'd think that pain meds would hit me like a ton of bricks! They don't. I have a very low threshold for pain, but a very high threshold for pain medication or just medication in general. For instance, I had a hysterectomy two weeks ago. Before the surgery I was given Versed. Versed does NOTHING for me. I told the Anesthesiologist but he gave it to me anyway. It does not cause amnesia in me like it does in most people nor does it have a sedating effect. So he then gave me a dose of Fentanyl...
Updated 14 days ago.
In need of something that will help with the pain.
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I have herniated disc in the cervical,(pressing on a nerve) and also have Factor five blood disorder,therefore I'am not a candidate for any type of surgery,I have Hydrocodone 10.325 mg. 6 a day and 2 mg Dilaudid for breakthrough pain,the dilaudid works via IV but the 2 mg pill does nothing at all. I recently visited two different spine centers just to find out they can't help at all because of the factor five.They suggested the pain patch,(which I simply don't want to be on) I have watched people on this patch and last about a year after being on it.I'am not one to give up and not one to be doing the narcotic nod,I just want to be able to live and be active with little to no pain.I have had several people mention the dilaudid just how much should I be taking for it to he...
Updated 14 days ago.
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I JUST GOT BACK FROM THE HOSPITAL WHERE I WAS TREATED FOR A BLOCKED INTESTINE. THE DOCTOR GAVE ME DELAUDEN FOR PAIN. NO PAIN BUT NOW MIND EITHER. i DON,T REMEBER A THING THAT HAPPENED FOR ABOUT ALL OF THAT DAY. ALL I KNOW FOR CERTAIN IS THAT I TORE THE TUBES OUT OF MY NOSE AND ARM AND THAT I NOW HAVE A REPUTATION IN THE WHOLE PLACE. NEADLESS TO SAY, DELAUDED IS NOW ON MY AVOID AT ANY COST LIST. D. ## my roomate is adiccted to pain killers but some friend show to him shut in his arm w a nedlel a using that pills im worried about him because he have allergic reaction in his face and he troat out bloody somebody can tell me how i can help to him. ## my roomate is adiccted to pain killers but some friend show to him shut in his arm w a neadles using delauded pills im worried about him becau...
Updated 18 days ago.
what is stronger a dilaudid 8 or opana 10mg
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I was taking Dilaudid 8mg every 6 hrs for six month's and then the pain would come back in three hour's. My doctor has switched me too Opana 10mger and this is the second day. I want to die. I am in so much pain,how long will it take for Opana to be effective? suffering , help. ## Hello, Dana! How are you doing? I am so sorry that you're in pain. You need 10.67 mgs of the Opana to equal each 8mgs you were taking of the Dilaudid, so the 10mg ER is not an equivalent dose, which likely explains your problem. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Have you contacted your doctor? You need to let them know that this dose isn't working for you. ## It...
Updated 19 days ago.
what is the difference in yellow 4mg dilaudids i have always got and white ones that are manufactured by malli they dont work
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I have always got the yellow 4mg. dilaudids and they worked great. This month I got white ones 4mg. that are manufactured by Malli. They don't work at all. I need to take two to even get any relief and it is not much. ## @iceangel, Usually when you receive a tablet that looks different from what you're used to getting, it's often the result of differences in the list of inactive ingredients; even if the dosage remains the same. If you happen to know the imprint on both tablets I can post a list of binders/fillers used in each one for a closer look at what makes them different aside from the apparent yellow dye. From what I've been led to believe, certain types of fillers can't actually be metabolized by our bodies and because the active ingredient is mixed up within ...
Updated 21 days ago.
Dilaudid Prescription
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My daughter has just been given this prescription: DILAUDID – 8 MG Take 3 Tabs PO TID for PRN 30Days Qty:270 Repeats:0 What does it mean? ## 3 pills twice a day for 30 days no refills, this is an unusual rx what is it for? ## The PO means per oral route, so that means to swallow them and the TID actually means three times in a day. Twice in a day would be BID. This is Dialudid, which is a very potent narcotic, so being told she can take 3 of them at once is very unusual and if she isn't tolerant to narcotics, they could make her ill, so she might not want to start with 3. Learn more Dilaudid details here. What was she prescribed them for? ## Oh and just to add a further note on part that I missed, the PRN means she's to take them on an as needed basis, so this...
Updated 23 days ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule, Extended Release: 12mg, 16mg, 24mg, 32mg
  • Injection: 10mg/ml, 1mg/ml, 250mg, 2mg/ml, 4mg/ml
  • Liquid: 1mg/ml
  • Powder: 100%, 15grains
  • Solution: 10mg/ml, 5mg/5ml
  • Suppository: 3mg
  • Tablet: 2mg, 4mg, 8mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 12mg, 16mg, 32mg, 8mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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