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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 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?...
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Dilaudid Patch
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at least i think its a dialaudid patch maybe fentanyl, but my mother had or has an intestinal infection/block we havent really been able to get an exact diagnosis but they originally had her on hydromorphone pills for the pain. Then she was over medicating herself accidentally(or so she said) and would end up sleeping for days straight, or doing all kinds of abnormal things like making huge messes, or throwing the rugs from the house in the front yard. then wouldnt remember any of it. So they took off the pills and gave her patches. Today i went to her house and she wouldnt answer the door or phone so i went to my sister work and got her house key. when i got into the house i knocked on her bedroom door and her dogs went crazy but she didnt answer so i tried to open the door but, it was...
Updated 3 days ago.
M'CKRODT SPEC 8mg tablets
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My daughter was given this dilaudid after the surgeon removed her pancreas. having taken hydromorphone in the past for her debilitating pain, it has always offered relief. This (new manufacturer) pill does not give her the same results as the pills she had before this script was filled. These are white triangular, 8 mg tablets. One side has an 8 on it, the opposing side has an m. ## Rx card please??
Updated 3 days ago.
dilaudid and fentanyl what is stronger
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my fiancée is on 25 mg of fentanyl she was on 12 mg of exalgo. what is the difference and what is stronger? the pain management company she is dealing is very hard to talk too and get ahold of. she has a lot of breakthrough pain. can anyone help me with these questions please and thank you. ## Hello, Alexander! How is your fiancé doing? The Fentanyl is actually the strongest narcotic available, but she may need a stronger dose of it. 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. Has she consulted her doctor? ## She has called a couple of times. She has been on them for about 7 days now. How high will they put her just to get to the break though pain? She i...
Updated 4 days ago.
How long does Dilaudid stay in your sytem
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On 19-23-14 my regular pain meds where not working for my chronic back pain so I went the hospital they gave me a small shot of Dilaudid. November 3 I went to my pain management told them they had me do a UA, signed paper for them to get copy from hospital. Had another appointment on12-1 they said nothing then on 12-29 they told me they couldn't see me anymore cause my UA from November showed positive for Dilaudid I told Them there was no way that could be possible, none the less they didn't believe me, now I have no pain doc, now what? ## Due to people getting "hooked" on this type of medication, the doctors do not like to give it out. Yes, it does come in pill form - 8mg or 3 mg. If you have all your paperwork from the time you had your shot at the hospital etc. and ca...
Updated 5 days ago.
40mg oxicodone or 4mg dialysis
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Which is stronger oxicodone 40 mg or dilaudid 4 mg my dr change me to dilaudid 4 mg which wrks better for pain. ## Hello, Cuddles! How are you? Which one works better for pain depends on you and your body, that's something that's highly individualized. However, the 40mgs of Oxycodone was stronger than the Dilaudid, you'd need 15mgs of it for each 40mgs you were taking of the Oxycodone. The FDA lists these medications as being narcotic analgesics, so they have 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 6 days ago.
brand name pain pill dillaudid 8 mg
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I wanna know if the 8 mg dillaudid have a blue Cole brand name one? ## Pain pills I want to know if they are a 8mg dillaudid that's blue? ## Hello, Michael! How are you? No, there is no name brand 8mg Dilaudid that is blue, they are manufactured by Abbott Laboratories and they list them all as being white. I also went through the generics, as well as Exalgo and none of them are listed as being blue. The FDA lists Dilaudid as being 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. Are there any other markings on the tablet in question?
Updated 6 days ago.
Dilaudid vs. Oxycontin
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I was taken off of Dilaudid 2Mg every 3 hrs to oxycontin 5 Mg every 6 hrs. I was in pain and I never experienced withdrawals, but I did this time. I called the Dr. right away. The Phar. gave my wonderful PM alot of crap, but I finally got back.on the Dilaudid in two days.
Updated 8 days ago.
unable to find a pharmacy with dilaudid in stock!?
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i have a prescription for dilaudid (generic) 8 mg for a stage 4 cancer victim. i have called about 25 drug stores & nobody has it in stock! it's friday evening & i don't know what else to do. this poor guy is going to suffer all weekend until i can find his dilaudid. can anyone advise me on what to do? HELP!! ## i was taking 6-8 mg dalaudids a day or 180 a month for the past three years and have finally weaned my self completely off those pills which was the hardest thing i have ever done. the 24 hour walgreens and cvs in conroe, tx. carries them. ## Kakin, the primary problem here is that you are calling the pharmacies. When you call, they have no way of knowing if you are actually a customer looking for a medication that you need filled or if you are someone who is goi...
Updated 9 days ago.
Where To Fill A Dilaudid Script In New Port Richey Fl
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My grandfather has Stage 4 lung cancer and we have been trying to fill his Dilaudid script for a very long time. I don't know which pharmacy to go to because it seems they are dry. If anyone has ANY avaiable information I would greatly appreciate it because I cannot stand to see my grandfather in so much pain. Please help. ## Have you tried any of the local hospital pharmacies? That's the only suggestion I can think of right now, they are usually able to keep a larger supply on hand than most regular retail pharmacies and they often give priority to people that are suffering with such devastating illnesses. Learn more Dilaudid details here. I'd suggest calling a couple and asking them about it. ## I can help u with information contact me ## my mother is sick with stage 3 can...
Updated 10 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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