Dilaudid

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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Dilaudid Overview

Hydromorphone, also known as dihydromorphinone, and sold under the brand names Dilaudid among others, is a centrally acting pain medication of the opioid class. It is a derivative of morphine; to be specific, it is a hydrogenated ketone thereof. Comparatively, hydromorphone is to morphine as hydrocodone is to codeine—that is, a semi-synthetic drug. In medical terms, it is an opioid analgesic and, in legal terms, a narcotic. Hydromorphone is commonly used in the hospital setting, mostly ...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydromorphone

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What is the difference between narco's and dilaudid
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I have chronic moderate pain on my side at the bottom of my ribs from a fall into my bath tub which drug would be better Mario's or dilaudid? ## Hello, Lisa! How are you doing? I'm sorry that you're in pain. Norco contains Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen. Dilaudid contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone and it is the stronger of the two. It only takes 1.25mgs of it to be equivalent to 5mgs of the Hydrocodone. The FDA classifies this medication as 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. However, it really depends on which one works best for you. Have you taken either of them, before? ## Well for one thing you spelled dilaudid correctly!
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difference in dilaudid manufacturers
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Hello; Can anyone tell the difference between manufacturers of oral dilaudid 2mg & 4mg? Is one, from your own experience, better than another? Thanx. ## Hi Lempie, I personally don't have any experience with Dilaudid, however I can tell you that depending on the manufacturer, the main differences will be the inactive ingredients. Since everyone's body chemistry is different, even if one person has success with Dilaudid from a certain manufacturer, that doesn't necessarily mean that you will. The only way to tell if a medication is going to work for you is to try it for yourself. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Dilaudid Details I hope this insight helps! ## Rhodes - Rhodes - Rhodes; smaller pill less filler no insoluble microcrystalline cellulose. Malla...
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Best drug manufacturer for Generic 8mg Dilaudid
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Will someone PLEASE tell me who makes the BEST 8 mg Hydromorphone? I can't afford the brand name. I heard Mallincrodkt sucks. BUT they do make the best Roxicodone. But I can't find anyone to tell me which manufacturer makes the best 8 mg hydromophone. It's driving me INSANE. I don't want my prescription filled with ineffective medications and ya know you can't take it back. So far I have found Roxanne, Mallinckrodt, and one other I can't remember the name. But that's it. Roxanne only got 8.6 out of 10. They don't make Abbott anymore UNFORTUNATELY cause I heard they were the best. If someone can help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it. I have exactly one week before I'm prescribed it again. And I KNOW I'm gonna have to call around for it. ...
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how to get dilaudid in er
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I'm a sickle cell disease patient and in the hospital, having pains but the pills aren't working for my pain for the last 3 days. What are my rights to receive pain meds intravenously? ## Dear Gwen, Sorry to hear about your predicament with a lack of pain relief... It seems to me that doctors will only prescribe what they see fit based on their personal/moral standards (which can be very unpredictable unless you have a good close relationship with your provider). Ethically and lawfully, they "should be" prescribing whatever is necessary for the well-being of their patients...which they took an oath for. However, it goes without saying that many doctors these days have been abusing the system and are scared to write for anything too strong (or out of the ordinary) for fea...
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Doctors Willing To Prescribe Pain meds near joplin mo without a $500 initial fee
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Joplin or near joplin mo pain dr that will prescribe dilaudid and norco that dosent cost $ 500 for the first visit ## I'm sorry, but really that's about the average for most specialists. Do you have insurance to cover it? Learn more Norco details here. Can anyone else suggest someone that may be a bit cheaper? The only other suggestion I can make, if you don't have insurance, is to contact your local hospitals and see if they have a social work department. The people there often have a list of resources to help people that don't have insurance, so they can get the medical care they need. They may even know of a clinic that can help that has a sliding fee scale. ## Who is the doctor in Joplin? I live in Joplin, MO and have been to countless pain management specialists tha...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
dilaudid for chest pain
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i went to the er the other day and was given dilaudid for pain. when they gave it to me it felt like i was having a heart attack. i was not given a prerscription for any just antibiodics and norco 5 mg. but now whenever i get active my chest begins to hurt like it did that nioght and its beginning to freak me out. how long will this last or do i need to have my heart checked out? ## Hello, Bill! How are you? Has there been any change? What symptoms do you equate to feeling like you were having a heart attack? Why were you given Dilaudid? The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 4 days ago.
 
how long does dilaudid take to work
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My dr lied to me and said she was giving me 2mg and .5 of oral dilaudid. When I explained .5 didn't do s*** for me last night, she said she would up the doses so cold get some sleep. I was up till after 4 am crying for the last 3 weeks. ## Hello, Heather! How are you? There is no .5mg of oral Dialudid available in the U.S. The dosing starts at 2mgs. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. What do you feel your doctor lied about? I apologize, but I'm not understanding what you're asking. ## I usually take 8 mg dilaudid every 2-3 hours. By mistake I took two 8mg at the same time. I have been on one form or another of narcotics for many years due to a...
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Dilaudid doesn't work for pain
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I am allergic to Vicodin and Percocet so for my last 2 surgical procedures have been prescribed 4mg oral Dilaudid. I understand that it is a very powerful pain reliever but I get minimal relief from it so is it possible that my pain receptors are not responsive to this type of medication? The only other pain med that I take is Lodine (NSAID) for arthritis. It seems that I get more pain relieve from 2 Tylenol but am still in alot of pain with that. Both times after surgery I have stopped taking the Dilaudid after 3 days because I'm still in pain and on top of that constipated. Has anyone had this same minimal response and any suggestions on other pain meds I could use if needed? ## Odd. I too had little relief from Dilaudid. I was in a motorcycle accident, and they gave me that after...
Updated 9 days ago.
 
Dilaudid brand vs Hydromorphone generic
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I have a Medtronic's pain pump. When brand name Dilaudid is being used I do just fine. When the Dr. refills and puts generic Hydromorphone (without changing the dosage), within hours I'm stumbling & losing my balance & very light headed. Dr, says there is no difference they are made the same. If they are the same then why do I have bad results without knowing that he put the generic in? I can't stand & close my eyes without hanging on to something or I will fall in 2 or 3 seconds. ## What I wanted to know about my earlier post today is ! they talk about fillers being different between brand name Dilaudid and the generic Hydromorphone can you help me in any way? Help! ## Hello, Leonard! How are you? Yes, under the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, generics are allowed to ...
Updated 13 days ago.
 
dilaudid pain pump
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I would like to talk to anyone who has a pain pump with Dilaudid. My mother has a pain pump and I am worried she will be on it for the rest of her life. She has had the pump for many years and I feel it has affected her greatly. She had to have all her teeth pulled because they were rotting and she also has a problem with her tongue burning and red all the time. I am worried she will never get off the pain pump because she is addicted... she also falls asleep all the time even while you are talking to her. Thanks for any advice. Teresa. ## Dilaudid contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone, this is a narcotic analgesic. There is a different between addiction and dependence. Dependence, which is more than likely what is happening to your mother, occurs when you are just using somethin...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Hydromorphone
  • 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.

NDC Database Records for Dilaudid: (17 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 35356-007 Dilaudid 4 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-514 Dilaudid 2 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54868-2413 Dilaudid 2 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-2905 Dilaudid 4 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4147 Dilaudid 8 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-1610 Dilaudid 4 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 59011-441 Dilaudid 1 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-442 Dilaudid 2 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-444 Dilaudid 4 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-451 Dilaudid 5 mg/5ml Oral Liquid by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-452 Dilaudid 2 mg Oral Tablet by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-454 Dilaudid 4 mg Oral Tablet by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-458 Dilaudid 8 mg Oral Tablet by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 65084-440 Dilaudid 4 mg Oral Tablet by Mckesson Rxpak Inc
  • 76045-009 Dilaudid 1 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC
  • 76045-010 Dilaudid 2 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC
  • 76045-011 Dilaudid 4 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC

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