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Dilaudid

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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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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dilaudid lethal dosage?
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I am a stage IV cancer patient and member of an invitational research and survey type website. Members primarily consist of other stage IV cancer patients, but in some cases, may be the caregiver of a stage IV patient. A little over a month ago, a caregiver launched a blog-like diary of sorts. He states his wife has end-stage, metastasized, breast cancer. His postings started with news his wife had to be hospitalized when she began the dying process and indicating shut-down. However, many of his statements do not sound clinically correct or even possible. For example, after she was admitted to the hospice section of the hospital, he stated she emerged from days of a coma-like state to experience what he called a rally. This rally consisted of engaging in conversation with himself and ho...
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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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Interactions between Dilaudid, Klonopin, and Methamphetamine
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What are the risk factors associated with the drug combination of 4mg Dilaudid and 0.5mg Klonopin? ## Hi Nikki, According to umm.edu, there are drug interactions between Dilaudid (hydromorphone) and Klonopin (clonazepam). These precautions state that taking the two together may cause side effects such as breathing problems (i.e. feeling short of breath) as well as pale blue nails/skin that may require immediate medical attention. They go on to note that if you are planning on taking both medications at once, your doctor may alter the dosage and/or frequency of use in order to lessen your risk for such side effects. However it's also important tell your doctor about any other drugs you are taking (such as methamphetamine) in order to rule out any other possible risk factors *god forb...
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where can I fill my dilaudid 8mg in Orlando, fl
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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...
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dilaudid 8mg and fentanyl 75 mcg/hr
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I'm on Dilaudid 8mg and fentynal 75 mcg/hr every 72 hr, and I still experience Severe pain! I was wondering I'd there was suggestions on what I should ask the Dr, I don't want to seem like I'm drug seeking but what other medication do you think could help me? ## How often do you take the Dilaudid? There is a higher dose of the Fentanyl available, that you may be able to try. However, it leaves you nowhere to go, since it is the highest available. 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. ## I take the Dilaudid every 4-6hr ## Im sure you found an answer by now but in case you didn't.......li just started with the fentanyl patch 50 mcl ( and ju...
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dilaudid 8mg limits on prescribing
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what is the limit a dr can prescribe 8 mg hydromorphone to a patient
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dilaudid 20mg
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What does a 20 mg dilaudid look like and is it like doing 5 4mg because I have never heard of these
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Withdrawal from dilaudids
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Hey everyone, im recently cutting down from 16mg of dilaudid every 3-4 hrs to im at 4mg every 4 hrs now. Ive been on dilaudid for 10 months for a tumor that went undiagnosed for 8 months. Most doctors thought i was just drug seeking because they couldnt find out what was causing my pain, so im relieved they finally found something and i had it removed and i feel so much better. Now all my other problems are solved except for the dilaudid dependance. Any tips on getting off this stuff. It gets extremely unbearable after just 5 hours from the last dose. I know i dont need it for pain anymore, i just want to be off everything and back to normal. Any help would be appreciated ## Hey, that's all normal. I'm in the same boat but w/oxycodone. Anyone who's not an opiate user (and es...
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Dilaudid Hydromorphone Withdrawl Stomach Pain
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I am taking 4 mg every 4 hours total 24 mg daily for migraine treatment (yes Im aware this not ideal , but is only treatment that keeps me from daily migraines) ( I have been seen by 32 specialist and taken every treatment available and found this is only one that works for me).Anyways over the last 10 days I have been trying to lower my dose because I am so tired and afraid it may be causing damage to my body. I have been lowering dosage daily. I have been hapily suprised at my progress. It has been hard mentally and physically but I was able to take it UNTIL I suddenly got the most unbareable stomach cramping! It feels like I have a brick and a beach ball fighting in my gut and niether can get out! Nothing has helped and after about about 24 hours I had to go to hospital and get them ...
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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.

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