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Dilaudid

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

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Dilaudid Overview

Hydromorphone, a more common synonym for dihydromorphinone (not to be confused by 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 it can be said that hydromorphone is to morphine as hydrocodone is to codeine and, therefore, a semi-synthet...

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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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydromorphone

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Weaning off Dilaudid
I have been taking 8 mgs. of Dilaudid 4 times a day for the last 6 months for a chronic illness. 3 months ago I had surgery to give some relief to my illness, and I have since found some stabilization to my symptoms. As such, my doctors want to wean me off of the Dilaudid. I am very nervous about the idea because I have noticed in the mornings (after not having the Dilaudid for 12 hours), I feel a bit anxious and I have joint and muscle aches and pains. Therefore, the first thing I do is take my Dilaudid. Currently to wean me off my doctor is suggesting that I taper back one pill a day (around lunchtime) each week so that I go from taking 8 4mg. tablets a day to taking one 4 mg. tablet a day. This process should take about one month to complete, and it truly frightens me. Do you have an...
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Dilaudid as a Oxycodone replacement?
Hi I suffered a L1/L2 complete SCI injury some 4 years ago. After 6-7 weeks when the spinal shock wore off I noticed I had a burning pain in my lower groin area even though I can't really feel much below my hips, we thought maybe it was a UTI but all showed negative. It was diagnosed as chronic nerve pain and it never goes away, I get acute nerve pains in my legs ontop of this cronic pain. I have been taking 10mg Oxycodone four to five times per day and methadone 10mg once a day for the chronic pain + 800mg Gabapentin three times a day for the burning in my legs. The only way I have been able to keep my doses so low over the years is by being very hard on myself as to when to take the pain meds but as hard as I have tried I'm now going up to around 60mg total Oxycodone per day a...
Updated 21 hours ago.
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what is stronger a dilaudid 8 or opana 10mg
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 1 day ago.
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dilaudid 4 MG
how many should i take if i have a tolerance of 40 mg of oxycodone (never taken these before, so need help!) ## Has your doctor provided a dosing schedule? if so, it is safest to follow their instructions. As to answering your question, I cannot get the correct information without knowing why type of Oxycodone you were taking and how often your dosage was. Were you on Oxycontin that you took twice a day? ## ok here we go i was perscribed dilaudid 4mg for my back pain that i have. I have l1-l2 compound compressd fracture's in my back and we all know that not all quacks are giving with their controlled scripts. I went through numerous doctors and pain management doctors before i found the right one who just understands my pain and writes me out a script for 90- dilaudid's per mont...
Updated 1 day ago.
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Fill Dilaudid
I live in Daytona beach Florida and i deal with three types of cancer...i get 8 mg dilauidid and 4 mg as well for the break threw pain. And yet i still have this terrible problem when i have to fill ...still i haven't filled almost 8 days into getting my scripts and still hve not filled ...CAN ANYONE TELL ME ANYWHERE I MIGHT GO I LIVE IN VOULISA COUNTY AND I CAN GET MY FILL DONE IN ORLANDO AS WELL ANY IDEAS ## Wow! That's awful! I am so sorry! There are actually 2 reasons for these issues. The first is due to the fact that pharmacies in Florida were found to be filling prescriptions for over the maximum amounts that someone can take and be prescribed in a month. Instead of contacting doctors and adjusting the prescriptions to the proper amounts, they just filled them anyway. As ...
Updated 2 days ago.
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taper from dilaudid
will the morphine 30 ce help with withdrawls?From dilaudid 8 mg i have been taking the dilaudid 4xA day? ## I am taking cr30 mg morphine sulfate should i take 2 since i have been on dilaudid 8 mg 4x a day I need to worj i just want to keep the withdrawls undercontroll? ## Hello, Spring2b! How are you doing? Why are you stopping the Dilaudid? I wouldn't suggest doubling up on the Morphine, without your doctor's approval. It's also going to be difficult to take enough to make it equal to the effects of the Dilaudid. 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 have exstreamly bad mirgraines and ran low i dont get my refill till monday i have been tak...
Updated 2 days ago.
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What is stronger Dilaudid or Oxycontin 40 mg.?
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 5 days ago.
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unable to find a pharmacy with dilaudid in stock!?
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 7 days ago.
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Where To Fill A Dilaudid Script In New Port Richey Fl
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 11 days ago.
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please help: need answers to get off dilaudid
I have been taking 3 to 4 8mg (24-32mgs) Dilaudid pills at 1 time usually around 3:00pm everyday for about 2 1/2 years now for back and nerve damage and would like to know the best way, medication, and dosage to get off this drug, also how long and how bad I will feel detoxing. The only time I have energy and feel good is the 2 or 3 hours after taking the drugs. Every muscle and bone in my body aches like I have a severe case of arthritis , i'm sleepy-but can't sleep an entire night, get a runny nose, yawn constantly and tired. I just want to feel normal again. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 50 ## Wow, I am very sorry to hear about your problem. The safest way to get off the medication would be under medical supervision. Have you spoken to your doctor about thi...
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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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