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 is a more common synonym for dihydromorphinone, commonly a hydrochloride (brand names Palladone, Dilaudid, and numerous others). Not to be confused with dihydromorphine, which is a different derivative of the morphine family. It is a very potent centrally acting analgesic drug 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-synt...

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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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Withdrawal Effects Of Weaning Off Dilaudid
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What are the effects during the weaning off period of Dilaudid? ## Hi Pal, Dilaudid withdrawal symptoms typically include the following side effects: Abnormal skin sensations Aches and pains Anxiety Cold- or flu-like conditions Diarrhea Goose bumps Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there) Headaches Insomnia Loss of appetite Mood swings Nausea and vomiting Pain Rigid muscles Rigors (fever chills), tremors, shivers Sleep difficulties Sneezing Sweating Upper respiratory problems There's some important information about withdrawing from dilaudid, that you can view in the link below: Please post back if you have any other questions or comments to add regarding this. ## How do you know if you have a cold or are you going through withdrawl ## I thought I had a...
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weaning off dilaudid pain pump
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how long does it take to be weaned off a medtronic pain pump with the med. dilaudid the pain management wants my daughter to come off it in one month is that to fast and will there be alot of side effects and withdrawal please help i'm really scared for her and they are suppose to start reducing tomorrow ## Dialudid is a potent narcotic containing the active ingredient Hydromorphone. It really depends on how high of a dosage she has been on and for how long. It should be done on a very slow taper, slowly decreasing her dosage every 5 to 7 days, until she eventually isn't using any. She will, more than likely, still experience some withdrawal effects when she finally does stop altogether, however, they should not be severe nor dangerous. Just somewhat miserable. Did they say why ...
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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...
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Help weaning off a low dose of Dilaudid
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I was hit by a car 5 weeks ago and have lots of pelvis breaks and breaks in my sacrum, spine, and hip. While in the hospital I was given morphine iv then dilaudid iv. Then I was switched to a pill form of dilaudid. 2mg every 2 hours. Then every four hours. Now it's every four as needed. I started taking more than prescribed so they would work cause my body built up a tolerance. I need to stop but I'll wake up at night with restless leg syndrome and can only fall back asleep if I take one. How do I wean myself off? I have 10 left to last me till my next appointment 6 days from now. Then my doctor will give me a small refill of that or a less intense narcotic.
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light blue M 15 round
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What is the exact name of this medication described above (15mg light blue pill)? Also, what is the equivalent to a 4mg dilaudid? ## Hello, Brokkli! How are you? The blue tablet with an M in a box and 15 on the opposite side is manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 15mgs of Morphine in an extended release formulation. 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. It is equivalent to 3.75mgs of Dilaudid. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Dilaudid-I find it helpful w/anxiety and I don't use it everyday
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I was given dilaudid a year ago for rotator cuff surgery. My physical therapy was an incredibly challenging recovery with pain meds required and the vicadin was not enough. I have some leftover 4 mg of the dilaudid. Theoretically, and statistically it is recommended to throw out all unused pain medications. I am mindful not to take it daily. I have no side effects and no desire to take it on a daily basis. I have tried clonapin and ativan for anxiety and they feel most helpful as a sleeping aid. With my occasional (2 to 4 times a week) one 4 mg dilaudid, I feel relaxed, calm and incredibly productive. But I also feel like maybe I am an addict (in denial) and need to check myself into a rehab. In all honestly I have tried anti-depressants and the anxiety meds listed above and dilaudid do...
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dilaudid manufacturer
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I live in Orlando, FL and have had trouble filling my script any advise! ## I also live in Orlando and spent the last 2 days looking for pharmacies to refill my prescription for 4mg tabs. I have chronic pancreatitis and take it daily. Please help!!! ## Dear Jules, Sorry to hear about your trouble trying to fill that prescription. No matter your location, I would just encourage you to talk with your doctor about this problem filling medication he/she writes for. Perhaps your doctor can call-in the prescription to ensure that the script is verified and accounted for, putting the pharmacy in check-mode for getting it filled. If for some odd reason they refuse to fill such prescriptions, I think it would then be your doctor's duty/responsibility to write for something else that can be f...
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Does Dilaudid keep you awake?
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Does dilaudid keep anyone else awake? It is supposed to help me with the pain enough so that i can sleep, but it seems to make me feel more awake somehow. Any body else experience this feeling? I have liver issues so I doubt I can switch to another drug. ## Hello, Helen! How are you? Yes, opiates can cause that as a side effect in some people that take them, it's actually one reason some people end up abusing them, they like getting the energy boost. It doesn't mean they will all cause it for you, but there's no way to know ahead of time. However, even with the liver issues, there shouldn't be a problem with you trying others, usually you'll just have to stay away from the ones that contain Acetaminophen. Please notice that I said "shouldn't", because I a...
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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...
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Is Filling A Dilaudid Prescription As Hard Roxicodone
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I have been on roxicodone for a couple years. I had soo much trouble filling them that I stopped and realized that I couldn't lead a normal life from my pain. Soo I am back in pain management. Filling roxicodone in FL has become impossible. I and my six are trying dilaudid as a replacement, however, I am now having trouble finding them as well. Anyone else suffering the same issue? Stuck in FL!! ## I"m sorry about what you are going through. Unfortunately, this seems to be an ongoing problem all over Florida and while several theories have been postulated, there has been no official word as to why this is happening. Have you had any luck getting your prescription filled, yet? ## Yes, I did fill it. Unfortunately, it is not the same as the Roxi I have to take more and that don...
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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: (13 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

Other drugs which contain Hydromorphone or a similar ingredient: (5 results)


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