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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Who is manufacturer of my yellow 4mg Dilaudid?
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Who is the manufacturer of the tiny, round, yellow dilaudid 4mg tablet? My pharmacy recently switched to dilaudid 4mg made by Mallinck. They do not work as fast or as long. I find myself needing them 3xday instead od 2xday. And they take an extra 20 minutes to work. I want to find a pharmacy that continues to use the manufacturer of my previous Rx. Thank you so much. ## My pharmacy just did the same thing I feel you. The yellow ones, if they have a p imprint a made by Purdue pharma lp
Updated 9 minutes ago.
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 filled a script for oxycontin 40 mg to see if they could replace my 4 mg Dilaudid. However, I took 1/2 of a 40 mg. and felt nothing. An hour later I took my 4 mg Dilaudid and it seems to have worked. But they are very short lived, that's why for chronic 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 o...
Updated 3 hours ago.
dilaudid 8mg migraines HELP PLEASE
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I have been trying for something to fix my migraines for years. After trying preventatives my neurologist went to narcotics. I went through oxy percs injectable Demerol (100mg) and NOTHING worked as well as the Dilaudid has, my dr got banned from writing anything controlled for 3 years. I live in Tyler Tx. Someone PLEASE HELP ME. I have at least 15 migraines a month. I've been in and out of the E.R. so much its ridiculous since he got shut down. ## Hello, Jamie! Sorry that you're so miserable. Have you considered seeing a different doctor? That's really going to be your only option to get the help you need, right now. Even if your current doctor isn't allowed to write for them, they should be able to refer you to someone that can take over your case and write prescriptio...
Updated 3 days ago.
4mg Dilaudid Vs 80 Mg Oxycontin Er
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Hello~I'm on oxy 80's and dilaudid 4mgs which are prescribed for back pain. The oxys alone don't help at all. I get dilaudids tomorrow, but will be out of oxys. Does anyone know if the dilaudid alone will help? Thanks ## How did it work? Did you get any pain relief? Dilaudid contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone, which is very potent, but if you've been taking 80mgs of the Oxycodone, then you'd need 30mgs of it to be equivalent for analgesia. Learn more Dilaudid details here. Learn more Oxycodone details here. ## Hey! I sort of figured out the conversion and was taking 30 mg. or more of Dilaudid a day. I continue to be in around the clock pain. I believe I need to take the Oxycontin and Dilaudid in conjunction with one another. Thanks for responding! ## 10 MGS...
Updated 6 days ago.
Dilaudid in Orlando Florida
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My doctor no longer prescribes narcotics. I have 4 bulged discs, a degenerative disc and sciatica. I have been on Dilaudid 8 mg 3 times a day for months. I went to a pain specialist who will only prescribe 4 mg and only one per day. Does anyone know a doctor who isn't afraid to write the scripts needed for chronic pain? I live in the Orlando area but am willing to drive to get the medication I need. I'm desperate! ## Marilyn, I'm sure this has little to do with you but the DEA in conjunction with state regulatory agencies have been notified that further prescribing of this potent narcotic opiate/opioid will result in their displeasure. Dilaudid, also referred to as hospital heroin for the intense euphoric pleasure it produces when administered intravenously, causes many to a...
Updated 7 days ago.
Is Dilaudid 8 Stronger Than MS Contin 30
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i take ms contin 30mg and i want something alot stronger. Is diluadid 8 the best for back back or and server pain? Is ms contin the best or is diluadid stronger and better i want something stronger i and better for pain i get 30mg of ms contin with 10mg of norco breakthrogh pain and that does not work. ## yes diluadid is stronger but unless u can afford name brand i would not start taking them the detox has to be done in hospital and they are not going to make generic anymore they just stopped it has been a prob my husband is facing ## just take MS Contin 200mg. it is = to 8mg.diluadid ## you need detox ## Dilaudid is 10 times stronger than morphine. So if you are ordered 8 mg of dilaudid it is equivalent to 80mg of morphine. Keep in mind that it is immediate release. If you take 8mg of...
Updated 10 days ago.
Any Dr s in ND willing to prescribe dilaudid
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My family doc does prescribe dilaudid for me but now told me I have to go and have a consult with a pain management doc to see if what he is doing is appropiate. So I need to find a pm doc who will do a consult and say to just continue meds. Been on these meds for over 10 years. I now take 4mg 4 times a day.. Anybody know of who to go see in ND? ## Worried, This is very common as the new regulations are trying to all but eliminate the use of these morphine like drugs for all conditions short of Patients with a definable end of life diagnosis.Most will further refer to a specialist that may offer a taper and transition to an Opiate assisted protocol for those struggling with dependence.If someone is aware of these " compassionate doctors" they certainly won't post that inform...
Updated 10 days ago.
doctors who will prescribe pain medication maryland
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I am in between primary Doctors. I got out of a nursing facility three weeks ago with only two to three days of pain meds. I can't see a Doctor until three weeks from now. I have stasis ulcers on my feet and Degenerative Arthritis which has progressed to bone on bone in both hips. Was on 4 mg Dilaudid,10mg Valium,60mgmorphine. First two were to help me sleep thru the night. Help Until I see the doctor! ## Hello, Tony! How are you doing? I'm sorry that you're in pain. Due to the new regulations that were put in place last year, if you require such medications on a long-term ongoing basis, you'll need to see a pain management specialist. A PCP can no longer prescribe them for you. Have you gotten in to see a doctor, yet? This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potentia...
Updated 11 days ago.
Can Subutex neutralize Dilaudid given by IV?
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When I was in the hospital I was given the Diluadid through an IV, and it didn't seem to work. Is it possible that the Subutex I had been taking daily neutralized the effects of the Dilaudid, because I got very little relief from a high dose of the Dilaudid? ## Please let me know if the drug sub Subutex can neutralize the Dilaudid one given by IV? When I was in the hospital and being treated for serious surgery, I was given the Dilaudid by IV at a high-dose and felt very little relief. The nurses thought I was being a wimp until my pharmacist told me not to me that I shouldn't take the two above medications at the same time because the Subutex can possibly neutralize the effects of the Dilaudid. Does anybody have any concrete medical information that this is true? I would greatl...
Updated 15 days ago.
(medtronic) drug infusion pump want wean asap!!
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has anyone been on a pain pump and been weaned? i am over medicated and cant get a new medication provider anywhere within a 200 mile range because i already have a pain pump implanted. my current p.m. provider is saying side effects from pain pump med being stopped is "impossible" i say b.s. i was on 3.6 mg per day of Dilaudid in Sept of 2012 and .36 in my PA dose up to 4 times a day. in January the dr increased me to 6.6 in simple continuous and .66 in the PA up to 6 doses a day for break through pain. this was looked at by another dr who said it was an 83% increase! does anyone know if that is accurate? and the dr said it was also 83% increase of my PA as all doses were activated. on march 5 i was dropped from 6.6 to 6 in simple continuous and then 1.66 to 1.6! that was hard ...
Updated 16 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.

NDC Database Records for Dilaudid: (14 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

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

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