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

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What is the dosage equivilent from DILAUDID 4MG to OPANA IR 10mg and..
I was just changed from the best pain meds I have found in 12 years of chronic pain (Exalgo ER 16mg + 4mg x 4 for breakthrough) because of a Medicare deal. Now I'm dealing with Opana ER 30mg twice daily and 10mg hydromorphone. So far the itching hasn't killed me, but I am reminded of why we switched in the first place. On the other hand, the strength seems more... I haven't been able to fill Opana ER (from Thurs to Tues is a long haul especially if I didn't have a spouse who hide meds when I need them to...) My math sucks. Not as much as withdrawal or OD though. What's the conversion? Happy Florist's Day! My first day here, glad I found you. ## Yes, you are on a slightly higher dosage, now. Thats why it feels like the strength is more. This is a narcotic analgesi...
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deloden side effects
My Son was given Deloden when he was in hospital for gallbladder. He became belligerent, had hallcinattions and was hard to deal with. Could this be a allergic reaction with his other pain meds of just a side effect of the drug? ## Hello, Maggie! How are you and your son? The actual name of the medication is Dilaudid, it contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone, it is a very potent narcotic and can sometimes cause those types of side effects in some people that take 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. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Dilaudid Elago 24mg ER once a day versus 120mg. MS Contin
I have several physical back,neck,knee,foot issues that cause chronic pain. I have been on pain medications for about 20 years. Yes..I know it sounds like a long time. But I had small kids to raise and a very unsupportive husband. I am at a pain clinic. Recently I asked to be taken off of MS Contin 60mg. twice a day with 3 tablets of 4mg. dilaudid for breakthrough pain. I did take the dilaudid sparingly according to my activity level. Well..they wanted me to try long acting ELAGO in place of the morphine. I feel like the ELAGO does not last 24 hours and I feel like I need to take more 4mg. dilaudid. I also feel like I am getting a rapid heartbeat sometimes. Could you tell me what may be happening to me? I was hoping to not have to take anything other than the ELAGO ER, but it is not the ca
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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?...
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Dilaudid Withdrawal Pregnancy
I am 19 weeks pregnant. I have been taking 2mg Dilaudid every four hours daily, which would be a total of 12mg in a 24hr period. I have been taking it since 13 weeks pregnant, so a little over 6 weeks. I have been taking it every single day for chronic kidney pain. My doctor decided to transfer my care to a pain management clinic, and my appointment is not until Tuesday, it is currently Saturday. My OB refuses to write me a script to get to through until my appointment, and even though I have been taking them only as directed, they want be to come in and be converted to Methadone. NOT HAPPENING. I will suffer through all the pain in the world before having a child born to Methadone. My OB has refused to wean me down on the medication, so I am currently off it cold turkey. My last dose w...
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Can dilaudid make you have joint and muscle pain
I have been taking dilaudid 8 mg 3 times a day for degenerative disc disease. It seems that I have been in more pain than when I was taking Vicodin. I have muscle and joint pain. My legs and feet hurt really bad sometimes it hurts to walk. I have tried telling my doctor but he just looks at me with this blank look on his face. Does anyone else have these symptoms? ## I have recently been taking Dilaudid in very small doses and I, too, notice that I have muscle and joint aches and pains which are more severe than when not taking the drug. I am curious to know if it is a recognized side effect. ## I dont think that it is a reconized sign for dilaudid, but my dr finally took me off of it and gave me oxycodone witch works much better for me and I am not in so much pain everywhere! ## I will...
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compound pharmacy in florida with dilaudid
can not get my didludid filled after walgreens did it last month and refused this month due to good faith dispensing?? ## Hello, Fred! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. What other pharmacies have you tried? You need to actually physically go to them, with the prescription in hand, in order to find out if they carry 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. Does anyone else have any ideas?
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What does dilaudid pills look like generic brand
I have a small round light yellow pill with APO on top then a score through the middle and a 5 on the bottom just wanna know what it is ## Hello, Donna! How are you? From what I can find, this is a 5mg Diazepam tablet. It is a benzodiazepine that's most commonly used to treat anxiety and nervous disorders. This medication carries the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Is there anything else I can help with?
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dilaudid 2 mg orange pill
CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT A SMALL ORANGE PILL WITH A 2 ON ONE SIDE AND WHAT LOOKS LIKE TV ON THE OTHER MIGHT BE. ## Hello, Fank! How are you? That is correct, this tablet contains 2mgs of Hydromorphone, it is a generic for 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. Is there anything else I can help with?
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dilaudid discount card
I need a dilaudid prescription discount card dilaudid 8 milligram ## Hello, Joh! How are you? Since this is available as a generic, the company doesn't offer one. There is a drug discount card on this website, you can click the link to sign up and print it, it's completely free. You'd just need to check and see if your pharmacy accepts it. Some of them can save you a lot of money. 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. Is there anything else I can help with?
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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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