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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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Problem's with medication
I'm unable to fill Dilaudid 8mg script. I have never had a problem until today. Walgreen's has always taken care of all my meds, I have stage 4 cancer, and it's been the only one I've been on that helps the pain, but doesn't knock me out. And trust me when I say I have tried them all. I'm in Brevard county, and all I have is a little paper, someone please PLEASE HELP me out, I'm 45 and do tied. {edited for privacy} ## Hello, Dra! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. We have reached the time of year when shortages usually occur for controlled substances due to mandatory manufacturing limits. Once a manufacturer has reached their maximum amount, they can not manufacture new product, until the new year. This is a narcotic ana...
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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 22 hours ago.
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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...
Updated 2 days ago.
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I Have A Herniated Disc At L5s1 And Am Taking 8mg Dilaudid 1every 2 To Three Hours As Neede For Pain First It Was Working Well Now Doesnt Last
need info on 8mg dilaudid and what might be a good medication for breakthrough pain while taking this med every 2 hours. please help. ive been on oxycontin & roxycodone and cant find them anymore thats why i changed to dilaudid. please help. ## Opana Ir Or Er im sure an Opana 40 Er would would cover your pain if not try Morphine, I prefer morphone. Hydro-morphone= dilaudid. Oxy-morphone=Opana. I say Opana is ATLEAST equal to an Oc 80. Fentayln patches also work great as well as liquid Morphine Sulfate. Mainly for Iv but can be ingested. ## YEs, if you're on the regular release formulation, you may want to ask your doctor about using the time release formulation for longer pain control. As was already mentioned, it's called Opana ER. Does anyone else have any ideas to add? ##...
Updated 6 days ago.
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dilaudid lethal dosage?
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...
Updated 17 days ago.
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Changing to dilaudid from fentanyl
I am changing from 125 mcg of Fentanyl with 10 mg oxycodone 4x daily to hydrpmorphone and Lyrica since pain isn't being controlled. What should the new dosings be? I weigh about 170 lbs.
Updated 18 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 19 days ago.
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boyfriend drank and shot up delotta.. help
Idk what to do. He has issues, so things easily get out of hand.. But will he just passout and sleep it off? Hes sleeping now but he said he could go into a coma. Idk if he just said it to say it or he meant it. Just worried and wouls like some help ## You need to call 911. Diludid (sp?) is the strongest pain med. I've ever had--that causes you to feel like Mario in the clouds video game when it first hits. He overdosed & could die. ## Actually one of the first warnings/precautions listed on the Dilaudid drug monograph clearly states NOT to have it with alcohol, for it can increase the risk of dangerous side effects; including overdose-related symptoms (such as going into a coma). Ref: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002633.htm In such cases it best to seek emergency medica...
Updated 22 days ago.
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dilaudid pensacola fl
Just moved here and can't find anyone to fill my script for dilaudid. Can anyone help point me in the right direction? In a lot of pain ## Is it a prescription from a local doctor or a doctor from your former location? If they aren't local, that could be contributing to the problem. Additionally, you'll need to physically go to pharmacies, with the prescription in hand, in order to get an honest answer on whether or not they carry it. This medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache and constipation. Does anyone else have any advice or ideas to add?
Updated 23 days ago.
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dilaudid in Publix pharmacy
Publix pharmacy on Babcock Road in Melbourne, Florida has had Dilaudid for the past several months. They have 8mg only, no 4's
Updated 25 days ago.
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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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