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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how long does dilaudid take to work
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My dr lied to me and said she was giving me 2mg and .5 of oral dilaudid. When I explained .5 didn't do s*** for me last night, she said she would up the doses so cold get some sleep. I was up till after 4 am crying for the last 3 weeks. ## Hello, Heather! How are you? There is no .5mg of oral Dialudid available in the U.S. The dosing starts at 2mgs. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. What do you feel your doctor lied about? I apologize, but I'm not understanding what you're asking.
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Withdrawal duration
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I've been on 6 mg a day of Hydromprphone for about three months. I'm about to stop and was wondering what I can expect in the way of WD symptons. ## Hello, Mike! How are you? The U.S. FDA lists the typical withdrawal effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, fever, chills, anxiety, depression, and rebound pain. A slow taper would actually be better, because it usually helps prevent them from being too severe. Have you considered trying a taper?
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doctors who will prescribe pain medication richmond va
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I am looking for a compassionate doctor in the Richmond VA area who will prescribe pain medication. ## HI, BlueBell! How are you? The current situation isn't that doctors aren't compassionate, it's that there are strict regulations in place regarding what they can and cannot prescribe, how much they can prescribe, how long they can prescribe it and why they can prescribe it. It's really tied their hands in many cases. If you have a condition that requires strong pain medications for long-term treatment of chronic pain, then your best bet is most likely going to be to see a pain management specialist. Do you have a general practitioner that you see regularly who may be able to refer you to someone? Does anyone else know of a good doctor in that area? ## I do know a pain d...
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dilaudid taken instead of anxiety meds by accident
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I accidentally took 2mg hydromorphone that I had for migraines instead of my anxiety meds but it was 3 hours after I had one drink with dinner. I'm scared to sleep now? Help ## Hello, Channi! How are you? Did you experience any adverse effects? In the future, when in doubt, do not ever be afraid to call your doctor, poison control, or your nearest emergency services department to be sure. As to taking this, after drinking, the main reason you are warned not to combine them, as per the U.S. NIH, is due to the fact that it may worsen the side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness, which may cause each drink to feel as if you had 2, and so on.
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withdrawals from dilaudid 2mg x 5 a day
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My pain Mgmt. doc. stopped giving me dilaudid 2mg, 5 times a day and fioricet 2 times a day as my urine always came back negative. I mean, she just cut me off and I am afraid as I do not know or understand what I will experience. Can someone please explain to me what all to expect as I do not see another pain mgmt. doc. for four months. Thanks for listening to my problems, Sally ## Hi I feel that we're in a similar situation, as my prescribed Xanax more than most of the time comes back negative in my UA -a few times I actually ran out of them 2 days before my dr.visit and I told him that I had taken a half a few times during the month do to just felling I needed it. I'm prescribed one .25mg and one half a day which comes out to a very small dose of .375 daily. I've been warn...
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Changing doses; difference between hydros n dilos
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Hi I'm opioid dependent. My boyfriend and I take at least 20 to 24 mg of dilaudids within a 24 hour period. If we miss, we get sick. We're starting methadone tomorrow and plan on quitting this dangerous addiction. Because me (not my boyfriend), I get very anxious when i feel an abnormal symptom (usually it's nothing). So my question is: I usually take an 8 mg dilaudid with my boyfriend. I am wondering if we're actually taking 4 mg each. Seems logical. And I changed my dose because I wanna get off of it on my own without having to take methadone so I started going down by sharing two 4's mg with my boyfriend. Not much of a difference but I started to wonder if we were actually reducing. Then I switched to 2 mg. first I started taking 6mg (three 2 mg) and reduced to tw...
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pain doctor in Hampton roads virginia
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Is there any Dfrs of Pain Management Clincs in Hampton Roads VA, Newport News, Williamsburg? My Dr. in Richmond was closed down and I am out of luck. They called me on Monday to tell my my Tuesday appointment was cancelled and they were closed for good. Dr. Steven Deschner was his name
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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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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...
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am looking for the strongest pain pill
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i have a very bad back,from an abusive marriage,sciatica,spinal stenosis,scoliosis,fibromalgia a frozen shoulder & a fusion,c,456 &7. i have a pain pump w/ dilaudid in and take opana10 5x a day. i do not like the opana,i was on morphine30 ir that seemed some better,the pump doesn't help much...i assume my tollerenceis awful high .just wondering if there is something stronger go stop this misery.ty ## Have you ever tried Fentanyl? It's a very potent narcotic opiate, over 80 times stronger than Morphine, so it generally requires just a very small dose to work. Learn more Fentanyl details here. 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. It is somethi...
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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: (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

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