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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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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How long does Dilaudid stay in your sytem
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My regular pain meds where not working for my chronic back pain so I went the hospital they gave me a small shot of Dilaudid. November 3rd I went to my pain management told them they had me do a UA, signed paper for them to get copy from hospital. Had another appointment on 12-1 they said nothing then on 12-29 they told me they couldn't see me anymore cause my UA from November showed positive for Dilaudid. I told Them there was no way that could be possible, none the less they didn't believe me, now I have no pain doc, now what? ## Due to people getting "hooked" on this type of medication, the doctors do not like to give it out. Yes, it does come in pill form - 8mg or 3 mg. If you have all your paperwork from the time you had your shot at the hospital etc. and can show i...
Updated 2 days ago.
Weaning off Dilaudid
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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 4 days ago.
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...
Updated 5 days ago.
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Imm iron chronic pain I take Dilaudid 4 milligrams per day plus other stuff for nerve damage in I have no support system the living quarters I have is Bisquick a bedroom I haven't been out in months have no friends or family
Updated 8 days 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 8 days ago.
Fake dilaudid
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Tell everyone who is using anything that they cannot prove came from a pharmacy. A dear friend of mine got very sick and almost died when he received an 8mg dilaudid looking tablet. It was fake. If you compare it to the real thing there are very subtle differences. The white tablet w/ LCI 1355 has slightly different letters and number 1 than the real one.The letters should look just like they do here. Not Roman style or more fancy lettering. Be careful people. Try to stop taking pain killers if you can.To many scammers are out there. It is your life people. ## Well said Bibi! In my opinion, if the medication isn't from a licensed pharmacy then the only way to safely verify it's contents is through a lab analysis. And even then, this may not pick up on the presence of certain ina...
Updated 9 days ago.
what is stronger a dilaudid 8 or opana 10mg
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I was taking Dilaudid 8mg every 6 hrs for six month's and then the pain would come back in three hour's. My doctor has switched me too Opana 10mger and this is the second day. I want to die. I am in so much pain,how long will it take for Opana to be effective? suffering , help. ## Hello, Dana! How are you doing? I am so sorry that you're in pain. You need 10.67 mgs of the Opana to equal each 8mgs you were taking of the Dilaudid, so the 10mg ER is not an equivalent dose, which likely explains your problem. 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. Have you contacted your doctor? You need to let them know that this dose isn't working for you. ## It...
Updated 17 days ago.
Can dilaudid make you have joint and muscle pain
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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...
Updated 18 days ago.
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.
Updated 20 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: (13 results)

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  • 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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