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 is a more common synonym for dihydromorphinone, commonly a hydrochloride (brand names Palladone, Dilaudid, and numerous others). Not to be confused with dihydromorphine, which is a different derivative of the morphine family. It is a very potent centrally acting analgesic drug 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-synt...

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What is the difference between narco's and dilaudid
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I have chronic moderate pain on my side at the bottom of my ribs from a fall into my bath tub which drug would be better Mario's or dilaudid? ## Hello, Lisa! How are you doing? I'm sorry that you're in pain. Norco contains Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen. Dilaudid contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone and it is the stronger of the two. It only takes 1.25mgs of it to be equivalent to 5mgs of the Hydrocodone. The FDA classifies this medication as 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. However, it really depends on which one works best for you. Have you taken either of them, before?
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Best drug manufacturer for Generic 8mg Dilaudid
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Will someone PLEASE tell me who makes the BEST 8 mg Hydromorphone? I can't afford the brand name. I heard Mallincrodkt sucks. BUT they do make the best Roxicodone. But I can't find anyone to tell me which manufacturer makes the best 8 mg hydromophone. It's driving me INSANE. I don't want my prescription filled with ineffective medications and ya know you can't take it back. So far I have found Roxanne, Mallinckrodt, and one other I can't remember the name. But that's it. Roxanne only got 8.6 out of 10. They don't make Abbott anymore UNFORTUNATELY cause I heard they were the best. If someone can help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it. I have exactly one week before I'm prescribed it again. And I KNOW I'm gonna have to call around for it. ...
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Does Dilaudid keep you awake?
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Does dilaudid keep anyone else awake? It is supposed to help me with the pain enough so that i can sleep, but it seems to make me feel more awake somehow. Any body else experience this feeling? I have liver issues so I doubt I can switch to another drug. ## Hello, Helen! How are you? Yes, opiates can cause that as a side effect in some people that take them, it's actually one reason some people end up abusing them, they like getting the energy boost. It doesn't mean they will all cause it for you, but there's no way to know ahead of time. However, even with the liver issues, there shouldn't be a problem with you trying others, usually you'll just have to stay away from the ones that contain Acetaminophen. Please notice that I said "shouldn't", because I a...
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Unknown pill please help
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I have a small yellow round pill with sw com on one side and 4 on the other. I haven't found it on any websites. Please help immediately ## Sounds like Daladid 4 mg. May be spelled wrong. ## A round yellow pill with "P 4" is Dilaudid, so I don't think it could be that. Worth the investigation though! Unfortunately I haven't found any matches for a "sw com 4" imprint. Where did you get it from if you don't mind my asking? Also, is there any chance that the markings are being read backwards or upside down? Just trying to cover all angles here. Thanks for your feedback! ## I believe it's Japanese valium. Sounds like it was ordered online because you won't get a prescription for it in the US.
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looking for a good med for chronic pain
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my mother has cancer and she is in alot of pain .She will not take morphine is dilaudid a good med for her so she dose not have to be in pain all the time but still be able to get around without being to ...lets say buzzed and do some of her daily things ## Dilaudid contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone, it is also pretty potent, so it may also cause the high, buzzed feeling. However, such side effects should start to taper off as her body adjusts to the medication, which usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks. She may also experience drowsiness, nausea and constipation. You can learn more about the active ingredient here: Another analgesic she may want to consider is the Fentanyl patch, its time released, so it works over a period of 3 days. Has her doctor made any other suggestions? ...
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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...
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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 lethal dosage?
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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...
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Hair loss and dilaudid
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I have been on dilaudid since March due to severe back pain and surgery. I am slowly getting off but noticed that my hair is thinning very rapidly on top. Anyone else have this proble,? ## Dilaudid contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone, which is a potent narcotic analgesic. Have you consulted your doctor? Hair loss is not a known side effect of this medication, but there are several other people that reported experiencing it, while taking it and there is really no way to say how any given medication will affect any one individual. However, if it is being caused by the medication, then in theory, it should improve, as you continue to lessen your use of it and discontinue the medication. ## I was looking up Dilaudid and hair loss, because that is the only thing that has changed in ...
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unable to find a pharmacy with dilaudid in stock!?
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i have a prescription for dilaudid (generic) 8 mg for a stage 4 cancer victim. i have called about 25 drug stores & nobody has it in stock! it's friday evening & i don't know what else to do. this poor guy is going to suffer all weekend until i can find his dilaudid. can anyone advise me on what to do? HELP!! ## i was taking 6-8 mg dalaudids a day or 180 a month for the past three years and have finally weaned my self completely off those pills which was the hardest thing i have ever done. the 24 hour walgreens and cvs in conroe, tx. carries them. ## Kakin, the primary problem here is that you are calling the pharmacies. When you call, they have no way of knowing if you are actually a customer looking for a medication that you need filled or if you are someone who is goi...
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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

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

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