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Active Ingredient(s): Hydromorphone
FDA Approved: December 7, 1992
Pharm Company: ABBOTT
Category: Pain Relief

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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what is the difference in yellow 4mg dilaudids i have always got and white ones that are manufactured by malli they dont work
I have always got the yellow 4mg. dilaudids and they worked great. This month I got white ones 4mg. that are manufactured by Malli. They don't work at all. I need to take two to even get any relief and it is not much.
Updated 19 hours ago.
Dilaudid Prescription
My daughter has just been given this prescription: DILAUDID – 8 MG Take 3 Tabs PO TID for PRN 30Days Qty:270 Repeats:0 What does it mean? ## 3 pills twice a day for 30 days no refills, this is an unusual rx what is it for? ## The PO means per oral route, so that means to swallow them and the TID actually means three times in a day. Twice in a day would be BID. This is Dialudid, which is a very potent narcotic, so being told she can take 3 of them at once is very unusual and if she isn't tolerant to narcotics, they could make her ill, so she might not want to start with 3. Learn more Dilaudid details here. What was she prescribed them for? ## Oh and just to add a further note on part that I missed, the PRN means she's to take them on an as needed basis, so this...
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doctors who will prescribe pain medication richmond va
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...
Updated 4 days ago.
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fill dilaudid in bradenton.fl
I live in bradenton and have a tampa script I can not get my med filled I have my script for 3weeks now and need my med badly .. the doctors should write a med were we can get filled this is just getting out of control l .... go to the doctor pay good money to see him to get our med and still in pain cuz we can't fill our med this is not right or fair for ppl in pain what can we do about this problem ## Hello, Connie! How are you? I"m very sorry that you can't find your medication. The main issue is that we are now into the time of year when shortages of controlled substances usually occur. There are mandatory manufacturing limits for all controlled substances and, once a manufacturer reaches their allotted limit for the year, they cannot manufacturer any new product, until ...
Updated 6 days ago.
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dilaudid and Morphine
I've had two back surgerys and I have a spinal cord stimulator in iam on 60mgs of morphine and 8 mgs of dilaudid and I still have break through pain plus iam on 150mgs of Lyrica iam just wondering what I can change to cover the pain. ## Hello, Sheri! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're in pain. You could possibly raise either the Morphine or the Lyrica to higher dosages to get better pain control. The Morphine carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. What other medications have you tried? How often do you take the Dilaudid?
Updated 9 days ago.
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Dilaudid 2 mg. white tiny round pill.
Can't read the #S. Cancer pt. mixed up meds. Ativan mg. /The The dilaudid small white tiny pill no numbersthat I can read supposed to be 2 mg/ Xanax .5 mg generic also small white tiny pill. Can't seem to find a pic to identify. Too many generic pills out there. Do you have a suggestion of how I can get the correct type of medication generic name? ## Hello, Denise! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. The imprints would be the only way to positively identify that tablets. Is there any chance that you could get someone else to look at them for you and post back with the markings? Do you still have the original bottles? They usually list the markings on the pharmacy bottle. These medications carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side e...
Updated 10 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 12 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. ## Hello, Celeste! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're in pain. As to the Lyrica, there is no conversion for it, since it is not actually an analgesic like the others. It is actually an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. And if your switching out the Oxycodone for the Hydromorphone for breakthrough pain, you'd need 3.75mgs of Hydromorphone to equal each 10mgs of Oxycodone. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the p...
Updated 13 days ago.
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why will a dr write schedule of 2 for dilaudid yet refuse one for norco
My husband has been seeing the same Dr. for 12 years or more, yet he refuses to write an RX for Norco but Will continue writing them for Dilaudid, morphine, exalgo, and allot of other schedule 2 prescriptions. This makes no sense. My husband had the entire right side of his body crushed in a car accident in 1984. He's had several spine and neck fusions and has sever chronic pain. In a notification I read on the internet, people were supposedly given a chance to voice their concerns. I don't remember getting that chance. I also suffer from chronic pain due to a moderate form of Sppina beffita. What do you do in a situation like this? ## Hello, Kat! How are you and your husband? I"m sorry about the problems that you're having. Is the doctor refusing to prescribe him anythi...
Updated 15 days ago.
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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 16 days ago.
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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.

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