Hydromorphone

Category: Pain Relief



Hydromorphone 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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First time user of hydromorphone 4mg
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I have been on hydrocodone for years. Never really helped with my pain. I injured my back several years ago. I just recently was prescribed hydromorphone 4 mg for chronic pain. Just wanted to know if anyone has experience with it. And what can I expect as far as side effects. Any comments would be appreciated. ## The FDA and NIH lists its typical side effects to being similar to those of other opiates, such as the Hydrocodone, so they may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, depression, and constipation. Are you on any other medications? Generally, when they gave it to me in the hospital, I experienced a lot of vomiting.
Updated 3 days ago.
 
White Pill With Sweet Taste
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Someone gave me what was suppose to be hydromorphone they were small white pills that had no imprints which after she gave them to me and I asked her she said there was suppose to be imprints but maybe the pil was old and wore off the numbers or someone switced pills the pill tasted sweet if that helps and it didn't really help with my pain but I do feel a little drowsy is that what it was? ## If there were no markings, then your guess is really as good as anyone else's. It is possible that a marking wore off, but highly unlikely, because the imprints on all U.S. approved Hydromorphone tablets are actually debossed, so it is pressed into the tablet and not just a dye print that can be rubbed off. Learn more Hydromorphone details here. There is a greater likelihood that they neve...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
what does the pms in pms hydromorphone stand for and its dangers
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I have read various different precautions about using this drug intravenously. Some say that without using a micron filter you run the risk of losing your arm due to a microcrystalline cellulose compound found in the drug, I guess as a tamper prof method. That seems cruel knowing addicts will abuse anything if the possibility it will make them high. they also say this compound is not water soluble so does that mean once water is added that compound would not enter the needle and stay at the bottom? Others say its fine. My other main question is what does the pms in pms-hydromorphone stand for and is it related to that cellulose compound? ## Lol... PMS is the manufacturer fool. It's pharmascience. ## What does the letters PMS- in Meds PMS-Hydromothone mean please!
Updated 12 days ago.
 
Dilaudid and Subutex
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I had a knee surgery yesterday. I have been using subutex to help me taper narcotics. I stopped the subutex 2 weeks before surgery. My doctor prescribed both percocet and oxycontin. I am getting no pain relief. The iv Dilaudid worked in the hospital. Has anyone taken Dilaudid by pill at home? ## I have suffered with chronic neck and back pain for years due to disk and nerve problems. My Dr. switched me from oxycontin to diulaudid (4-8 mg) and it worked for the first 9 mos. or so, then I got no relief. Many people get sick on it or very itchy. I am now on a higher dosage of Percoset. ## Are you familiar with subutex? ## No, I'm not. ## It is a new drug that has some pain killing ability. It is a controlled substance. When you take it other narcotics don't work. So it is good for ...
Updated 26 days ago.
 
white round pill 54 196
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small white round pill 4 on one side 54 over 196 0n other side cant find on line thanks ## This tablet contains 4mgs of Hydromorphone, a generic for Dilaudid, this is a narcotic pain reliever. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and dry mouth. You can read more here: Do you have any other questions? ## Are these pills numbered according to strength. As 1,2,3,4 and on. And which would be the min and max strenth
Updated 1 month ago.
 
round orange pill with apo on one side and H2 on the other and a round small green pill with apo on one side and H1 on the other side
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Can u pls help me I have found 2 different pills that are exact in size small round one is green and says apo on one side and H1 on the other and the other is orange with apo on one side and H2 on the other ## Hello, Curious! How are you? From what I can find, it looks like you've found a couple of Hydromorphone tablets, the one with the H1 marking contains 1mg and the one with the H2 marking contains 2mgs. 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. Learn more Hydromorphone details here. These are from Canada, so anyone in Canada will likely be more familiar with them under the name APO-Hydromorphone. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Wat is a.light ...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Strongest to weakest Pain Medication
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weakest to strongest pain medications ## LoLo Go to: Wikipedia and search Opioid Comparison ## Yes, there are really far too many for anyone to list them all and compare them for you, especially with your lack of specificity. If you restrict it to opiates, as capt ekim talked about searching for, then that narrows the list a bit, but in regards to general analgesics there are many on the market, both over the counter and prescription only medications. Additionally, there's no way to really know which will be stronger or weaker for any given person, since medications can affect everyone differently. For example, I get completely whacked out sick from some that work great for other people and their best choices don't do anything to help me with pain. Are there any other questions ...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Hydromorphone 2mg prescribed
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I was prescribed Dilaudid 2mg every 6 hours as needed for pain after being in the hospital for 5 days getting it through an IV every 2 hours as needed.... The pills I was prescribed were 4mg and I cut them in half.... Am I at serious risk if I take a whole pill for severe pain??? I am embarassed to ask my doctor in fear that he will think I am an addict trying to get a cheap high. This is not the case however. I actually am not a fan of taking pills at all, not even tylenol. The pain is almost unbearable. What do I do??? ## 4mgs is not a dangerous dose, though it is really strong and if you aren't used to taking medications, it will probably hit you very hard and you'll experience more of the side effects. Since it is a potent narcotic, they can include: nausea, drowsiness, dizz...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
white triangle pill m 8
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Looks exactly like Mallinckrodt's 8mg hydromorphone pill....except it's not. Possibly a fake? I was informed this is a kind of heart medication but could find no such information online even searching through the manufacturer site. I did find, however several instances in where the actual manufacturer had made similar mistakes in the past i.e. placing a percentage of incorrect medication into a shipment. Please respond if you definitely know what this could be. If your answer is dilauded please do not respond. ## When we're just going off a description alone, there's no way for anyone to provide you with a "definite" answer (because counterfeits can look the same as the real thing). However if you didn't fill a prescription at a licensed drug store and it loo...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
32 mg of hydromorphone stronger than 180 oxycodone
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Im taking 30mg of oxycodone 6xa day would 8mg of hydromorphone 4 x a day be better was on 30 mg of oxycodone every 4 hours with 15 mg of oxycodone in between now they have cut me down to 30mg 6 times a day should i stay on the oxycodone or switch to hydrmorhone? ## In order to be equivalent to your current dosage of Oxycodone, you would need 67.5mgs of the Hydromorphone. The FDA warns that these medications carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Did your doctor suggest this change? ## Hydrmorhone is duladid correct or incorrect, and what is oxymorphone? ## Matthew, Yes, hydromorphone is Dilaudid while oxymorphone is better known under the brand name Opana.Both are very potent opiods that carry a...
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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.

NDC Database Records for Hydromorphone: (89 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0054-0264 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 4 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-0265 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 8 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-0386 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 1 mg/ml Oral Solution by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0406-3243 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2 mg Oral Tablet by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-3244 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 4 mg Oral Tablet by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-3249 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 8 mg Oral Tablet by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-3308 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 8 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-3312 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 12 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-3316 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 16 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-3332 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 32 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0409-1283 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 1 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-1304 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 4 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-1312 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-2540 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 4 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-2552 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 1 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-2634 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 10 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-3356 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-3365 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0527-1353 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2 mg Oral Tablet by Lannett Company, Inc.
  • 0527-1354 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 4 mg Oral Tablet by Lannett Company, Inc.
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Other drugs which contain Hydromorphone or a similar ingredient: (5 results)


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