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Hydromorphone

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Hydromorphone 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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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...
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Hydromorphone came up as oxycontin ua
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My UA at the my pain management Doctor's office came up positive for Oxycontin, but I am prescribed Hydromorphone 4mg x 3 & Hydrocodone 10/325mg x 4 - why is that? ## Hello, Marie! How are you? Unless they use an actual certified one, which most don't due to the expense, then false alarms are actually very common. Most narcotics are distantly related and produce very similar metabolites in the body. They should be able to send your sample out for more precise lab work that would eliminate that issue. 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. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi Marie, I hope that this is not cau...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
tampa pharmacy
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Can someone please refer me to a pharmacy in hillsborough county that will fill my 2 mg hydromorphone prescription? I tried everywhere in the Brandon/Bloomingdale area. Cell # {edited for privacy} thank you
Updated 4 days ago.
 
yellow round 44-194
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A round yellow pill that has 44-194 is daludid 4 mg it contains 4 mg of hydromorphone and is a product of endo pharm ## I'm sorry, but this is actually an over the counter product that does not contain any narcotics, of any type, whatsoever. This tablet contains 4mgs of Chlorpheniramine, which is an antihistamine that's used to treat allergies. Side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## It is NOT DILAUDID. It is an over the counter allergy pill sold under the name of Clortabs. There is no narcotic in it. God bless you Ms.
Updated 11 days ago.
 
is hydromorphone the same as iv dilaudid
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Is hydromorphone the same as dilaudid I've. ## @Biglou, Hydromorphone is the generic name for Dilaudid (brand name), so yes, they are the same drug in that sense. However not all dosage forms are IV-based. For example, I've seen 4mg Dilaudid tablets in person and have also heard of patients taking 2 to 8mg tablets throughout this forum. One other thing to note is that they do make a brand called "Dilaudid-HP" (Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Inj.) which is marketed for intravenous use. Although, I have yet to find out if there is a generic form of the IV as well. Hope this helps answer your question! ## Regarding the post of Hydromorphine IV and dilaudulid: they are the same medication. I was on Dilaudid, (generic name) Exalgo ER 8 mg oral for chronic pain. While in hospital...
Updated 21 days ago.
 
is my methocarbmol and other meds causing my depression
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Im on a pain pump with Hydromorphone. I also take and Gabapentin and tramadol and recently my doc put me on methocarbamol also.... I seen to have a huge increase in obsessive bad thoughts and really bad depression.. is this common? is the new horrible depression because of the new med?? Really full of guilt, dread and feeling like I wish i were.... well , um ..don't have any will to go on like this... My pain is still there with spells of off the chart pain after any prolonged activity... I can't go on like this much longer, thinking of seeing a shrink but wonder if I should stop taking the methocarbamol first to see if that is the cause of my depression. What can you tell me about my situation...? I really don't want to see a shrink and I'm not sure I would open up to o...
Updated 30 days ago.
 
Hydromorphone 6, 12mg extened release.
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My doctor told me to up my hydromorphone from 6 mg to 12 mg extended release. I was taking 6 mg extended every 12 hours with 4 mg enstant release every 4 hours. Now I'm taking 12mg extended release every 12 hours with 1mg enstant release every 4 hours. How is that upping my dose?? Wasn't the 6 mg extended release with the 4 mg enstant release every 4 hours more then I'm taking now ?? Please help. ## Hello, Steve! How are you? Yes, you are correct. Adding up the two 6mgs a day and the 6 4mg one comes out to 36mgs daily. But 12 mgs twice a day, plus 1mg 6 times a day is only 30mgs. 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 asked your doctor ab...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
conversion for 18 mg hydromorphone contin to ms contin
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Due to a physician error I am unable to get my prescription filled for 18 mg hydromorph contin, and he's now on vacation. I have old 100 mg tablets of ms contin that was prescribed in 2011. Can I take these safely as a substitute until I can resolve the prescription problem?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
What is the Shelf Life of most Medications?
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I would like to know the Shelf Life of most medications? Meaning will they still be good at say after being stored in a kitchen cubboard for say a year, would they still be good or good to take? Please reply to my email address, thank you, Paul. ## I found an article: Drugs may outlast label date at post-gazette.com dated 05/30/2005. Written by Michael Woods. ## What is the shelf life of Hydromorphone? I'm supposed to take 3 a day, but sometimes I only take 2. I had to reschedule an appointment at my pain clinic and that made me go, for almost a week, without them. The Withdrawals were awful!! If for some reason or another I have to go without my meds, I have them to fall back on. Don't even want to think about the day I run out of my backups. So, I'm hoping they'll be g...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
hydromorphone capsule
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I can't get my RX for hydromorphone filled anywhere so had it compounded. A tech was showing the pharmacist how to compound it while I waited, so I opened one up to check it when I got home and it had black specks looking like pepper in mixed in the white powder. Any explanations? I did not take the caps till I find out what is in them. ## Hello, Nicky! How are you? Most likely, it's just a filler or something they used in the compounding process, but the only person who can give you a definitive answer is the pharmacist that compounded it for you. Don't worry about going in and asking, they are used to getting questions like yours and shouldn't hesitate to help you. The FDA lists this medication as being a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming ...
Updated 2 months ago.
 

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.

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