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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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 used 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 so...
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wpi 3030 tan round pill
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Tan round pill with wpi 3030 on it with a small hole in between the 3030, can someone please tell me what this is? ## Hydromorphone 16mg extended release ## I see that "WPI 3630" is identified as a 16mg hydromorphone HCL extended release tablet made by Watson, but the particular imprint in question refers to "3030", not "3630". Any clarification on that? If it's of any help though, the color of the WPI 3630 pill is reported to be yellow; whilst the thread description denotes theirs as being tan. I also find it odd that WPI 3030 doesn't come up under any search engine results. So for anyone seeking more specific details it may be that you may have to contact Watson (Actavis) directly.
Updated 23 days ago.
 
Are dilatation and oxymorpine in the same family
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Is the pill oxycodine in the same family as hydromorphone ## Hello, Becky! How are you? They are both opiates, if that's what your asking, but not directly related. They are derived from different substances, so if someone has a problem with one, they may be able to safely take the other. The FDA warns that they carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?
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round white pill with line on one side 54425 other
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Would like to know what type of pill it is round white pill with 54425 on one side and a score line on the other ## Hello, Shanna! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Roxane Laboratories and they list it as containing 8mgs of Hydromorphone, a generic for Dilaudid. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic, so it carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Is Hydromorphone The Same As Morphine
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iS HYDROMORPHONE the same as Morphine I was just concerned about my aunt. ## No they are not the same drug. Hydromorphone is a derivative of morphine. Hydromorphone is approx. 5x more potent mg for mg than morphine, and is typically given as an alternative to morphine. This information is reference from: Because Hydromorphone is a lot stronger, I personally wouldn't treat them as being similar drugs. I hope this helps! Please post back if you have any other questions or comments to add. ## My drug panel came back for hydromorphine but I only take morphine and embeda. So why did it come back as hydromorphone? Isn't that dilaudid? ## which is better at stopping pain of a broken rib hydrmorphone or morphine?
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Identify m on one side and 4 other
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Trying to identify a small pill with m on one side and a 4 on the other ## Hello, Dee! How are you? There is a tablet that matches this description, which is manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals that they list as containing 4mgs of Hydromorphone. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
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small white pill..apo on one side and H4 on the other side..
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in Canada what is small a small round white pill with APO on one side and H4 on the other side? ## Hello, Rob! How are you? Apotex Canada lists this as being a pale yellow tablet, which contains 4mgs of Hydromorphone. 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?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Yellow with D on one side and 4 on the other
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Is there a new kid in town? I have taken dilaudid #4 for years and it normally has a P on one side, now I see a D on them. Anybody else?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
easier on the stomach hydromorphone or tylenol 3
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Tylenol #3 irritates my digestive tract to the point I now require ppi medication. Is Hydromorph 3mg a safer alternative?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
hydromorphone hydrochloride in bloodstream
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How long does hydromorphone and hydrochloride remain in your bloodstream before being metabolized? ## Hello, Chucky! How are you? Hydromorphone Hydrochloride is actually just one substance, not two. The Hydrochloride just designates the specific chemical salt that the medication is derived from. It usually only takes about 11.5 to 15.6 hours, but that could increase to 40 hours, if someone has renal impairment. 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?
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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: (81 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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