Hydromorphone

Category: Pain Relief



Hydromorphone 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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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?
Updated 15 hours 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. ## My girlfriend has a lg. bottle of pills all are yellow, blank on one side & the #'s 44 over # 194 on the other side. I am very concerned. She has a history of drug abuse & I love her d...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Hydromorphone and late side affects
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I have been taking a low dose Hydromorphone 2mg 3 times daily for 2 years now due to chronic pain from injuries I sustained in an accident. I want to eventually get off this drug all together, because truthfully I am afraid of this narcotic. My question is this, is it possible to experience side affects now after 2 years being on it? Recently, in the last few weeks I have been experiencing things that didnt bother me before with this drug. I dont know if its the drug thats doing this. I have severe drowsiness that comes and goes throughout the day, to the point where I have to hang on to the walI, it feels like I am going to pass out. I have abdominal pain, i am feeling fatigue and muscle pain throughout my body, and loss of balance alot. Is it possible to have these occuring now after ...
Updated 11 days ago.
 
ER opiods causing blood pressure spike
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Hi. I took Hydromorphone 4mg 4 times a day for 11 years, but doc retired and pain management insists on extended release. Oxycontin ER caused my BP to spike high then return to normal in 4 hours..unacceptable. Hydromorphone ER is doing the same thing. Is there something about the extended release that could be causing my blood pressure to spike? Had no problem before switching to ER opiods. ## Hello, Jeanne! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems you're experiencing. No, these medications typically cause low blood pressure, rather than high. 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 it possible that your blood pre...
Updated 26 days ago.
 
Can you take hydromorphone with AA-Metronidazole
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I am still taking hydromorphone capsules for pain. My doctor doesn't know that I still have some left over from a previous time... I was prescribed AA-Metronidazole for an infection... Will it be ok to take both? ## Hello, Jade! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed between these medications, but it's always best to double check such information to be sure. Were they both prescribed by the same doctor? The FDA classifies Hydromorphone 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. Metronidazole is an antibiotic and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain.
Updated 30 days ago.
 
4mg 3x daily of hydromorphone
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I have taken hydrmorphone (4mg) 3 times a day for 3 yrs now. How long does does hydromorphone remain in your blood? ## Hi Warhorse1, When it comes to determining how long Hydromorphone remains in your blood, my research suggests that blood work done by a lab can only detect it for up to an "estimated" 24 hours or so (meaning there's probably negligible amounts or none at all by that point). Given Hydromorphone's relatively short half-life of about 2.5 hours, I wouldn't necessarily doubt those claims either. However, I'm sure these numbers could easily become cumulative over the course of 3 years and also based upon its frequency of use. Things like that may be a bit hard to factor into a time frame, but I hope this helps provide you with a ballpark figure. Happy ...
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.
 
Hydromorphone 2 Mg
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Using Hydromorphone 2 Mg. What should I look for and how to prevent terrible constipation with this medication. Thank you for your time. ## Hydromorphone is a narcotic, so along with the constipation, it may also cause dizziness, dry mouth and nausea. It really isn't good to mix other medications with it, without checking with your doctor. When I was on narcotic pain management, what I found that worked best to prevent the constipation and is completely natural were fiber supplements. Most people don't get enough in their diet, anyway and fiber is not known to cause reactions with many other medications. Are there any other questions? ## Take magnesium suppliments, when i broke my arm they gave my hydromorphone and i took magnesium to build bone density and stop constipation. ##...
Updated 1 month 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 2 months 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? ## Hello, Patty! How are you? It would take 72mgs of the MS Contin to equal each 18mgs of the Hydromorphone. However, the problem is that your MS Contin tablets are expired. Medications lose effectiveness over time, so you should actually dispose of them. Doubling up isn't safe to try, either, since that could result in an overdose. 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 mou...
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.

NDC Database Records for Hydromorphone: (77 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.
  • 57 more results ...

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


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Hydromorphone came up as oxycontin ua My UA at the my pain management Doctor's office came up positive for Oxycontin, but I am prescribed Hydromorphone 4m... 2 replies
Hydromorphone 6, 12mg extened release. 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 ... 2 replies
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Hydromorphone to Methadone wise? Is it wise to go from Hydromorphone to Methadone? Looking for more pain relief. I have a tolerance to Hydromorphone now ... 1 reply
hydromorphone 2mg with a p on other side Hi I'm Honey and I'm new here, I was taking 10mg of oxycodon my doc changed it and now taking Hydromorphone 2mg ... 1 reply