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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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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 2 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 24 days 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 1 month 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 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 1 month 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.
Double Schedule II script in Texas
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I got a script from my pain mgmt doctor today for 120 4mg Hydromorphone, been doing so for years. Had it filled but got 120 hydrocodone 10/325. Told them that was wrong and they sent me back to doc to get another script. I went back and had it filled only to find i now had both scripts filled and ready for pickup. Although i tried to explain to them the mix up they insisted that i had 2 orders ready for pick up(I Swear!). I paid for both and left. Am I in any trouble? I have a State license that i would lose for a felony and couldn't make a living. Please help im scared in Texas, ## Hello, Frog! How are you? They couldn't make you take them both, you could simply have refused the one that wasn't correct. Yes, you could get in trouble, if someone questions this. The best thin...
Updated 2 months ago.
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Could you please tell me which is stronger a #2 MG hydromorphone small round orange pill. Or a 4mg hydromorphone alittle larger round white pill! Might seem obvious but I had #4 / 50 of them and they were suppose to go higher, now I got 100 #2 hydromorphone. Thanks ## Hello, Karen! How are you? I'm sorry about the confusion. The 4mg is a stronger dosage than the 2mg, as with anything else, with medications, the higher number means it is stronger. Thus, they didn't change your dosage, at all. The FDA lists 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.
tiny white round pill with 4 imprint on one side blank on the other side
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found this need to know what it is very tiny round white with imprint 4 on one side ## It sounds like a hydromorphone generic for dilaudid a four milligram. They have different manufactures they also come in yellow color with 4mg. These are used for severe pain. ## Hello, Sarah! How are you? According to the prescription drug identification databases, the Hydromorphone that Jeanie mentioned would also have an M on it. The FDA lists that 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. So far, I've been unable to find one with just a 4 on it. However, I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone else recognize this tablet? ## No ...
Updated 2 months ago.
What Pharmacy In Spring Hill Fl Has 8mg Hydromorphone Stock
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who knows what pharmacy has generic dilaudid in stock in spring hill Fl. 34606?! ## In order to find out which pharmacy has this medication in stock, you'd probably have to go in person to each pharmacy that you intend on having it filled at and ask them in person. Reason being is that most pharmacists will be reluctant to tell a complete stranger over the phone if they have one of the most potent narcotic pain relievers in stock. If you are having trouble filling a script, I have heard that others are trying Walgreens Mail Order services with better success. Is there anyone else in Florida who can suggest what has or hasn't worked for you, in so far as filling your prescription? ## I was having a big problem getting my scripts filled for different scheduled drugs over the years...
Updated 3 months 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 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...
Updated 3 months ago.

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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