How Long Does Dilaudid 8 Last

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how long does dilaudid 8 last
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Just switched from methadone 30mg daily for chronic neck pain. Herniated c3456. I was taking it 3x a day and it just stopped working. PM Dr switched me to dilauded 8mg 3xs a day. How ever it last about 3-4 hours. Is this normal ## You may need to speak to your doctor about adjusting the dose, so it works longer, or perhaps switching to the time released formulation to keep your pain under control longer. 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. How long have you been taking it? ## 5 days now. I called my Dr he told me in the visit that it may not last ...
Updated 4 months ago in Dilaudid.
Tue, Jan 12 '16, 2:48 PM
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I am curious as to how often this med. can be taken. currently I take it every 8 hours, but it doesn't last that long. ## I take 6mg diludid suppossitory (2 3mg )with 50 mg Phenegan shots every 3-4 hours for my Gastroparesis Episodes. I have build up a tolerance to the drugs and have to take high doses now. The body does seem to build up immunities to the two drugs and I have to up the doseage about every year. We are trying 75 mg Demerol now instead of diludid to try and break the cycle, but it doesn't seem to be working as well. ## The doctors i have dealt with as to using dilaudid some will let u have 1 mg every 3 hours which doeant last that long 4 me but if i ask for stronger dose they look at me like I am nuts. Or they are afraid I will become addicted to it. Its like figh... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Dilaudid.
Wed, Sep 26 '12, 2:53 PM
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## used for severe pain in initial emergency visit to hospital, ## Is delodid and dilaudid the same thing? Is delodid a slang, it is listed on internet under painkillers, typically in individual testimoies. Have small, oblong light red pill, Wiith an A on one side, 9 scored 0 on the other. Told this was a 10mg delodid prescribed and bought from Walgreens pharmacy. Need to find out what this pill is...thank uou ## Yes, they are the same thing, Hydromorphone, the people typing that are just guessing at the spelling. And that pill is not Dilaudid, it is more than likely something over the counter. There are no Dilaudid pills listed in the U.S. databases with that marking. ## Well, I do know for a fact as I was at the E.R. last night and you CAN take dillaudid orally...... ## What is the st... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Dilaudid.
Fri, Mar 22 '13, 7:27 PM
Dilaudid doesn't work for pain
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I am allergic to Vicodin and Percocet so for my last 2 surgical procedures have been prescribed 4mg oral Dilaudid. I understand that it is a very powerful pain reliever but I get minimal relief from it so is it possible that my pain receptors are not responsive to this type of medication? The only other pain med that I take is Lodine (NSAID) for arthritis. It seems that I get more pain relieve from 2 Tylenol but am still in alot of pain with that. Both times after surgery I have stopped taking the Dilaudid after 3 days because I'm still in pain and on top of that constipated. Has anyone had this same minimal response and any suggestions on other pain meds I could use if needed? ## Odd. I too had little relief from Dilaudid. I was in a motorcycle accident, and they gave me that after... ...
Updated 12 days ago in Dilaudid.
Mon, May 16 '16, 11:44 AM
fill dilaudid fl 8mg #120
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I've moved here to Palm Harbor Fl in July from Mi. I've been with Walgreens for yrs with this. In Oldsmar, Fl the walgreens on tampa rd always filled them. I moved over to palm harbor, trying to stay in the laws. I used a walgreens here, big mistake. The guy came out from the counter yelling saying I shouldn't be on 4 a day 8mg dilaudid and blocked me from all walgreens. I'm trying cigna home delivery pharmacy. If this don't work. I'm fully insured with medicare a, b, d/medicaid... where can I get #120 of 8mg of dilaudid filled in pinellas county? ## Hello, Gary! How are you? I'm very sorry about what happened. According to the new directives set forth by the DEA last year, doctor's are supposed to lower the amounts that someone is taking to get them on t... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Dilaudid.
Tue, Dec 29 '15, 4:22 PM
Increasing Dilaudid
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Right now I am on 8mg every 4 hours. Is it okay to increase that to 12 mg every 4 hours. ## Are you having a problem with the 8mg, is it no longer working? How long have you been taking it? Learn more Dilaudid details here. This is a very potent narcotic, so any titration up must be done very carefully. Have you talked to your doctor? ## I have only been on the total 4 mg for just a few months. My GP is away right now and I will certainlly discuss a increase in mg. with her when she returns. I am in pain because of a shoulder pain. I had a replacement done 3 yrs ago and always have had a bit of discomfort. Within the last year the pain has increase immensely - that is why the morphine. I am now waiting for an U/S to see if I have ripped the tendon. Sometiime the lower dose helps, but al... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Dilaudid.
Sun, Sep 23 '12, 1:16 PM
Weaning off Dilaudid
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I have been taking 8 mgs. of Dilaudid 4 times a day for the last 6 months for a chronic illness. 3 months ago I had surgery to give some relief to my illness, and I have since found some stabilization to my symptoms. As such, my doctors want to wean me off of the Dilaudid. I am very nervous about the idea because I have noticed in the mornings (after not having the Dilaudid for 12 hours), I feel a bit anxious and I have joint and muscle aches and pains. Therefore, the first thing I do is take my Dilaudid. Currently to wean me off my doctor is suggesting that I taper back one pill a day (around lunchtime) each week so that I go from taking 8 4mg. tablets a day to taking one 4 mg. tablet a day. This process should take about one month to complete, and it truly frightens me. Do you have an... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Dilaudid.
Sat, Apr 02 '16, 10:19 AM
Way too much dilaudid
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Hello everyone, Currently i am prescribed 16mg orally of dilaudid every 3-4 hours. I have just begun my 1st day of weaning myself off by cutting down to 14 mg for this next whole week, with the help of valium. I will continue to cut down like this until the last dose. Now i understand that this is an extremely high dose but im focusing on getting off of it and not worrying about how i got on it. The reason it got so high was because i have this chronic severe chest pain that after 4 1/2 months they have been unable to find a reason for the pain. Last week in the hospital i was in so much pain and and didnt know why until i found out that some idiot dr. cut my dilaudid dose in half, so i was screaming and pain and going through severe withdrawl. I know i have a long tough road ahead of m... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Dilaudid.
Mon, Nov 28 '11, 1:31 PM
dilaudid manufacturer
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I live in Orlando, FL and have had trouble filling my script any advise! ## I also live in Orlando and spent the last 2 days looking for pharmacies to refill my prescription for 4mg tabs. I have chronic pancreatitis and take it daily. Please help!!! ## Dear Jules, Sorry to hear about your trouble trying to fill that prescription. No matter your location, I would just encourage you to talk with your doctor about this problem filling medication he/she writes for. Perhaps your doctor can call-in the prescription to ensure that the script is verified and accounted for, putting the pharmacy in check-mode for getting it filled. If for some odd reason they refuse to fill such prescriptions, I think it would then be your doctor's duty/responsibility to write for something else that can be f... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Dilaudid.
Fri, Jan 22 '16, 3:30 PM
Getting of 4 mg Dilaudid
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I just had My Tonsils out and Uvula Trimmed. It is a very painful recovery so far. I was given 5mg of ocycodone to take 2 pills every 6 hours. one of my friends gave me 75 4 mg dialaudid. I have been taking 1 4mg every 6 hours sometimes every 4 hours. i found the oxycodone 5mg did not work well so i switched over after the 2nd day. I have a bit of an addictive personality and i do not want to get addicted to this. the acute pain should last about another week from what i was told. What is the best way to start getting off the dilaudid ? i tried taking less of the dilaudid, ie extending times between doses or skipping but the pain is unbearable for me. Im 30 years old and the tonsils were the biggest the surgeon has told me he has seen. I lost over a litre of blood during the procedure w... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Dilaudid.
Sat, Sep 14 '13, 5:37 PM
Fentanyl Does Not Last 48 Hours
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I am currently on a Mylan Fentanyl patch 50mcg/hr. I was on 75mcg patch which worked well with my pain but the patches dont last 48 hours. After about 30-36 hours I start having major withdrawel symptoms and pain. I had these withdrawels with both doses of the fentanyl patches. My dr dropped my down to 50mcg to see if it would help but it does'nt. I have some Dilaudid for breakthrough pain but it does'nt work at all for pain or withdrawel syptoms. The dilaudid is basically useless to me. Has anyone had a Mylan Fentanyl patch thats doing this?? I saw my dr today and he's considering taking me off the patches and back to the pills again. This really sucks. The patches have worked well for about 10 months now. ## Very sorry for what you are going through. It is possible that yo... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Fentanyl.
Sun, Apr 26 '15, 4:16 PM
Dilaudid 1mg/5ml cough syr
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Dilaudid cough syrup in the USA and Canada is a scheduled II controlled drug as it has 1 mg of hydromorohone per 5ml of cough solution .. It never was over the counter in the last 50+ yrs... You may be confused with some Meds like robitussin AC which has only 10mg of CODIENE in it per 30ml of syrup and thus is a controlled 5 script and you can sign for it at some states pharmacy counter!! ## I'm not sure who suggested otherwise to you, but Dilaudid Cough Syrup (guaifenesin + hydromorphone) is definitely regarded as a controlled substance - available by prescription-only. Perhaps other countries are more liberal about its presence over the counter, due to the guaifenesin, but at least here in the US it requires a doctor's script (probably because of dilaudid's high potential ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Dilaudid Cough Syrup.
Sun, Jun 23 '13, 7:08 PM
Withdrawal from dilaudids
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Hey everyone, im recently cutting down from 16mg of dilaudid every 3-4 hrs to im at 4mg every 4 hrs now. Ive been on dilaudid for 10 months for a tumor that went undiagnosed for 8 months. Most doctors thought i was just drug seeking because they couldnt find out what was causing my pain, so im relieved they finally found something and i had it removed and i feel so much better. Now all my other problems are solved except for the dilaudid dependance. Any tips on getting off this stuff. It gets extremely unbearable after just 5 hours from the last dose. I know i dont need it for pain anymore, i just want to be off everything and back to normal. Any help would be appreciated ## Hey, that's all normal. I'm in the same boat but w/oxycodone. Anyone who's not an opiate user (and es... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Dilaudid.
Tue, Sep 08 '15, 4:06 AM
dilaudid perscribers inb nyc
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i need to get my script filed.. i literally got it filed 3 days ago and lost the whole bottle.. my dr wont write another one and I am running really low from last month.. need to see dr tomorrow.. please any help would be greatly appreciated.. i have been on for 12 years and i have a new2 job.. i will not make it thru this month w xmas and the kids... thanks in advance! ## any help greatly appreciated located in New York City lost my prescription for the Loudoun for milligrams if anyone can help me out with a referral do a good pain mgmt doctor for roxicodone or Dilaudin immediate release I will be greatly appreciative. you can get back to me at {edited for privacy} ...
Updated 2 years ago in Dilaudid.
Mon, Dec 09 '13, 8:56 AM
I Have A Herniated Disc At L5s1 And Am Taking 8mg Dilaudid 1every 2 To Three Hours As Neede For Pain First It Was Working Well Now Doesnt Last
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need info on 8mg dilaudid and what might be a good medication for breakthrough pain while taking this med every 2 hours. please help. ive been on oxycontin & roxycodone and cant find them anymore thats why i changed to dilaudid. please help. ## Opana Ir Or Er im sure an Opana 40 Er would would cover your pain if not try Morphine, I prefer morphone. Hydro-morphone= dilaudid. Oxy-morphone=Opana. I say Opana is ATLEAST equal to an Oc 80. Fentayln patches also work great as well as liquid Morphine Sulfate. Mainly for Iv but can be ingested. ## YEs, if you're on the regular release formulation, you may want to ask your doctor about using the time release formulation for longer pain control. As was already mentioned, it's called Opana ER. Does anyone else have any ideas to add? ##... ...
Updated 16 days ago in Dilaudid.
Wed, May 11 '16, 3:22 PM
Hydromorphone 4mg or Dilaudid
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My Dr. had me on percocet but I was have nightmares on it, so he switched me to Morphine 15mg for break through pain and Morphine 30mg for long lasting. Nether percocet or morphine were working so he switched me to Dilaudid 4mg, and when I take one pill I don't feel anything but if I take two all I want to so is sleep. Is there anything that I can do about this, and is there one pain medicine that works better then another? I mean where on the pain chart does Dilaudid fall under. pls help so that I can ask my Dr. to help with the pain but sleep 14 hours during the day as well as 9 hours as night. ## take loratab 10 - watson 533 brand. they are strong and wont give you nightmares ## Rosanna, it's really going to be a matter of trial and error to find out what medication works for... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Hydromorphone.
Mon, Mar 18 '13, 9:57 AM
Dilaudid Withdrawal Pregnancy
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I am 19 weeks pregnant. I have been taking 2mg Dilaudid every four hours daily, which would be a total of 12mg in a 24hr period. I have been taking it since 13 weeks pregnant, so a little over 6 weeks. I have been taking it every single day for chronic kidney pain. My doctor decided to transfer my care to a pain management clinic, and my appointment is not until Tuesday, it is currently Saturday. My OB refuses to write me a script to get to through until my appointment, and even though I have been taking them only as directed, they want be to come in and be converted to Methadone. NOT HAPPENING. I will suffer through all the pain in the world before having a child born to Methadone. My OB has refused to wean me down on the medication, so I am currently off it cold turkey. My last dose w... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Dilaudid.
Fri, Apr 22 '16, 8:52 PM
how long of relief do I have?
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I just got out of the ED for a major migraine that lasted days. They gave me 2-4 mg 2x. The pain went from a 9 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst pain. Got it to a 4. How long does it control the pain? I'm scared to feel the pain again. I did just take 2 10mg oxycodones. Am I protected for a while? ## Meant to say 2-4mg 2x in 3 hrs of dilaudid. ## Probably about 4 to 6 hours, though there's no way to say for sure, since much of it depends on your own body. 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. You should see your PCP for a preventative. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 7 months ago in Oxycodones.
Tue, Sep 29 '15, 11:45 AM
dilaudid withdrawal going on 27 hrs
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I've been taking 8-12mg dilaudid daily in 2-3 doses. It's been 27 hrs since my last dose and I'm feeling it. The feelings of emptiness and hopelessness are overwhelming me. I've been crying all day. When will these feelings go away :( ## It may take several weeks for things to improve. Other withdrawal effects you may experience, as described by the FDA, may include rebound pain, nausea, fever and chills. Has there been any change, yet? ...
Updated 1 month ago in Dilaudid.
Thu, Apr 07 '16, 12:50 PM
is dilaudid and oxycodone30 the same
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My dr switched my oxycodone 30mg to dilaudid 8 mg.I am wondering how they compare to one another ## Based on my research, Dilaudid is much stronger then Oxycodone, but it doesn't last very long in it's immediate release formula. Oxycodone has an extended release formula (Oxycontin); which may be better suited for some people when used chronically for long term pain relief. 8mg of Dilaudid is "roughly equivalent" to 20mg of Oxycodone. This information is based on my own findings and is not relative to each individual's body chemistry or cross tolerance, as every drug can effect each person differently. I hope this info helps! ## what mg of dilaudid is equal to 15 mg of oxycodone ## 5mg Dilaidid ## 16MG of dilaudid(2 8mg tabs) is equal to 30mg oxycodone swallowing dila... ...
Updated 11 days ago in Dilaudid.
Tue, May 17 '16, 10:03 AM

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