Dilaudid Brand Vs Hydromorphone Generic

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Leonard Says:


I have a Medtronic's pain pump. When brand name Dilaudid is being used I do just fine. When the Dr. refills and puts generic Hydromorphone (without changing the dosage), within hours I'm stumbling & losing my balance & very light headed. Dr, says there is no difference they are made the same. If they are the same then why do I have bad results without knowing that he put the generic in? I can't stand & close my eyes without hanging on to something or I will fall in 2 or 3 seconds.



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Leonard Says:

What I wanted to know about my earlier post today is ! they talk about fillers being different between brand name Dilaudid and the generic Hydromorphone can you help me in any way? Help!

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Leonard! How are you?

Yes, under the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, generics are allowed to differ from the name brand in the amount of the active ingredient by as much as plus or minus 20%.

Give the symptoms you've described, which can be side effects of this medication, it's possible that the generic is slightly stronger than the name brand that you're used to.

Does it alleviate your pain?

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Leonard Says:

Hi I have the same problem, I have been told that it is the fillers, I will not let them put generic Dilaudid in my pump because it doesn't take care of my pain & I couldn't close my eyes without hanging on to something. If you are going to a pain clinic go to the supervisor or CEO & tell them what going on & that you do fine with brand name Dilaudid, my doctor told me it was all in my head that their was no difference, I don't know why they are so hard headed about it. I went to his supervisor & the doc called me with in minutes, are you trying to get me fired? I said are you trying to kill me? Now on Jan 23/17 he told me that they don't make brand name anymore. In his reports he stated that I did much better on brand name dilaudid, Talk to a malpractice atty

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Sonny Says:
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Chronic pain is paralyzing my body and in BC Canada I can no longer obtain this med from my family physician due to Canada's Health Care restrictions of opioids to patients suffering from cancer only. "Please help"?

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Gwen Says:
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Sonny, you can still get Dilaudid or other opioids in BC. They suggested that it is better for cancer patients. However, they also stated that if other patients do bad with tapering after one month, then the tapering should be abandoned. You can go online and read the report for yourself. Go to the BC College of physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. There is also a Canadian site, which BC gets there guidelines from. And the National Pain Centre. Which has put out the Draft form "The Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain."
Doctor Andrea Furlan of the Canadian College said" opioids are effective, and people with pain, have the right to be treated with them"
I hope this helps.

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Joe Says:

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Hi Sonny, i also live in canada. What's happenng is our wonderfull goverment is puttng heavy stress on doctors not to prescribe as if the doctors get flagged they face serious $$ issues, forced to lawyer up and face an investigation. You do have several options, i am in the same situation as you. I have serious back issues and need my meds and i get them. I feel you my friend. Are u in vancouver or far from the city? Have u tried pain clinics? Problem with B.C. is because of all the negative attention its getting, they think people want these to feel high. Just really a retarded weird Trudeau, let's legalize marijuana but let's remove pain killers from people who really need it.

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Joe Says:

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Hi Gwen, the problem is this is turning into a scare tactic. A recent Ontario doctor is under investigation by the college of medicine, the doc is forced to lawyer up when this happens, out of his pocket. This is only in extreme cases - in this case the doctor had 84 patients under a high dosage, but none the less a good scare tactic, as now only 1 in 4 doctors in Canada will prescribe opioids and only after trying other options. There are some amazing pain specialists who do not care about the government, this btw is only a guide for doctors. I have a family clinic where all 3 doctors prescribe opioids and plus i have a pain clinic. Even when i overtake my meds, i get a 30 day dosage at a time, but i always turn up 4-5-6 days before and doctors still prescribe as they understand what pain is. All depends on the doctor. If a doctor tells me "its all in my head", i've had actually one tell me to try smarties chocolates and imagine to myself that they are opioids and they will do just the same.

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monster Says:
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Re: Joe (# 7)
lies all lies ive been prescribed opiates dilaudid 8 mg by two different doctors in the past mont.


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