Active Ingredient(s): Hydromorphone
FDA Approved: * December 7, 1992
Pharm Company: * ABBOTT
Category: Pain Relief

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Dilaudid Overview

Hydromorphone, also known as dihydromorphinone, and sold under the brand name Dilaudid, among others, is a centrally acting pain medication of the opioid class.[3] It is made from morphine. Comparatively, hydromorphone is to morphine as hydrocodone is to codeine – it is a hydrogenated ketone thereof. In medical terms, it is an opioid analgesic, and in legal terms, a narcotic. Hydromorphone is commonly used in the hospital setting, mostly intravenously (IV) because its bioavailability is...

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doctors who are willing to prescribe oxy for fibromyalgia and arthritis
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I have severe fibromyalgia and arthritis. I am in severe pain most of the time with no relief. ## Hello, Sherri! How are you? If you require such a medication for the long-term ongoing treatment of pain, you'll need to see a pain management specialist, due to the new directives set forth by the DEA last year. Most general practitioners aren't going to want to take the risk of prescribing it. Do you currently have a PCP that could refer you to someone? If so, that might be the quickest and easiest way to find the help you need. The FDA lists this medication as being 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. What is your general location? This information might en...
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Nausea from Dilaudid andFentanyl
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My wife takes 4-8mg dilaudid a day and is on 125 mcg/h fentanyl patch she is having really bad nausea ## She is taking to much narcotic! She is lucky she isn't overdosed. You will never get rid of all you pain, period! It is a fine balance between pain control and quality of life. i would reduce to 4 mg and you can break the 8's in half. They are not time released if labeled Dilaudid or hydromorphone! Chronic Pain Patient from Florida who can't find anyone to fill my 8mg Dilaudid! ## I have a lot of experience with Dilauded, and this side-effect is very common. I recommend Gravol Suppsitories, they'll take away the nausea without interfering with her pain treatment. ## That can be a normal side effect of opiate medications, as reported by the FDA, they can also cause diz...
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Hair loss and dilaudid
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I have been on dilaudid since March due to severe back pain and surgery. I am slowly getting off but noticed that my hair is thinning very rapidly on top. Anyone else have this proble,? ## Dilaudid contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone, which is a potent narcotic analgesic. Have you consulted your doctor? Hair loss is not a known side effect of this medication, but there are several other people that reported experiencing it, while taking it and there is really no way to say how any given medication will affect any one individual. However, if it is being caused by the medication, then in theory, it should improve, as you continue to lessen your use of it and discontinue the medication. ## I was looking up Dilaudid and hair loss, because that is the only thing that has changed in ...
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small orange pill with D on one side and 2 on the other
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Capital D on one side and a 2 on the other - I was told it was a Dilaudid. What is it? Can anyone help? ## D on one side and 2 on the other is Hydromorphone. Dilaudid has a P on one side, not a D
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Withdrawal Effects Of Weaning Off Dilaudid
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What are the effects during the weaning off period of Dilaudid? ## Hi Pal, Dilaudid withdrawal symptoms typically include the following side effects: Abnormal skin sensations Aches and pains Anxiety Cold- or flu-like conditions Diarrhea Goose bumps Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there) Headaches Insomnia Loss of appetite Mood swings Nausea and vomiting Pain Rigid muscles Rigors (fever chills), tremors, shivers Sleep difficulties Sneezing Sweating Upper respiratory problems There's some important information about withdrawing from dilaudid, that you can view in the link below: Please post back if you have any other questions or comments to add regarding this. ## How do you know if you have a cold or are you going through withdrawl ## I thought I had a...
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weaning off dilaudid pain pump
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how long does it take to be weaned off a medtronic pain pump with the med. dilaudid the pain management wants my daughter to come off it in one month is that to fast and will there be alot of side effects and withdrawal please help i'm really scared for her and they are suppose to start reducing tomorrow ## Dialudid is a potent narcotic containing the active ingredient Hydromorphone. It really depends on how high of a dosage she has been on and for how long. It should be done on a very slow taper, slowly decreasing her dosage every 5 to 7 days, until she eventually isn't using any. She will, more than likely, still experience some withdrawal effects when she finally does stop altogether, however, they should not be severe nor dangerous. Just somewhat miserable. Did they say why ...
Updated 6 days ago.
Doctors Willing To Prescribe Pain meds near joplin mo without a $500 initial fee
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Joplin or near joplin mo pain dr that will prescribe dilaudid and norco that dosent cost $ 500 for the first visit ## I'm sorry, but really that's about the average for most specialists. Do you have insurance to cover it? Learn more Norco details here. Can anyone else suggest someone that may be a bit cheaper? The only other suggestion I can make, if you don't have insurance, is to contact your local hospitals and see if they have a social work department. The people there often have a list of resources to help people that don't have insurance, so they can get the medical care they need. They may even know of a clinic that can help that has a sliding fee scale. ## Who is the doctor in Joplin? I live in Joplin, MO and have been to countless pain management specialists tha...
Updated 7 days ago.
what is stronger - dilaudid or opana?
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What is stronger, a Dilaudid 8mg or Opana 10mg? I was taking Dilaudid 8mg every 6 hrs for six months and then the pain would come back in three hours. My doctor has switched me to Opana 10mg er and this is the second day... I am in so much pain. How long will it take for Opana to be effective? I'm suffering, help. ## Hello, Dana! How are you doing? I am so sorry that you're in pain. You need 10.67 mgs of the Opana to equal each 8mgs you were taking of the Dilaudid, so the 10mg ER is not an equivalent dose, which likely explains your problem. 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 contacted your doctor? You need to let them know that this dose...
Updated 9 days ago.
dilaudid pain pump
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I would like to talk to anyone who has a pain pump with Dilaudid. My mother has a pain pump and I am worried she will be on it for the rest of her life. She has had the pump for many years and I feel it has affected her greatly. She had to have all her teeth pulled because they were rotting and she also has a problem with her tongue burning and red all the time. I am worried she will never get off the pain pump because she is addicted... she also falls asleep all the time even while you are talking to her. Thanks for any advice. Teresa. ## Dilaudid contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone, this is a narcotic analgesic. There is a different between addiction and dependence. Dependence, which is more than likely what is happening to your mother, occurs when you are just using somethin...
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pain doctors new Orleans
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hey everybody. A pain management patient. And I am trying to find a new doctor right now I am trying to find a doctor hopefully in the West Bank area and who is a generous Dr. And compassionate. I have seen many doctors over the past 5 years and I take very very large amounts of narcotics because of my incredibly severe injuries to my spine a Mississippi River barge accident. I was told by the people at Tulane Hospital I was the absolute worst they have ever seen. So yeah.. I need to find a new doctor right now who can prescribe me medicine that I need to be on. Specifically looking for a doctor who not only would take my insurance, but who is also prescribed me my dilaudid IV medicine that I can take home from the pharmacy.any kind of help would be much appreciated. Thank you. ## Hello...
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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.

NDC Database Records for Dilaudid: (22 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 35356-007 Dilaudid 4 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-514 Dilaudid 2 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 42858-122 Dilaudid 2 mg Oral Tablet by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.p.
  • 42858-234 Dilaudid 4 mg Oral Tablet by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.p.
  • 42858-338 Dilaudid 8 mg Oral Tablet by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.p.
  • 42858-416 Dilaudid 5 mg/5ml Oral Solution by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.p.
  • 54868-2413 Dilaudid 2 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-2905 Dilaudid 4 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4147 Dilaudid 8 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-1610 Dilaudid 4 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 59011-441 Dilaudid 1 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-442 Dilaudid 2 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-444 Dilaudid 4 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-451 Dilaudid 5 mg/5ml Oral Liquid by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-452 Dilaudid 2 mg Oral Tablet by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-454 Dilaudid 4 mg Oral Tablet by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-458 Dilaudid 8 mg Oral Tablet by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 65084-440 Dilaudid 4 mg Oral Tablet by Mckesson Rxpak Inc
  • 70399-102 Dilaudid 8 mg Oral Tablet by V1 Pharma LLC
  • 76045-009 Dilaudid 1 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC
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Other drugs which contain Hydromorphone or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

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