Hydromorphone

Category: Pain Relief



Hydromorphone 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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worst drug to withdrawal from
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I'm very nervous, i am currently taking 8mg of hydromorphone and 30 mg of oxycontin a day and might have to have a surgery. I suffer from chronic pain from hideous chronic neuro lyme disease. I started taking hydromorphone because it actually helps with terrible undeniable chronic pain. If i am told i need surgery i will have to tell them because i would not be able to come home for 3 days. I am prescribed the oxycontin but not the dilaudid, and i heard the withdrawals would be hell on earth. Any experience from anyone? ## Hello, Holly! How are you? Certain medications can also interfere with anesthesia, so not tell them could put you at great risk, or possibly cause life threatening complications. Thus, it is best to be honest and tell them everything you have been taking. The FDA ...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
can you take hydromorphone with tylenol 3
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Can I take Tylenol 3 with hydromorphone if I am still in pain? ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? Tylenol 3 contains Codeine and Acetaminophen, so it would best not to mix these medications, unless your doctor approves. It could create the risk of overdose, especially in someone that isn't opiate tolerant. The FDA classiness 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? ## Yes you can take the Tylenol 3 with hydromorphone. I used too be prescribed four 8mg hydromorphone and four Percocet tens a day. Its perfectly safe just dont drive until you know how it affects you! ## Thank all u guys for replying to my question ...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
hydromorphone 4mg
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i take hydromorphone 4mg as needed but i wanted to know was it safe taking two tablets ## Hydromorphone, the active ingredient in Dilaudid is a very potent narcotic analgesic. That said, it is not advisable to increase your dosage without your doctor's approval. Doing so runs the risk of overdose and other serious side effects, such as organ damage. If your current dosage does not control your pain, you should speak to your doctor to explore your other options. Have you contacted them yet? ## Due to a near fatal accident I had in 2007, I have many chronic physical problems, some accident related and others such as severe arthritis, torn ligaments in both knees, disc problems bot sides of the back. The disc and knee problems are so painful that surgery is my option. I started out tak...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Switching from Percocet to Hydromorphone
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I was prescribed 8 mg of ER Hydromorphone today in place of Percocet 10/325 3x a day. I hope it works without making me sleepy or tired. I'm scared, but need to find one medication instead of so many Percocet. What is your take on how these two medications compare with one another? ## Each 10mgs of Oxycodone is equivalent to 3.75mgs of Hydromorphone, so it is stronger and may work better for you. However, all narcotic opiates could cause drowsiness, and fatigue as side effects, according to FDA reports, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, and constipation. Have you started taking it, yet? If so, how is it working for you? ## Can you take 6 mg of diladad safetly with 20 mg of oxycontin three times a day
Updated 1 month 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 taken 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 ...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
What is Hydromorphone called in Bangladesh?
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I am going to Bangladesh soon and don't know what this medication is called or translated into.
Updated 2 months ago.
 
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? ## which is better at stopping pain of a broken rib hydrmorphone or morphine? ## My drug panel came back for hydromorphine but I only take morphine and ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Strongest to weakest Pain Medication
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weakest to strongest pain medications ## LoLo Go to: Wikipedia and search Opioid Comparison ## Yes, there are really far too many for anyone to list them all and compare them for you, especially with your lack of specificity. If you restrict it to opiates, as capt ekim talked about searching for, then that narrows the list a bit, but in regards to general analgesics there are many on the market, both over the counter and prescription only medications. Additionally, there's no way to really know which will be stronger or weaker for any given person, since medications can affect everyone differently. For example, I get completely whacked out sick from some that work great for other people and their best choices don't do anything to help me with pain. Are there any other questions ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
white oblong pill - hydromorphone image
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White oblong pill divided with 2 sides of a triangle or a 4 and M on the other half. The backside is smooth. Is there an image of this tablet?
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Adverse Interactions between Hydromorphone and Hydrocodone
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Does Hydromorphone and Hydrocodone carry the risk of any adverse drug interactions when taken four hours apart? ## Yes, it could result in an overdose, if someone isn't opiate tolerant. They may also experience more intense side effects than usual, according to the FDA, which could include nausea, dizziness, constipation, and drowsiness. Have they both been prescribed for the patient? Are they on any other medications?
Updated 4 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: (90 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.
  • 70 more results ...

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