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 Exalgo Hydromorphone Hci

Hydromorphone, also known as dihydromorphinone, and sold under the brand name Dilaudid among others, is an opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain.[3] Long term use is typically only recommended for pain due to cancer.[5] It may be used by mouth or by injection into a vein, muscle, or under the skin.[3] Effects generally begin within half an hour and last for up to five hours.[3] Common side effects include dizziness, sleepi...
EXALGO

NEED TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EXALGO BECAUSE PRIOR CHAT WITH MY DOC WAS NOT ENOUGH. IT IS 24 HR PAIN RELIEF APPROVED FDA 3/1/2010, 1 A DAY DOSE HYDROMORMOPHONE. RELEASED IN ALL OTHER COUNTRIES. IS IT ON THE MARKET FOR BREAKTHROUGH PAIN LIKE DILAUDID OR OITHER DRUG? I NEED TO DISCUSS THIS SINCE I AM ON THE COMPUTER SICK FROM OXYCONTIN 80 OP. HOPE FOR INFO AND A DISCUSSION ON 24 HR EXALGO HYDROMORPHONE. THANKS FOR THE HELP! This post has been edited for legibility. ## Exalgo contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone in a time released formulation. This is a very s may potent narcotic. Side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and dry mouth. Read more: That said, your post is very hard to understand, especially in all capitals. I will gladly help with any information... ...

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exalgo er

Does exalgo er affect sperm count? ## No, Exalgo ER contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone in a controlled release formulation. It is a narcotic analgesic, these medications work similarly to downers, so they may lessen your libido, but should have no actual affect on your spermatozoa production. Learn more Exalgo ER details here. This medication also carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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Exalgo 8mg

I am just now taking this medication, but feel like I am having to take more hydrocodone 10's. I got off the fentanyl patches for the same reason. I am scared I may take too many and overdose......? Does anyone suggest anything? Also, I wake up in the middle of the middle of the night in severe pain. ## What dosage and frequency of taking them has your doctor recommended? You should be following that and, if it isn't handling your pain, then you should contact them for assistance. You can learn more Exalgo details here. I know pain is miserable, but a fatal overdose would be even worse. You have to be really careful with the Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen, since you can't exceed 4,000mgs of the Acetaminophen in a day, going over that creates the danger of toxicity overdose from i... ...

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32mg exalgo

Is there anything that works better. My Doc and I are looking a Internal pain pump. Which would put the drug straight in my spinal cord and I would have to go in once a month to get a refill. I don't know which drug will be used probably morphine. ## Hello, Jeff! How are you? I'm sorry that you're in pain. What other medications have you tried? Have you ever tried the Fentanyl patches? 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. ## Some pain doctors, if you have been on narcs for a long time for a good reason (if you have reached your tolerance level on most drugs..by the way..with some docs thats a red flag and you only get three, sometimes less and y... ...

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Exalgo ER 16mg

I have been on this new EXPENSIVE drug EXALGO 16mg, The doctor's around here do not want to prescribe what I can take ( I am allergic to so much) and this stuff makes me sick and I break out in Hives worse then any other medication I have been on! Not only did my insurance have to make a fuss over covering this $750.00 medication for 30 a month but now that they are it is not helping me as well as my Nucynta's did and he wont put me back on them or NO DOCTOR in my area will give me the Rodxycodone due to the addicts, I don't want to be on a Schedule 2 drug but they claim I am seeking if I want something no as strong. What is wrong with these physicians these days, the ones that are not addcits can't get squat but send a addcit into the office and they come out with 2 or ... ...

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Exalgo Substitute

My insurance company will no longer cover the Exalgo, what would be a substitute? ## Exalgo contains the active ingredient Hydromorphone in a time released formulation. It is available as a generic, as well as under the trade names Opana and Opana ER. Thus, your doctor should be able to prescribe one of those in an equivalent dosage. 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. Is there anything else I can help with? ## What is a comparable drug to exalgo? Exalgo costs too much on our insurance plan. Any ideas where I can get it cheaper? ...

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Exalgo 16 vs generic

Trying to find a picture of what the generic form of Exalgo 16mg tablets look like. ## Hello, Rose! How are you? What are the markings on the tablet in question? There is a 16mg extended release Hydromorphone tablet that is white, round and has the marking WPI 3630 on it and that is the only generic that I've found in this dosage, so far. 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. ## That is what I thought. Last month my pharmacist gave me my Rx of Exalgo half of the pills were the yellowish color with Exh and 16 on the tablet and some said the W with 3630 if I recall. When I asked for the generic again to save $$'s he said they only get the generic in no... ...

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exalgo co-pay assistance

I've been talking exalgo 32mg. And it takes some of my pain away. Before I was on methadone oxycodone, fentanyl pathches and they did nothing for me. But now my copay is over 800.00 a month. I don't waant to go back to the horrible pain due to my bone cancer. Does anybody know if there is a program to help us pay for exalgo ## Hello, Big TZ! How are you? There is an assistance program for this, one that helps with co-pays and one that does more. You can call them for more information to see if you qualify at 888-222-9853. 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. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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Opana ER Converted To Exalgo ER

What is the conversion of opana er to exalgo er? I used to take 20mg opana er 3 times a day and was switched to 16mg exalgo er once a day, but it doesn't seem to treat the pain as well or as steady as the opana. ## According to NIH conversions, it would require 15mgs of Exalgo to be equivalent to each 20mgs of Opana that you were taking, so no your dosage is not high enough to equal your prior medication. Are you on any other medications? Have you informed your medical provider? The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. ...

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Exalgo generic by Mallinckrodt

What are the differences between the brand name Exalgo (12 mg extended release) by Mallinckrodt and Mallinckrodt's generic formula of Exalgo? My doctor indicated generics, in general, can be "different" from brand name by as much as 30%. Since Mallinckrodt manufacturers both the brand name Exalgo and its generic, I am hoping they are the same. My insurance company wants to cut costs. Does anyone know what the differences are between the two? Thank you in advance! ## Hello, Kate! How are you? Under the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, the allowable difference is actually plus or minus 20% of the active ingredient, not 30. As to the differences, if any, unfortunately, I don't have any information on that, as companies aren't require to note them. There is also more than one m... ...

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switching from exalgo to oxycotin

I have been taking 16mg of Exalgo 3times daily with 3 doses of 8mg Dilaudid for break threw pain. What is a safe low amount to start of the Oxycontin. My doctor gave me 3 60mg a day and I am concerned about starting a 60mg right away. ## Hello, Dreamer! How are you? That dose of Oxycontin is slightly higher than the dose you were taking of the Exalgo. Each 16mgs of it is equal to 42.67mgs of the Oxycontin. However, you can't cut the Oxycontin to lower the dose, but you may want to ask your doctor about starting with 2 a day to see how that works for you. 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. Is there anything else I can help... ...

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can taking exalgo make u loose teeth

I have been loosing teeth (they r rotting and then falling out. Could this be from taking exalgo(hydromorphone) 32mg re for the 4 years ## Yes, it certainly could be. Opiate medications cause dry mouth, which allows bacteria that cause decay to remain on your teeth longer than usual, your saliva is typically a big help in washing some of it away. Additionally, they tend to leech minerals from the body, such as vitamin D and calcium, which can cause your teeth to become softer, so they decay easier. The NIH and FDA have several studies and articles available about this. You may want to speak to your dentist about doing some fluoride treatments and then putting a sealant on them to help prevent damage. Another good idea would be to keep your mouth more moist, frequent sips of water, or su... ...

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How to get the most out of your Exalgo

I have been on every narcotic out there from the lowest to 100 mg Morphine four times a day, in combination with OxyContin and Oxycodone, Norco, Percocet, and the 2mg Xanax four times a day with it. I got put on Exalgo 32 twice a day with Norco, Lyrica, and some other drugs and it was not taking care of the pain good enough. To make this short, I would put my Exalgo under my tongue to soften it up and split the pill with a pill splitter, you'll see grey and white. The white part is the med, but then I would chew it up or grind it in a pill grinder and swallow it. Works 100 times better and faster. ## Thanks for the advice. I know it's not recommended to take it that way, but you were right. I got relief for the first time. ## Since I started taking Exalgo (and yes, like the rest... ...

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exalgo is it better the oxycontin and opana

Whats the difference between exalgo and opana and oxycontin? ## Hello, Dana! How are you? As listed by the FDA, all 3 of these narcotics contain a different active ingredient. Exalgo contains a time released formulation of Hydromorphone. Opana contains Oxymorphone and Oxycontin contains Oxycodone in a time released formulation. All are narcotics that carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation and dry mouth. Out of the 3, Exalgo is the strongest, next would be Opana, then Oxycontin. To give you a comparison, for each 5mg of Oxycontin, you'd only need 2.5mgs of Opana to be equivalent and 1.88mgs of Exalgo. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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generic Exalgo extended release efficacy

Has anyone noticed a difference with Exalgo ER compared to the generic form of this drug? I have noticed that the generic does not work as well as the Trade name. Has anyone else found this to be true? ## How long have you been taking it? What are the markings on it? The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Are you on any other medications? ...

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I was told Exalgo was a good med for chronic pain!

My 1st. Try on Exalgo was not more than a pain in my stomach and lightened my leg severe pain.I almost lost that leg,my driving leg,had 7 fractures,2miniscus surgeries,the muscle that's supposed to be on the side of calf is now sticking out the front of my calf.My foot has numb & pain.everytime I get on a med that works,the manufacture changes how they make it then it isn't worth getting my hopes up of getting a med that works or won't be changed shortly after Im put on it.For 15 yrs.i was on fentynol patch,but that started all the changes in my MEDS due to the new not helping.Iat the last was on the lozenges but due to the only testing was done on cancer patients w chronic pain I can't get them anymore.Chronic pain is Chronic pain!Why make us suffer taking drugs tha... ...

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doctors willing to prescribe exalgo in indiana

Hello, I was doing wonderfully with my myriad chronic neck and back pain on 16mg Exalgo (generic is hydromorphone extended release) for 3 years with the same doctor, no other pain medication, simply ONE pill/day and never built up a tolerance! I'm certain I don't have to say how very rare THAT was, because it was for ME, as well. After being treated with many potent pain medications that would just quit working after a few weeks, going through endless rounds of useless inj's., one doctor started forcing me to get them done 3 times a week, thereafter I discovered most of the inj's. aren't supposed to be performed more than every three months at the MOST! Due to all the new laws, and also because he is extremely greedy; the doctor who formerly prescribed the Exalgo for... ...

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Exalgo 5 16mg A Day With Dilaudid 8mg for Breakthough

For the past year I have been taking Exalgo 16mg 5 pills in the morning with 8mg of Dilaudid for b/t pain. I had a severe back injury 4 yrs. ago. In the past I have taken Oxyicontin w/roxy & Mophine Sulfate w/a low dose morphine for b/t . Each pair for a little over a year. The Oxycontin was the best for my pain, I was able to function better. I transformed from an ambitious friendly person to a fowl mouthed demon. Awful!! Morphine after 1 1/2 years and losing five teeth, I was sure I had Alzheimers. I had no recall, couldn't remember names or how to do things. Now on Exalgo w/Dilaudid for b/t. It does not give me great pain relief but mentally I am close to normal, except for the depression, I cannot shake, for 3 years now. Please I need help with getting a new prescription. I ... ...

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Relief of constipation from Exalgo (or opiods in general)

I am unable to move my bowels from taking Exalgo and other opiods that I have taken for my chronic pain. I have tried taking drugs like Movantik and Amitiza that are supposed to relieve opiod constipation but they have not worked for me. Neither has more fiber, Colace, prunes, miralax etc. Anybody have any amazing remedy??? ## Very sorry about the problem you are having. I've been there, when taking opiates, but increased fiber intake helped me. Have you tried enemas, or suppositories? There are some available via prescription, and some over the counter products, since they are inserted anally, they work directly on the hardened stool. The FDA lists the typical side effects as including irritation, cramping, and diarrhea. Beyond that, you may need to go to the ER for treatment of th... ...

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