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What is Dilaudid?

Dilaudid (hydromorphone HCl) is a narcotic analgesic. This means that Dilaudid is chemically similar to morphine and provides pain relief. Buy Dilaudid Online This medication is only available by prescription and is typically used in the hospital for pain after a procedure or injury.

Dilaudid is made using the poppy plant and is also referred to as an opioid, as are all medications derived from poppies.

Dilaudid is also sold under the names Palladone, Palladone SR, Dihydromorphinone, and Hydromorphone Hydrochloride.

How should this medicine be used?

Hydromorphone comes as a liquid, a tablet, and an extended-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. The liquid is usually taken every 3 to 6 hours and the tablets are usually taken every 4 to 6 hours. The extended-release tablets are taken once daily with or without food. Take hydromorphone at around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take hydromorphone exactly as directed.

Do not allow the hydromorphone liquid to touch your skin or clothing. If such contact occurs, remove any clothes exposed to the oral liquid and wash your skin thoroughly with cool water.

Your doctor may start you on a low dose of hydromorphone and gradually increase your dose, not more often than once every 3 to 4 days. Your doctor may decrease your dose if you experience side effects. Tell your doctor if you feel that your pain is not controlled or if you experience side effects during your treatment with hydromorphone. Do not change the dose of your medication without talking to your doctor.

Do not stop taking hydromorphone without talking to your doctor. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually. If you suddenly stop taking hydromorphone, you may experience withdrawal symptoms including restlessness, teary eyes, runny nose, yawning, sweating, chills, hair standing on end, muscle or joint pain, widening of the pupils (black circles in the middle of the eyes), irritability, anxiety, backache, weakness, stomach cramps, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, fast breathing, or fast heartbeat. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually. If you do not take hydromorphone extended-release tablets for longer than 3 days for any reason, talk to your doctor before you start taking the medication again.

Side Effects

One of the most common side effects of Dilaudid and other narcotics is constipation. After surgery, constipation can be a major issue, so it is important to drink ample fluids and try to eat well after surgery, making sure to include foods high in fiber.

Similar to morphine, Dilaudid can cause sleepiness and mental fogging. It may make you feel “dopey” or “slow.” Dizziness can also result, as Dilaudid can lower blood pressure. For these reasons, driving and other activities that could be harmful if you are sleepy while doing them should only be done with caution and only after you know how you react to your dose of medication.

Dilaudid also works as a cough suppressant. After major surgeries, pneumonia is a risk, so it is important to cough deeply on a regular basis to keep the lungs clear. If you are having trouble remembering to cough, one great reminder is to cough a few times when a commercial break comes on while watching television.


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