Dilaudid aids in the reduction of mild to severe pain. The group of drugs known as opioid analgesics includes hydromorphone.
How is Dilaudid used?
Before beginning to use hydromorphone and each time you get a supplement, please read the dosing instructions provided by your pharmacist. Please speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any queries.
- As prescribed by your doctor, consume this medication orally. This medication can be used with or without food. You might want to take this medication with meals if you experience nausea. Consult your physician or pharmacist for additional suggestions on how to treat nausea, such as resting down for a couple of hours or taking
- Use a special measuring tool or spoon to precisely measure the dosage if you are using the liquid form of this medication. Avoid using a regular spoon because you might not be able to measure out the right amount. Dosage of hydromorphone solution in milligrams (mg) should not be confused with dosage in milliliters (mL). Speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you are unsure of how to check or measure your dosage. Shake the bottle thoroughly before each dose if the liquid is a suspension.
- Your medical condition and treatment response will determine the dosage. Do not take your drug more often, for a longer period, or at a higher dose than recommended. Discontinue medicine as directed when directed to do so.
- Your doctor could also advise you to use long-acting opioid drugs if you experience persistent pain (such as that brought on by cancer). In that situation, this medication should only be taken when necessary to treat abrupt (breakthrough) pain. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice on how to take hydromorphone safely with other medications.
- Particularly when used for an extended time or at high doses, this medication might produce withdrawal symptoms upon abrupt termination. To avoid withdrawal, your doctor may gradually lower your dosage. If you have withdrawal symptoms including agitation, mental/emotional changes (anxiety, sleep issues, suicidal thoughts, etc.), watering eyes, runny nose, nausdiarrheahoea, sweating, muscle soreness, suddenness, etc., get help right away. Inform your physician or pharmacist of any changes in your behavior.
- This medication might not work if used for a long time. If this medication doesn’t work, speak with your doctor.
Although it benefits a lot of people, this medication occasionally leads to addiction. If there is a substance use issue (such as drug or alcohol addiction or abuse), this risk may be enhanced. To lessen the chance of addiction, use this medication as directed.
If your discomfort doesn’t go away or gets worse, consult your doctor.
Applications of the tablets and oral solutions: These medications both contain hydromorphone hydrochloride. The class of drugs known as opioid analgesics includes hydromorphone. To treat moderate to severe pain, take DILAUDID pills or oral solutions. For a long time, opioid analgesics have been used to treat pain. Your doctor might, however, prescribe it for another reason.
Your body may adjust to taking hydromorphone, just like it does with other extremely potent opioids. Its use can result in physical dependence. Physical dependence means that you can have withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop using hydromorphone. As a result, it’s crucial to follow your doctor’s instructions.