What is Dilaudid?

It is a narcotic pain reliever. It is prescribed to relieve mild to moderate pain.

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Can you go thru withdrawal of dilaudid if you are still taking oxycodone? How long does it take to have withdrawal symptoms from Dilaudid?

Brief Answer:
Yes you can have withdrawal llike symptom..

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend
Thanks for your query to Health Care Magic ..

I read your query and you are likely to get withdrawal symptoms even if on Oxycodone .
It would take minimum of one week to ten days to recover from withdrawal of...
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I was prescribed dilaudid for pain with ovarian cysts . However, my instincts are telling me that I should not be taking such a strong narcotic because of my epilepsy . I take depakote and topomax for my seizures . I think my obgyn may have forgotten about my epilepsy when she prescribed me this. I haven t taken it yet. Unfortunately, I am without a neuro because of my insurance.
Thanks for the query
Dilaudid is derived from morphine and is 4 times stronger than morphine but has lower side effects and dependance.
Dilaudid is not known to interact with topomax.
Side effects are light-headedness, dizziness, sedation, itching, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and sweating...
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I had a stroke 3.5 wks ago and have been on oral Dilaudid 2mg while in the hospital. The doctor has me tapering from every 3hrs to every 6 hrs for two days then every 8hrs and now every 12hrs. I am still in a lot of pain due to therapy and now have been sweating and having diarrhea between doses. Am i withdrawing??
Hi and thanks for the query,
The effects you are describing are classically the side effects of Dilaudid. I suggest you visit the emergency room, so they can inject another potent analgesic to you, as you wait on your treating physician to prescribe an alternative drug.
If otherwise, you get...
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I have Lupus. Renauds, Fibermylgia, Neuropathy, High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, ADHD, 2 hearniated discs, a bulging disc, foot drop, ankle pain, an amputated finger and chronic pain. I was taking oxycodone 30mg for two years since I was diagnosed with all of these problems. It is very, very difficult to get oxycodone due to drug abuse in Florida. My doctor and I decided I shoud switch to Dilaudid 4mg because it is a little easier to obtain. It is not managing my pain. I think I need to be taking 8mg of dilaudid. What is the equivalence is the approximate mg equivalence from oxycodone to Dilaudid? 4 mg is not strong enough for me. Please advise.... I need medical advice and info. Thank you, XXXXX
Brief Answer:
Around 6 to 11.25 mg of Dilaudid is equivalent.

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to Healthcare Magic!

You have rightly perceived that your current dose of Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is not equivalent to the 30 mg of oxycodone that you had been taking.

There are different opioid...
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Hi, my father is 80yr old. Oct.23 xray showed a L1 fractured vertebrae, unknown if recent or old trauma. He is in a LOT of pain. Was started on 1mg Dilaudid 4-6 hours, last week changed to 2mg 3-4 hours. He cannot sit at all and finds walking very difficult beyond a very few moments. Once he goes back to bed it hurts a great deal but after a few minutes it eases and becomes virtually painless. About 2 weeks after the xrays he had a few days where it was remarkably better so he decided to push it, getting on all fours to do something, and also lifting the lid off the toilet tank to do a minor repair. That was about 1st-2nd week November. Since then it seems to be getting worse on the pain level and lack of mobility. He had constipation but milk of magnesia seems to be helping that very well. He had nausea and lack of appetite but Gravol Non Drowsy in the Gingerroot formula seems to be helping that greatly. The problem is his ability to be on his feet long enough to get something to eat. He does live alone and manages with a walker. He has family stopping in once a day to prepare meals to be reheated, getting groceries and anything else he needs but he is getting worn down by the pain and confused that it is actually hurting more as time goes by. He can easily urinate into a container when lying down but everything seems to 'freeze up' when sitting on the toilet or standing. Is this just the body tensing because of the pain? Would this kind of fracture actually go through a period of hurting MORE as it heals? It seems lately that this is the case :( Can I safely tell him to take more of the 2mg Dilaudid than 2mg every 3-4 hours? He is spending a great deal of time in bed due to pain, I am guessing this can't be good? Are just short walks up and down the hallway of benefit? I go to his clinic to talk to his doc but its always a 1-2hr wait during work hours and is getting very difficult for me to get away. I am feeling desperate to do something for him, not sure if a hospital will take him or just fill him with pain killers and send him home again. My most recent concern was to get him eating well and I've done that but the pain is now interfering with him the food even though he wants to eat again. I believe he is/was on medication for cholesterol and HBP but I don't think either were greatly serious. Also had to watch sugar intake but was not diabetic. I'm desperate to help him, not sure if I should take him somewhere or what. He wants to stay home, he understands it is a long healing process, but I fear depression because of the pain, it is wearing him down.
Brief answer....needs proper evaluation
Detailed answer...
Thanks for the query.
I really feel sorry for the pain being suffered by your father.
In fact he needs to be investigated whether this fracture is due to osteoporosis or due to some metastatic cancer.
He needs o be subjected for...
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I've had pain in my left kidney / flank along with extreme nausea and bloating, no appetite for approx 2 months. Last weekend I was in agony and a trip to ER suspected kidney stones. none were found on CT scan and I was sent home with Dilaudid. The urine culture came back yesterday as E-Coli (suspected in the kidney as I have no signs / symptoms of a lower fever, pain or burning and no increase in frequency. I have a script for Cipro. I am in a lot of discomfort currently, feeling very bloated and nauseous and wondered if I could take the dilaudid with cipro. How serious is e-coli in the kidney and shouldn't I be tested further?
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
Thanks for calling H.C.M.Forum.
You had pain in the flanks, nausea, bloating, no appetite since two months. ER got the C.T.scan done nothing found, and sent home with dilaudid, culture and sensitivity came positive with E.coli, and cipro is prescribed. Now...
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I recently took dilaudid for a knee replacement surgery. It was 2mg. I got very bad side effects such as irritability, anxiety, insomnia etc. It is now the third day that I am off completely of Dilaudid or any prescription med.I only take aleve. My question is how long will it take for me to come off of these withdrawal symptoms?
Hi there, thanks for asking. If you have not taken this medication while you had been taking for several weeks, insomnia, anxiety and etc may last for several days to go away. The physical symptoms after not taking dilaudid or its similar medications would not last too much. If you had been...
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back in 1998 I broke my c6 and damaged my dic between c 6 c5 for 3 years I was bed ridin chronic pain 2002 they put me on dilaudid 2mg 4 tm dy which made some diff then added 25 mcg fen now I am at 175 mcg fen one 100 and one 75 also dilaudid 4 mg 4 times day now my doc for trial they want me to try drop the dilaudid and try 30mg of morphin 3 times aday the fen stay the same which would work best or a complete revamp I need to get some life back I am 71 and my name stuart
Hi Stuart,

Dilaudid contains an opioid hydromorphone which is an effective analgesic like morphine and is expected to have lesser side effects than morphine. So if your doctor wishes to shift you from dilaudid to morphine, in my opinion, it will be better to ask him clearly what his reasons are...
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