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Suggest dosage for Dilaudid

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Dr. Erion Spaho

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Posted on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My husband has a pain pump installed in Sept 2016. His medication in the pump is dilaudid. We have varying answers really the mg of use. Some say 2mg is at the top of the dosage, others say that it should be increased till they find a dosage that makes him comfortable. Please give us some insight. Thank you.
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Up to 10 mg/day may be used.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Maximal dose of hydromorphone delivered through pain pump is 10mg/day.

It is advisable to use the lowest dose possible to control the pain.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Take care.
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