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intrathecal dilaudid pump

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivian Hernandez-popp
27 years experience Anesthesiology
Milligrams: That is a basic demand dose. Every time the patient pushes the button that dose will be administered if allowed by the other parameters such as lock o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: It is not clear from your question if the Dilaudid was adminstered before or after you husband had trouble sleeping. I will assume that you are wonder ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Kallgren
31 years experience Pain Management
It's : It's possible that your pump may not be working correctly. For example, if the spinal catheter is not in the proper position, has cracked or has beco ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
More info needed: Need more information...do you have cardiac problem, Respiratory issues/ Why are you receiving intrathecal OPIATES??????? Ask question again with more ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
31 years experience Pain Management
Medtronic website : Your doctor should discuss it with you. The material is also availabe at the website (for patients) and in dvd.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
31 years experience Pain Management
No: Only three drugs are fda approved for intrathecal administration: morphine, Baclofen and ziconotide. Other medications are used by physician discretio ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. CAMHUONG NGUYEN
20 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: Dilaudid IV more potent ( stronger ), faster effect than Dilaudid po.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Kudler
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No problem: These two medications should have no significant interactions.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Potency?: It depends on the amount of each. Dilaudid is more potent on a milligram to milligram basis.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Bedder
37 years experience Pain Management
Specialist: Either a board certified pain physician or neurosurgeon are the types of physicians who usually insert or manage intrathecal catheters for drug infusi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Question?: I'm not sure I fully understand what your question is? The drugs you listed all help with symptoms of GERD or stomach ulcers, and they have different ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Cardiac: Matthew. Yours is a loaded question. Cardiac health and zofran/phenergan use will depend on what is the nature of the cardiac illness.
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A member asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
21 years experience Pain Management
Depends: The answers rests in what your body can handle. If your health and medications you are on permit, it is always better to use blocks and other non nar ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Similar: They are very similar (as are all opioids). Obviously a transdermal product (fentanyl patch) is much easier to use than having to inject something iv ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Acid blockers : They block the formation of acid in the stomach.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Yes.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually not: It's somewhat rare (although not unheard of) to use 2 extended release opioids at the same time unless you're topping out on the maximum dose of one o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
OxyContin: Oc (extended release oxycodone) is stonger by a factor of almost twice-that is 15 mg of oc is about equal to 30 mg of MS contin (extended release morp ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe not: There is a slight risk of combining the Mobic and the Ketoprofen. Those two meds are in the same class & could cause stomach ulcers or kidney dam ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Insulin pump: It is a good insulin pump, and many users like it. However, an insulin pump often does not solve your blood sugar issues. It requires a lot of care, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Baclofen VS Anarex: There is no such thing as "safer" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?: Meperidine (Demerol) 50 mg was superior to tramadol 50 mg for acute pain relief in patients with suspected renal colic when given intravenously. Beca ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: It is used for people who can't tolerate narcotics for pain control. It has multiple side effects, so be very careful when using it.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Pump: Yes it can in well selected and appropriate patients.

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