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A 42-year-old member asked:

I cannot get any relief.. how much stronger is dilaudid than hydrocodone?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 12 years experience
Dilaudid is much: Stronger then hydrocodone, somewhere in the 20 times stronger range and the jump should not be made from hydrocodone to Dilaudid (or oxymorphone). Speak with your physician about mid level opioids if you definitely need them, such as oxycodone. Also ask for long acting to help keep a steady state in your system to avoid peaks and troughs and decrease abuse potential.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How much stronger is dilaudid than hydrocodone and where can I get refills?

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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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4 to 5 times: Dilaudid (hydromorphone) when taken orally is roughly 4 to 5 times more potent than oral hydrocodone. Both medications are controlled by the drug enforcement agency. Your physician will determine if you need this medication, in addition to other pain management therapies.
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