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To what extent is dilaudid stronger than hydrocodone?

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Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Equivalency: Oral Dilaudid = x5 morphine. Hydrocodone =x1.5 morphine. Now do the mathematics.

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To what extent is morhpine stronger than hydrocodone?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Can't answer that ?: Without knowing whether you are talking about oral morphine, a sustained release form of morphine, or a morphine injection. Morphine is broken down by stomach enzymes and taken out by the liver after absorption to where very little is actually getting into bloodstream. So, hydrocodone 5 mg is stronger than morphine by mouth. However if given by injection morphine is twice as potent as hydrocodon.
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How much stronger is dilaudid than hydrocodone?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management 19 years experience
5x: Hydrocodone's main mechanism of action is being metabolized into hydromorphone by the liver. On a mg basis i cosider hydromorphone to be 5-7.5 times more potent.
A 38-year-old member asked:

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

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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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