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Which is better: oxycontin or dilaudid for pain?

Which is better: oxycontin or dilaudid for pain?

One is not better: Everyone responds differently to opioid pain medications and sometimes patients are switched from one to the other because it is not working well. Also, some patients may have unbearable side effects with one medication but not another.

There is no way to predict which medication or how much will work best in an individual patient. These medications should be prescribed by experienced doctors. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Oxycontin (Definition)

Treats moderate to severe pain. Rapid-release oxycodone is a narcotic that is used ...Read more


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Is there a difference in effectiveness between oxycontin and dilaudid for chronic pain?

Is there a difference in effectiveness between oxycontin and dilaudid for chronic pain?

Possibly: In general, any opioid can be as effective as another if carefully titrated to an effective dose. That stated, different opioids bind mu, kappa, and delta receptors differently and each patient's genetics, liver function, and kidney function can affect how they work. ...Read more

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I have decreased my pain meds from 10 dilaudid a day to 3, fentynal patch from 100 mcg to 50, and one oxycontin from two. What should be the next stei?

I have decreased my pain meds from 10 dilaudid a day to 3, fentynal patch from 100 mcg to 50, and one oxycontin from two. What should be the next stei?

Opioids: Get off Oxycontin first, then Dilaudid and then of fentanyl evidently in decreasing steps. Make it in 4-6 weeks under a doctor's supervision. The withdrawal syndrome is not to be down played. ...Read more

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What is better to treat peripherial neuropathy or help with the intense pain dilaudid in pill fotm or 20mg oxycontin?

What is better to treat peripherial neuropathy or help with the intense pain dilaudid in pill fotm or 20mg oxycontin?

If you start>>>>>>>>: If you start Dilaudid or oxycontin, you will never get off. Try either Lyrica (pregabalin) and/or Cymbalta alone or in combination. You should get better results with both. They work differently! Why are you having neuropathy at 31? Info is needed! ...Read more

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Taking cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) dilaudid and oxycontin for avn and peripheral neuropathy any ideas on drug changes or resistances? Thank you in advance.

Taking cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) dilaudid and oxycontin for avn and peripheral neuropathy any ideas on drug changes or resistances? Thank you in advance.

See neurologist.: I recommend that you have to cut back on the Oxycontin and Dilaudid because they are not just addictive but eventually you need to use more to achieve the degree of pain control you have. The Cymbalta and Lyrica (pregabalin) have been used a lot for chronic pain which is also experienced in pn. I would suggest that you consider other pain control besides the opiates for a long term basis through a pain clinic. ...Read more

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How do people get dilaudid and oxycotin and numorphan (oxymorphone) so easily when they are celebs?

How do people get dilaudid and oxycotin and numorphan (oxymorphone) so easily when they are celebs?

Like Everything Else: They buy it illegally or they get a doctor to write them a prescription. Some perfomers actually do have legitimate pain problems but the lifestyle sometimes leads to other complications and addictions. When you have $$$ $, you can always find those willing to oblige with whatever. ...Read more

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How easy is it to become addicted on 16mg of dilaudid?

How easy is it to become addicted on 16mg of dilaudid?

Narcotic addiction: All narcotics have addiction potential. You can get addicted to narcotic at any dose and any frequency.
In any situation, 16mg of Dilaudid is a high narcotic dose. ...Read more

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Is morphine or dilaudid stronger?

Is morphine or dilaudid stronger?

Potency?: It depends on the amount of each. Dilaudid is more potent on a milligram to milligram basis. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of dilaudid?

What are the side effects of dilaudid?

Well: The primary effects are sedation, nausea, constipation, decreased respiratory drive and urinary retention. Oh and pain relief. ...Read more

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Is dilaudid the same as morphine? Please advise!

No: Dilaudid (also known as hydromorphone) is an opioid pain medication that is a man-made cousin of morphine (which comes from the opium poppy plant). It is much more potent on a milligram per milligram basis. ...Read more

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What are the risks of shooting up dilaudid drugs?

What are the risks of shooting up dilaudid drugs?

Death: Dilaudid is a narcotic pain reliever. Usually cause of death from abuse/overdose is respiratory depression resulting in death, especially if mixed with other meds or consuming alcohol.Dilaudid dosage needs to be very well controlled and monitored by a professional. ...Read more

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I NEED MY DILAUDID 4MG, CAN YOU PRESCRIBE THIS TO ME?

I NEED MY DILAUDID 4MG, CAN YOU PRESCRIBE THIS TO ME?

No: Seems like you need narcotics and you don't have a doctor. This is a bad situation for you. Along with the prescription must come the guidance on how to use this med responsibly, for legal and medical reasons. You need to learn to take care of your pain with nonprescription meds. Anything else you do is viewed as "soliciting". See a doctor, and work with them to help you deal with your problems. ...Read more

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Can taking dilaudids daily cause you to not menstrate and why?

Can taking dilaudids daily cause you to not menstrate and why?

No: Dilaudid will not cause your periods to stop. If you really are 49 you may be entering menopause. ...Read more

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How long after I take 2 5mg percocets can I take a 2mg dilaudid?

Narcotic complicatio: If you are asking this, likely your prescribing M.D. did not prescribe both these meds in this manner. If you are having so much pain not controlled by 5mg Percocet, what is the origin of the pain? That needs to be determined to prescribe effectively. In addition, with COPD, mixing 2 short-acting narcotics can lead to excessive respiratory depression in some folks. Get your M.D.'s approval. ...Read more

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How long after you have dilaudid injections can you take suboxone?

How long after you have dilaudid injections can you take suboxone?

Bup induction: Sublingual buprenorphine formulations can generally be administered for their intended purpose after moderate opioid withdrawal symptoms have developed. A useful scale is the COWS which the prescribing doctor may utilize to guide induction. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a friend she took 2 dilaudid 2mg pills so 4mg all together and she has a high tolerance to pain meds.?

What to do if I have a friend she took 2 dilaudid 2mg pills so 4mg all together and she has a high tolerance to pain meds.?

Prob nothing: If she is ok now, she will be fine. Pls suggest to her that she takes her meds as her doc prescribes. ...Read more

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How many mg of dilaudid is too much to take at once? I understand that it depends on tolerance. Need an idea of how much not to exceed at once.

How many mg of dilaudid is too much to take at once? I understand that it depends on tolerance. Need an idea of how much not to exceed at once.

As prescribed!: Narcotics like Dilaudid are powerful pain killers. You need to take it as prescribed by your doctor. Please do not take it like you like to, because you might overdose yourself. ...Read more

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Can I take 1mg dilaudid, if I am taking 500 mg lamotrihine, 20mg citalram, estrogen-methlytestos? Want to make sure no reactions to these drugs.

Can I take 1mg dilaudid, if I am taking 500 mg lamotrihine, 20mg citalram, estrogen-methlytestos? Want to make sure no reactions to these drugs.

Ok to take: Dilaudid is ok to take with your medications. The bigger question is hopefully you will not be taking it for too long. It is the strongest oral opioid available, roughly 6-8x stronger than morphine. It is typically reserved for acute post surgical pain or moderate to severe pain needs and is not recommended for chronic pain issues unless directed by a trained pain specialist. ...Read more

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My dr wants. To lower my dilaudid dose from 240 tablets/mo to 120 by my next script. Isn't this negligent? I will get sick and be in more pain.

My dr wants. To lower my dilaudid dose from 240 tablets/mo to 120 by my next script. Isn't this negligent? I will get sick and be in more pain.

Diluadid taper: That seems a bit rapid a wean. Did he/she propose a taper schedule. If not - I would ask for one. Is there a reason they are weaning you??? Its not negligent if he/she explains why and proposes a tapering schedule. Good luck ...Read more

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How long after taking pills (dilaudid, lorazapam) would the signs of an overdose appear? How long after ingesting pills do u know u will b ok? 2hrs?

How long after taking pills (dilaudid, lorazapam) would the signs of an overdose appear? How long after ingesting pills do u know u will b ok? 2hrs?

Difficult to say: You should see a doctor. Some drugs stay in your system a short time, some stay a long time. Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can cause liver failure 2 weeks after ingesting. Please seek help. ...Read more

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Me and my friend are debating this but is morphine and dilaudid in the same drug class? I'm ellerject to morphine so I would think they are different?

Yes, same group: Morphine, the prototype of opioid analgesics, is a full "pure" agonist of the mu receptor and so is dilaudid. ...Read more

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I take 32mg of dilaudid a day. I keep hearing that I'm taking too much but it's the amount that works. What's wrong with me/how do I get my dr to help?

Tolerance: The first sign of tolerance is usually a reduced duration of effect and analgesia is inadequate. There is no optimal dose for narcotic in chronic pain. The appropriate dose is one that relieves pain without causing unmanageable side effects. However, Dilaudid is a narcotic painkiller and can cause severe side effects and death. Always consult with your doctor for a dose adjustment. ...Read more

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What do you think about the painkiller dilaudid?

What do you think about the painkiller dilaudid?

Powerful drug: Not sure what context your thinking. Dilaudid is a powerful opiate with pain killing properties. For pain control it would be best reserved for chronic use in cancer pain, or short term use for acute pain. It has a very high addiction potential. ...Read more

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What's the difference in between oxymorphone and dilaudid?

What's the difference in between oxymorphone and dilaudid?

Narcotics: Oxymorphone and hydromorphome (dilaudid) are both narcotics. They are different substances in the same narcotic class. They are both used for moderate to severe pain. ...Read more

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I really don't like dilaudid!! please help!! chronic pain constantly!!!!?

I really don't like dilaudid!! please help!! chronic pain constantly!!!!?

Pain clinic: Or may I suggest Subaxone clinic if any chance of opiod dependency. Which is very common and symptoms may be hard to notice especialy when pain due to medical condition exist ...Read more

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Could you tell me why dilaudid is injected in muscles and not veins?

Could you tell me why dilaudid is injected in muscles and not veins?

Dilaudid: Dilaudid can be injected into muscles or in the Veins. In the latter it has a very rapid onset and can cause respiratory issues. ...Read more