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Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Both are potent drug: They are both potent drugs when given other than by an oral route. When taken by mouth, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is less potent. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Meperidine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Meperidine hydrochloride is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more


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Is there codeine in hydrocodone or demoral or dylaudid none

Is there codeine in hydrocodone or demoral or dylaudid none

That : That is a very good question. All of these medications are "synthetic" opioids. There is no Codeine in hydrocodone, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) or dilaudid. However, some people who are allergic to one can be allergic to another synthetic opioid. ...Read more

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How strong is a 2mg of dilaudid?

How strong is a 2mg of dilaudid?

Depends: In someone who is not used to opioids this can be a strong medication. It is indicated for moderate to severe pain. Dilaudid is about 4 times stronger than morphine. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

Demerol (Definition)

Meperidine hydrochloride is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more


Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more