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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. Eric Weisman
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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

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Can I use Dilaudid with Phenergan (promethazine) before sleep when have pain? I took Dilaudid 4mg for strong headache and woke up with nausea and vomiting.

Can I use Dilaudid with Phenergan (promethazine) before sleep when have pain? I took Dilaudid 4mg for strong headache and woke up with nausea and vomiting.

What does your Dr.: say? Both of those narcotics are habit forming and addictive outside of short term pain management/use. Phenergan (promethazine) is a decongestant, but is a controlled substance. So, ask your doctor what is best for now. If this is what your management includes, then it will make you drowsy. You shouldn't be driving/operating machinery while on it. Otherwise, there are safer OTCs that can work well for sleep. ...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 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 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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Can I take dilaudid while pregnant?

Can I take dilaudid while pregnant?

FDA pregnancy CAT: C - would try to avoid using Dilaudid during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is 0.2 dilaudid in a pain pump?

Pain pump: Pain pumps are the intrathecal drug delivery systems that deliver the medicine directly to the spinal fluid. Dilaudid is about 5-7 times as strong as morphine. A drug in the spinal fluid is is about 300 times as strong as oral intake. Also Dilaudid is not one of the drugs approved by fda for intrathecal use, but is widely used for tolerant patients and need to be monitored closely. ...Read more

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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