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Doctor insights on: Dilaudid In Pregnancy

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Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Emergency department doctor gave me dilaudid in my first trimester of my pregnancy, will my baby have side affects?

Emergency department doctor gave me dilaudid in my first trimester of my pregnancy, will my baby have side affects?

No: Rare use of narcotics during pregnancy administered by physician is OK. Becomes more of a problem late in pregnancy if using lots of narcotics as baby can be born addicted and have to go trough narcotic withdrawl, which if you ever watched a newborn do this is a horrible way to start life.

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Is 20mg of dilaudid a lot?

Is 20mg of dilaudid a lot?

Yes: That is a very large amount of dilaudid. Dilaudid is a powerful narcotic and opioid naive patients will normally start around 1-2 mg. I am not sure why you are asking, but please do not take this large of a dose and if you have and you do not normally take opioids, please have someone take you to the er. Otherwise, a 20mg dose at once should be avoided. I hope this answer helps.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can dilaudid cause weight gain?

Can dilaudid cause weight gain?

Yes: Weight gain can be a side effect for dilaudid.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Vikram Patel Dr. Patel
Pain Management
33 years in practice
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College
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What is 0.2 dilaudid in a pain pump?

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.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What to do about dilaudid while pregnant?

What to do about dilaudid while pregnant?

Dilaudid: Is FDA pregnancy category C. Need should outweigh risks. Don't know what you are taking it for. Need to discuss this with your OB to look at risk vs benefit ratio.

Dr. Laurentiu Boeru Dr. Boeru
Anesthesiology
36 years in practice
Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Iasi AKA Grigore T. Popa
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Side effects of a fentanyl patch vs. Iv dilaudid?

Side effects of a fentanyl patch vs. Iv dilaudid?

Opioids: Both are opioids so side effects would be very similar. The fentanyl patch is on the skin, the Dilaudid is IV so it is uncomfortable, requires venopuncture, or for chronic use a devise like a pouch under the skin on the chest which adds more side effects and complications.

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Dr. David Sherris Dr. Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Dr. Nathan Williams Dr. Williams
Anesthesiology
41 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Please tell me can dilaudid be taken to get off of oxycodone?

Please tell me can dilaudid be taken to get off of oxycodone?

NOPE.: Both are similar potent opiates. IF you have pain, that needs treatment first, though not necessarily with opiates. Then you need a doc trained in gradual opiate withdrawal such as with Suboxone. Talk to a primary care doc first.

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Dr. William Newton Dr. Newton
Pain Management
15 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How long will dilaudid 4 mg stay in my system (need to get this job)?

How long will dilaudid 4 mg stay in my system (need to get this job)?

Few days: Sounds like you are worried about a drug screen. I hope that you have an active rx for this medication. I do not recommend hiding medication use from your employer. This is for your safety and those working with you.

Dr. Stephen Watson Dr. Watson
Pain Management
34 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Hello docs. I was wondering can ui take dilaudid and percocet together?

Hello docs. I was wondering can ui take dilaudid and percocet together?

Narcotic interaction: If you ask, likely not prescribed by your M.D. this way. In general, not necessarily good therapy to use 2 short-acting narcotics same time. If Percocet not effective, should be letting your M.D. know so regimen of medcation can be adjusted. Just adding Dilaudid to Percocet has significant potential problems including excessive sedation/respiratory depression/hyperalgesia. Contact your M.D. now

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Dilaudid is not effective for my pain, but weaker opioids are, is this true?

Dilaudid is not effective for my pain, but weaker opioids are, is this true?

It could be: All semisynthetic opiates like hydromorphone (dilaudid) actually are broken down into Codeine and morphine, and it is the morphine that actually works. Some people lack the enzymes that break down the drug, so that it isn't turned into codeine, or Codeine isn't turned into morphine. You may have the enzymes that permit other semi-synthetics to be metabolized. This is common with Codeine in kids.

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Dilaudid is not effective for my pain, but weaker opioids are, what's wrong?

May be genetic: Some people lack the specific enzymes that convert an opioid into the active molecule. This is well known with codeine, and may be the case in certain people with other semi-synthetic drugs, like hydromorphone, as well.

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Dilaudid is not effective for my pain, but weaker opioids are. What's the deal?

Hard to say: There are certain enzymes that metabolize opioids into the active ingredient, which ultimately is morphine. There are people who lack, for example, the enzyme that turns Codeine into morphine, and therefore Codeine doesn't work for them. You may have something similar where hydromorphone isn't metabolized into morphine, or isn't transported to the brain properly.

Dr. Einar Ottestad Dr. Ottestad
Pain Management
15 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is max single dose of dilaudid? I was told that this is an osteoarthritis flare up!

What is max single dose of dilaudid? I was told that this is an osteoarthritis flare up!

No such thing: I would suggest that you speak with your doctor about taking this medication. Just an fyi, Dilaudid is about 7.5-8x stronger than morphine, so without proper guidance it would be hard to say what you need. For osteoarthritis flare I would suggest either a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack or strong anti-inflammatory like toradol instead of pain med.

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Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
Pain Management
13 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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If I take 64 mg of dilaudid mixed w lorazapam, will I be okay or need to go to the hospital?

If I take 64 mg of dilaudid mixed w lorazapam, will I be okay or need to go to the hospital?

Go to ER: I'm not sure why you take dilaudid. In any situation, taking 64mg Dilaudid is extremely dangerous, especially when you mix it with lorazepam. You might experience narcotic overdose. Please go to er immediately.

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Dr. James Marx Dr. Marx
Pain Management
44 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Bernard Canlas Dr. Canlas
Pain Management
26 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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My doc just increased my meds (dilaudid) from 1mg to 2mg for breakthrough pain. Should I notice much difference?

My doc just increased my meds (dilaudid) from 1mg to 2mg for breakthrough pain. Should I notice much difference?

Better pain relief: If you are having increased breakthrough pain and your physician adjusted breakthrough pain medication dose. You should experience better pain relief assuming your pain is opioid responsive. Since you are not opioid naive, you should not have much side effects, but also with increased dose you have to be vigilant about possible increased sedation.

Dr. David Epstein Dr. Epstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic
20 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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What is the benefit of using IM Dilaudid vs IV Dilaudid? Aren't they equal analgesia? Same onset, peak and duration?

What is the benefit of using IM Dilaudid vs IV Dilaudid? Aren't they equal analgesia? Same onset, peak and duration?

Different: So when drugs are given IV they are instantaneous. When they are given IM (or through the muscle it takes longer to be effective. Although usually are both effective treatment but it would help to know why you are getting these drugs? A procedure? What kind?

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