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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. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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. ...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?

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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After a shot of dilaudid my friend took 7 5mg oxycodone cus ofbeing in pain threw out day. What's signs of overdose a day later?

After a shot of dilaudid my friend took 7 5mg oxycodone cus ofbeing in pain threw out day. What's signs of overdose a day later?

Hangover.: Both of those medications are short acting and do not give overdose a day later. Peak effects are seen within a few hours and taper after that. May have some hangover effect the next day, but not generally prominent. ...Read more

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I've used about 80 MG of dilaudid over the last 3 days and weigh about 218...how long approximately should it take to pass a drug screen?

I've used about 80 MG of dilaudid over the last 3 days and weigh about 218...how long approximately should it take to pass a drug screen?

IT DEPENDS: Count on at least 3 days and urine concentration and cut offs also play a role. Time to get help for an opioid use disorder? ...Read more

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Can u help me with a medication schedule? The meds I take daily are: tramadol 3x/day, ketoralac 3x/day & dilaudid as needed for bt pain

Can u help me with a medication schedule? The meds I take daily are: tramadol 3x/day, ketoralac 3x/day & dilaudid as needed for bt pain

See a pain doc: First of all, what is the reason for you on such medications. Toradol is a potent NSAID and should not be taken more than 5 days due to nephrotoxicity. Dilaudid is a very potent opioid indicated for moderate to sever pain. It comes in extended &immediate release. Tramadol is a non-opioid analgesic. A pain specialist can help you tailor the best regimen for you. ...Read more

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Can I take Dilaudid and Percocet together? The Dilaudid alone is not working. I have a high tolerance to pain meds due to many chronic illnesses.

Can I take Dilaudid and Percocet together? The Dilaudid alone is not working. I have a high tolerance to pain meds due to many chronic illnesses.

Dilaudid /percocet: In my opinion no. Both are short acting and it makes no sense to take two short acting medications together. I would ask why you are not on a long acting baseline medication given your chronic illnesses? ...Read more

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I'm currently in therapy&getting better. Lately I've been overdosing on dilaudid just to come close to dying&need an idea of how many mg not to exceed?

Talk to providers!: This is a very bad situation. Uou meed to be very straightforward with your providers. You should not have access to that kind of medication if you are that depressed. . . Or you should be monitored much closer. Call your therapist and tell them what is going on. Make sure they are communication with your medical doctor. ...Read more

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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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What's the normal dose of dilaudid?

See below: For adult: oral: 2-4mg every 3-4 hours as needed
iv:0.2-0.6mg every 2-3 hour as needed. ...Read more

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Is dilaudid the best pain medication? Please advise!

There is no "best": It's a narcotic/opioid. All Opioid drugs work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body. They reduce the sending of pain messages to the brain and reduce feelings of pain. They have slight differences in their side effects, but overall they are quite similar. There is no " best "
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I was wondering is dilaudid the best pain medication?

I was wondering is dilaudid the best pain medication?

Hard to say: The best medicine is no medicine. However if you need a pain medication, you need to be seen and evaluated properly by your doctor or pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Is taking 2 4mg Dilaudid the same as 1, 8mg Dilaudid?

YES: However, this is a potent narcotic and is not usually used for a tooth extraction. I would recommend the lowest possible dose (4mg) or call the prescribing dentist and request a safer pain medication. ...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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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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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

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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