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Dilaudid In Pregnancy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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 have been having a SOD attack for the past 10hrs taking 25 mg phergan, 8mg of dilaudid pepto no relief at what point should I go to the ER?
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
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
Can I get a pain shot for pain my diarrhea hurts and I feel like I need a pain killer shot. Like dilaudid or something. Pleae help/i just want to relax
No: You do not need narcotics (pain shot) for this. You need to get some immodium at your pharmacy. It is otc. ...Read more
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
My doctor prescribed Dilaudid 2mg for me then up it to 4mg. The question is I still have a bunch of 2mg ones left. Could I take 2 2mg is that the same as 1 4mg? I don't want to have a bunch of pills around.
HI, I WAS PRESCRIBED 5MG HCL METHADONE AT BEDTIME. I STARTED FOR A WEEK AT AND HAVING SIDE EFFECTS, THE LAST TWO DAYS I DECREASED TO 2.5 MG. TONIGHT I PLAN TO STOP IT BUT ADD 2.68MG OF MY DILAUDID TO EQUAL THE 2.5MG METHADONE. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CONT
Question cut off: Please don't make changes to your medications without consulting with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
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 "
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
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