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I have recently been prescribed dilaudid for pain, but it is cauing itching and severe back, side and stomach pain.Why is this?

I have recently been prescribed dilaudid for pain, but it is cauing itching and severe back, side and stomach pain.Why is this?

Side effects : Itching and GI upset can be typical side effects. Increased pain can also be seen but not common. I would check with your doc. They may want to try something different. ...Read more

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I inject my dilaudid (pills) because orally they don't work. I have severe pain from catamenial pneumothorax. How can I get prescribed IV dilaudid ?

I inject my dilaudid (pills) because orally they don't work. I have severe pain from catamenial pneumothorax. How can I get prescribed IV dilaudid ?

BAD Idea. Very bad.: Dilaudid for oral use is meant for oral use. There are many potential complications from using oral medication intravenously, and these can be catastrophic. In fact, I am skeptical that the medication does not work orally, as I suspect it does not work as rapidly as you would like, meaning you get a quicker onset when you inject it. STOP NOW. You need to see a pain medication specialist ASAP. ...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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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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How long does a dilaudid high last?

Dilaudid high: If used as prescribed there is no high. So the question is why do you want to know? ...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 " ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me is dilaudid the best pain medication?

Depends what for: And on each individual. Dilaudid is a strong medication and shouldn't be first line, but can be very effective if pain is refractory. However, some people respond better to less powerful opioids inexplicably. Sometimes pain medication has to be trial and error and you and your physician may need to work to find the pain med that treats you specifically the best. ...Read more