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Doctor insights on: Dilaudid Withdrawl

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After short term use of dilaudid, I'm having withdrawal and horrible depression. What do I do?

After short term use of dilaudid, I'm having withdrawal and horrible depression. What do I do?

Define short term: Do you mean 5-7 days or more? Assuming there's no other condition to complicate your discontinuation of the medication, it might be worthwhile restarting at a very low dose of Dilaudid and tapering it over about 3 days rather than abruptly stopping it. In acute pain syndromes for which opiates are indicated, withdrawal symptoms are pretty rare. ...Read more

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On Dilaudid, Percoset. Robeaxin for 2 1/2 weeks for leg injury. Weening off for a week. Plan to be completely off next week. Will I have withdrawal?

On Dilaudid, Percoset. Robeaxin for 2 1/2 weeks for leg injury. Weening off for a week. Plan to be completely off next week. Will I have withdrawal?

Withdrawals: With two opiate medications you are more likely to have withdrawals BUT it depends on how fast you are weaning off. Normally I would recommend reducing the dose by 25% per week. It will of course also depend on how much of each you are taking. If you are on equivalent of about 3 tables a day, there should be no withdrawal. Also, you are not on them for too long so chances of withdrawals are less. ...Read more

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Released from hospital taking 18 mg/day dilaudid 4 weeks ago, tapered myself down to 1mg morning and night- if I go cold turkey tomorrow will I have withdrawal symptoms

You may: Going to nothing may cause some withdrawal, but it may be mild and tolerable, and within a week should mostly resolve. Expect fatigue, mild insomnia, loose bowel. Can take some immodium. Lots of fluids if having more symptoms or difficulty talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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On morphine and dilaudid for 2+ months. Could I have withdrawal symptoms if I wait longer than the 8 hrs to take next MS contin 15mg?

Yes: You could be experiencing end of dose breakthrough manifested as withdrawal-like symptoms. MS Contin (morphine) or its generics frequently does not have 8 hours duration of relief. Also, Dilaudid for breakthrough pain is extremely short acting. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is morphine or dilaudid stronger?

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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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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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 are the risks of shooting up dilaudid drugs?

What are the risks of shooting up dilaudid drugs?

Death: Dilaudid is a narcotic pain reliever.Usually cause of death from abuse/overdose is respiratory depression resulting in death, especially if mixed with other meds or consuming alcohol.Dilaudid dosage needs to be very well controlled and monitored by a professional. ...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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How long after I take 2 5mg percocets can I take a 2mg dilaudid?

How long after I take 2 5mg percocets can I take a 2mg dilaudid?

Narcotic complicatio: If you are asking this, likely your prescribing M.D. did not prescribe both these meds in this manner. If you are having so much pain not controlled by 5mg Percocet, what is the origin of the pain? That needs to be determined to prescribe effectively. In addition, with COPD, mixing 2 short-acting narcotics can lead to excessive respiratory depression in some folks. Get your M.D.'s approval. ...Read more

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How long after you have dilaudid injections can you take suboxone?

How long after you have dilaudid injections can you take suboxone?

Bup induction: sublingual buprenorphine formulations can generally be administered for their intended purpose after moderate opioid withdrawal symptoms have developed. A useful scale is the COWS which the prescribing doctor may utilize to guide induction. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a friend she took 2 dilaudid 2mg pills so 4mg all together and she has a high tolerance to pain meds.?

What to do if I have a friend she took 2 dilaudid 2mg pills so 4mg all together and she has a high tolerance to pain meds.?

Prob nothing: If she is ok now, she will be fine. Pls suggest to her that she takes her meds as her doc prescribes. ...Read more

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How many mg of dilaudid is too much to take at once? I understand that it depends on tolerance. Need an idea of how much not to exceed at once.

How many mg of dilaudid is too much to take at once? I understand that it depends on tolerance. Need an idea of how much not to exceed at once.

As prescribed!: Narcotics like Dilaudid are powerful pain killers. You need to take it as prescribed by your doctor. Please do not take it like you like to, because you might overdose yourself. ...Read more

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Can i take 1mg dilaudid, if I am taking 500 mg lamotrihine, 20mg citalram, estrogen-methlytestos? Want to make sure no reactions to these drugs.

Can i take 1mg dilaudid, if I am taking 500 mg lamotrihine, 20mg citalram, estrogen-methlytestos? Want to make sure no reactions to these drugs.

Ok to take: Dilaudid is ok to take with your medications. The bigger question is hopefully you will not be taking it for too long. It is the strongest oral opioid available, roughly 6-8x stronger than morphine. It is typically reserved for acute post surgical pain or moderate to severe pain needs and is not recommended for chronic pain issues unless directed by a trained pain specialist. ...Read more

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My dr wants. To lower my dilaudid dose from 240 tablets/mo to 120 by my next script. Isn't this negligent? I will get sick and be in more pain.

My dr wants. To lower my dilaudid dose from 240 tablets/mo to 120 by my next script. Isn't this negligent? I will get sick and be in more pain.

Diluadid taper: That seems a bit rapid a wean. Did he/she propose a taper schedule. if not - I would ask for one. Is there a reason they are weaning you??? Its not negligent if he/she explains why and proposes a tapering schedule. Good luck ...Read more

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How long after taking pills ( dilaudid, lorazapam) would the signs of an overdose appear? How long after ingesting pills do u know u will b ok?2hrs?

How long after taking pills ( dilaudid, lorazapam) would the signs of an overdose appear? How long after ingesting pills do u know u will b ok?2hrs?

Difficult to say: You should see a doctor. Some drugs stay in your system a short time, some stay a long time. Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can cause liver failure 2 weeks after ingesting. Please seek help. ...Read more

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Me and my friend are debating this but is morphine and dilaudid in the same drug class? Im ellerject to morphine so I would think they are different?

Yes, same group: Morphine, the prototype of opioid analgesics, is a full "pure" agonist of the mu receptor and so is dilaudid. ...Read more

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I take 32mg of dilaudid a day. I keep hearing that I'm taking too much but it's the amount that works. What's wrong with me/how do I get my dr to help?

Tolerance: The first sign of tolerance is usually a reduced duration of effect and analgesia is inadequate. There is no optimal dose for narcotic in chronic pain. The appropriate dose is one that relieves pain without causing unmanageable side effects. However, Dilaudid is a narcotic painkiller and can cause severe side effects and death. Always consult with your doctor for a dose adjustment. ...Read more