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What is hydromorphone by lc-ms/ms lab results

What is hydromorphone by lc-ms/ms lab results

Hello.: Hello. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (lc-ms/ms) is how the study is done. Hydromorphone is a semisynthetic derivative of morphine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have taken 8mg of hydromorphone and I don't feel anything?

What to do if I have taken 8mg of hydromorphone and I don't feel anything?

High dose of pain: Medication. (Equivelent to 60mg of morphine) When patients say they do not feel anything they are usually referring to a high feeling and not pin relief. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm currently taking 180 mg of oxyneo and want to switch to hydromorphone for pain.?

What do you suggest if I'm currently taking 180 mg of oxyneo and want to switch to hydromorphone for pain.?

Why??: Oxyneo is an effort to provide adequate amounts of the needed pain drug (oxycodone) in a form that is resistant to abuse, both by crushing and snorting, and by smoking. If you want to switch, I wonder what you are trying to get from the medication. You need to talk to your prescriber about your issues, and consider whether there is now an underlying addiction developing. Dilaudid is highly abusable. ...Read more

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Generally speaking, is it appropriate to use hydromorphone to treat the symptoms of delirium if haloperidol is not very effective?

Generally speaking, is it appropriate to use hydromorphone to treat the symptoms of delirium if haloperidol is not very effective?

Absolutely not: Unless the delirium is caused by uncontrolled pain, hydromorphone is an inappropriate treatment for it. In fact, it may exacerbate delirium. ...Read more

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Is hydromorphone 8mg > 30 mg oxycodone? Orally< which medication is more effective?

Is hydromorphone 8mg > 30 mg oxycodone? Orally< which medication is more effective?

It's all about dose: Hydromorphone 8mg oral is equivalent to approximately 24mg oxycodone oral. Both can be equally effective in an appropriate dose and schedule. ...Read more

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My husband is on a dilaudid pump since he has cancer and at the point he can't sleep. Is this a side effect?

My husband is on a dilaudid pump since he has cancer and at the point he can't sleep. Is this a side effect?

Not likely: Dilaudid usually causes pain relief and promotes a sleep state. However if you are not getting any pain relief and cannot sleep it is likely related to the underlying disease. ...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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Omg! Friend needs helphow long does hydromorphone (generic dilauded) stay in your system?

Omg! Friend needs helphow long does hydromorphone (generic dilauded) stay in your system?

Not long: Based on the omg! I would recommend going to the er! The half life of hydromorphone is about 2.5 hours. This means that the concentration of the total dose take is cut in half by this time. The higher the total dose the higher the blood level is. At high levels even cutting it in half may still have serious effects. Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to overdose on 16 mg of hydromorphone?

Is it possible for you to overdose on 16 mg of hydromorphone?

Yes you can overdose: Hydromorphone is about 5-7x stronger than morphine. The 16mg hydromorphone is equal to roughly 80-115mg of morphine. Therefore if you are not used to this dose of medication, you can definitely be at risk for overdose which would result in sedation and respiratory depression which stops your breathing. Seek medical advice first if you have never taken a pain medication before. ...Read more

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Hope this question isn't too vague. Does subcutaneous hydromorphone 0.25 mg or im haloperidol 0.25 mg lower blood pressure much?

Ask pharmacist: This is best answered by a clinical pharmacist. You didn't mention the dose of either, and there is a drug -drug response that could either increase decrease it certain side effects. So knowing the dosing frequency is going to be important, so that the question can be answered accurately, and specifically. They have drug information software that can immediately answer your questions. ...Read more

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How can I take 4 mg hydromorphone to get high?

Getting a high: This is not the forum where you can expect information on this type of activity. In fact trying to get a high with a prescription molecule is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take 6mg of hydromorphone?

NO: This kind of medical advice is outside the scope of this forum. Discuss with your doc who Rx it for you. If you do not have a Rx for it then you should not be taking it at all. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to overdose on 16 mg of hydromorphone?

Yes you can overdose: Hydromorphone is about 5-7x stronger than morphine. The 16mg hydromorphone is equal to roughly 80-115mg of morphine. Therefore if you are not used to this dose of medication, you can definitely be at risk for overdose which would result in sedation and respiratory depression which stops your breathing. Seek medical advice first if you have never taken a pain medication before. ...Read more

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What to do if I have taken 8mg of hydromorphone and I don't feel anything?

High dose of pain: Medication. (Equivelent to 60mg of morphine) When patients say they do not feel anything they are usually referring to a high feeling and not pin relief. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Omg! Friend needs helphow long does hydromorphone (generic dilauded) stay in your system?

Not long: Based on the omg! I would recommend going to the er! The half life of hydromorphone is about 2.5 hours. This means that the concentration of the total dose take is cut in half by this time. The higher the total dose the higher the blood level is. At high levels even cutting it in half may still have serious effects. Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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My friend took 40mg of hydromorphone. She has a high tolerance but is this too much at once?

Likely yes: Like you said, if your friend has a tolerance to opioid, 40 mg is relative. It may be too much for a opioid naive patient and even lead to respiratory depression. But yes, 40 mg is generally too high of a dosefor anyone. ...Read more

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Are there any non-opiod-based replacements for hydromorphone?

Are there any non-opiod-based replacements for hydromorphone?

No: There is no non opioid replacement for hydromorphone. However, there are many non opioid medications for pain like nsaids, muscle relaxants, topical cream. ... The need for these medications depends on painful conditions. Please see your doctor and discuss it with them. ...Read more

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How long does it take hydromorphone HCl to leave your body?

How long does it take hydromorphone HCl to leave your body?

About 24 hours: Most of the drug is gone in about 24 hours intake. Urine test may be positive for longer. ...Read more

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What're the effects of hydromorphone with morphine for pain?

See below: Both are opioids and will similar and additive effects. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm currently taking 180 mg of oxyneo and want to switch to hydromorphone for pain.?

Why??: Oxyneo is an effort to provide adequate amounts of the needed pain drug (oxycodone) in a form that is resistant to abuse, both by crushing and snorting, and by smoking. If you want to switch, I wonder what you are trying to get from the medication. You need to talk to your prescriber about your issues, and consider whether there is now an underlying addiction developing. Dilaudid is highly abusable. ...Read more

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Difference between oxymorphone and hydromorphone?

Difference between oxymorphone and hydromorphone?

Semi synthetic: Oxymorphone is a semi synthetic form of morphine. Comes in immediate and extended release formulas and used for chronic pain.
Hydromorphone is a deritive of morphine as well but works best in IV form. Oral formulations do exist but are not reliably effective due to how they are broken down in body. Both are narcotics and controlled substances that can cause respiratory depression, use caution. ...Read more

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What is more addictive hydromorphone or oxycontin?

What is more addictive hydromorphone or oxycontin?

Both: Short acting and more potent opiates are more addictive. Hydromorphone /dialudid is highly potent particularly when given in injection form hence more addictive. It is not by no means to say ocycontin is less addictive or safe. In the world of addiction, ocycontin is more abused and is source of problem owing to its wide spread availability either by prescription or licitly. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 20mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and 8mg of hydromorphone?

Is it ok to take 20mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and 8mg of hydromorphone?

Mixing drugs: No! The fda recently lowered the maximum recommended dose of Ambien (zolpidem) for females. Maximum for males is 10mg. Mixing meds can be a deadly combination. You may benefit from a physician that specializes in pain management and u may be a candidate for a sleep study to get to the root of your problems. Good luck but don't play dr. ; mix medications without your professional's awareness; permissio. ...Read more

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Can I get a cortisone injection while I am also taking hydromorphone?

Can I get a cortisone injection while I am also taking hydromorphone?

Yes: Hydromorphone is a narcotic pain killer. You can have steroid injection while taking this medication. ...Read more

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Can u take hydromorphone and or with mirtazaphine hrs later, for sleep?

Can u take hydromorphone and or with mirtazaphine hrs later, for sleep?

If doc prescribes: Yes, but only if you do not have sleep apnea without CPAP coverage and only if you are already used to the hydro -morphone. Follow your doctors directions. There will be combined but not compounded sedation with these two. No drinking of course. Night light for middle of the night pee trips is advisable. Make sure there is nothing on the floor you can trip over. Take care. ...Read more

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What complications can one expect from injecting the crushed beadss from a hydromorphone contin capsule?

What complications can one expect from injecting the crushed beadss from a hydromorphone contin capsule?

STOP!: It is not recommended to temper with long acting narcotics due to overdose potential.
It appears that you might addict to opioid. Please seek help from an addiction specialist. ...Read more