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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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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