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Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Medication
I'm immune to the hydromorphone actions, but not other opioids such as demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) or morphine?
Sounds confusing: In that hydromorphone is metabolized into morphine, and that is the effective agent in our bodies. There are people who may lack the enzymes to metabolize certain drugs, and this has been reported in some people with codeine, where the enzyme that metabolizes it to morphine is absent. It is possible you have something similar. Sometimes it is that you have not gotten the right dose by right route. ...Read more
How long on average does hydromorphone stay in the system? Is it in any other medications, or will another medication lead to a false positive
Pain man. Drug screen, fail: is there anyway to prove innocence after failed drug screen ? Pos:hydromorphone i know i didn't ingest !
Confirmation: All drug screens are not equal. If your doctor did a dipstick test only there may be false positives or negatives. I send all my abnormal uds to a forensic toxicology lab for confirmation. ...Read more
Can you tell me if on a pre employment drug test will hydrocodone (norco) and hydromorphone (dilaudid) show up as the same thing?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What complications can one expect from injecting the crushed beadss from a hydromorphone contin capsule?
Oxy and hydro codone: Both are equally addicitive.Get a more detailed answer ›
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