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Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Both are potent drug: They are both potent drugs when given other than by an oral route. When taken by mouth, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is less potent. ...Read more

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Dr. George Yang
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Meperidine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Meperidine hydrochloride is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more


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Is there codeine in hydrocodone or demoral or dylaudid none

Is there codeine in hydrocodone or demoral or dylaudid none

That : That is a very good question. All of these medications are "synthetic" opioids. There is no Codeine in hydrocodone, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) or dilaudid. However, some people who are allergic to one can be allergic to another synthetic opioid. ...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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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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I cannot get any relief. How much stronger is dilaudid than hydrocodone?

I cannot get any relief. How much stronger is dilaudid than hydrocodone?

Dilaudid is much: Stronger than hydrocodone, somewhere in the 20 times stronger range and the jump should not be made from hydrocodone to Dilaudid (or oxymorphone). Speak with your physician about mid level opioids if you definitely need them, such as oxycodone. Also ask for long acting to help keep a steady state in your system to avoid peaks and troughs and decrease abuse potential. ...Read more

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How much stronger is dilaudid than hydrocodone and where can I get refills?

4 to 5 times: Dilaudid (hydromorphone) when taken orally is roughly 4 to 5 times more potent than oral hydrocodone. Both medications are controlled by the drug enforcement agency. Your physician will determine if you need this medication, in addition to other pain management therapies. ...Read more

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Can I use Dilaudid with Phenergan (promethazine) before sleep when have pain? I took Dilaudid 4mg for strong headache and woke up with nausea and vomiting.

Can I use Dilaudid with Phenergan (promethazine) before sleep when have pain? I took Dilaudid 4mg for strong headache and woke up with nausea and vomiting.

What does your Dr.: Say? Both of those narcotics are habit-forming and addictive outside of short term pain management/use. Phenergan (promethazine) is a decongestant, but is a controlled substance. So, ask your doctor what is best for now. If this is what your management includes, then it will make you drowsy. You shouldn't be driving/operating machinery while on it. Otherwise, there are safer OTCs that can work well for sleep. ...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!

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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Is taking 2 4mg Dilaudid the same as 1, 8mg Dilaudid?

YES: However, this is a potent narcotic and is not usually used for a tooth extraction. I would recommend the lowest possible dose (4mg) or call the prescribing dentist and request a safer pain medication. ...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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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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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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Can taking dilaudids daily cause you to not menstrate and why?

Can taking dilaudids daily cause you to not menstrate and why?

No: Dilaudid will not cause your periods to stop. If you really are 49 you may be entering menopause. ...Read more

Demerol (Definition)

Meperidine hydrochloride is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more