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Medicine For Hydromorphone Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Unlikely: If you have problem with Opiates (more likely intolerances than allergies), you are more likely to have problem with Dilaudid as well. However there may be exceptions , perhaps starting at a 1/4 of the dose then gradually work the dose up may be helpful if Dilaudid is a drug you really needed. ...Read more
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
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
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
Possibly: Any opioid such as hydromorphone can get you "high" or sleepy under the right circumstances. Pain Relief usually occurs at doses substantially below these levels. Contributing factors include concurrent medication or alcohol use, amount taken and genetic factors which determine how the drug is metabolized. ...Read more
ER: Get medical attention immediately for respiratory distress. ...Read more
Cont mom#3! hydromorphone 2mgs as a prn. She's not 1 2 take pills that aren't needed but she's is in so much pain. Can that med cause her kidney 2fail?
Very unlikely: If she is in addisonian crisis, this alone would explain the pain and kidney problems. This is a very serious condition, and needs close medical monitoring. Decreasing oral steroids too quickly can also cause similar complaints. I think the primary concern should be evaluating her hormonal status, which will help resolve her pain. Keep in touch with her doctor weekly, if not more. Good luck! ...Read more
Oxy and hydro codone: Both are equally addicitive.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes all three are narcotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: Both are opioids and will similar and additive effects. ...Read more
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
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
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