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What is 0.2 dilaudid in a pain pump?

What is 0.2 dilaudid in a pain pump?

Pain pump: Pain pumps are the intrathecal drug delivery systems that deliver the medicine directly to the spinal fluid. Dilaudid is about 5-7 times as strong as morphine. A drug in the spinal fluid is is about 300 times as strong as oral intake. Also Dilaudid is not one of the drugs approved by fda for intrathecal use, but is widely used for tolerant patients and need to be monitored closely. ...Read more

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What to do about dilaudid while pregnant?

What to do about dilaudid while pregnant?

Dilaudid: is FDA pregnancy category C. Need should outweigh risks. Don't know what you are taking it for. Need to discuss this with your OB to look at risk vs benefit ratio. ...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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Can you recomend an alternative to dilaudid what drug would you use instead of dilaudid and what strength

Can you recomend an alternative to dilaudid what drug would you use instead of dilaudid and what strength

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) : Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen are over the counter. Only the rare patient needs something like Dilaudid as an outpatient. Fentanyl is another highly addictive, but very potent drug that can be used, as is Methadone or long acting morphine. ...Read more

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Is 20mg of dilaudid a lot?

Is 20mg of dilaudid a lot?

Yes: That is a very large amount of dilaudid. Dilaudid is a powerful narcotic and opioid naive patients will normally start around 1-2 mg. I am not sure why you are asking, but please do not take this large of a dose and if you have and you do not normally take opioids, please have someone take you to the er. Otherwise, a 20mg dose at once should be avoided. I hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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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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How long does a dilaudid high last?

Dilaudid high: If used as prescribed there is no high. So the question is why do you want to know? ...Read more

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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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