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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!

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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Can you tell me is dilaudid the best pain medication?

Can you tell me is dilaudid the best pain medication?

Depends what for: And on each individual. Dilaudid is a strong medication and shouldn't be first line, but can be very effective if pain is refractory. However, some people respond better to less powerful opioids inexplicably. Sometimes pain medication has to be trial and error and you and your physician may need to work to find the pain med that treats you specifically the best. ...Read more

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How easy is it to become addicted on 16mg of dilaudid?

How easy is it to become addicted on 16mg of dilaudid?

Narcotic addiction: All narcotics have addiction potential. You can get addicted to narcotic at any dose and any frequency. In any situation, 16mg of Dilaudid is a high narcotic dose. ...Read more

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Is it possible to turn a dilaudid pill into a nonaddictive form?

Is it possible to turn a dilaudid pill into a nonaddictive form?

Yes: Don't use it except a few times a week. Physical dependence occurs in almost everybody after frequent exposure to certain medicines. Addiction is a psychiatric diagnosis based on a pattern of behaviors that develop after to exposure to meds that usually cause a " change, of state" in the mind. ...Read more

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How do I know if i've taken too many pills (dilaudid)and need medical help? I don't need2b told about mental health.

Dependence?: You may be dependent on dilaudid. If you are increasing dosage, or taking without clear indication this very likely is a problem. This could be dependence, not really a mental health issue. ...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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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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