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What is Dilaudid?

General Description

Dilaudid is a kind of opioid which is commonly used for pain medication. It belongs to the family of narcotic pain relievers called  narcotic analgesics. Dilaudid is actually the street name of hydromorphone, It is often used to cure moderate to severe pain. It basically increases the pain tolerance  that the body can handle by working on the brain. It can work as fast as 20 minutes after oral intake or as fast as 5 minutes when injected. It is often given to patients who have already taken Morphine but did not respond positively to it. A lot information about Dilaudid is available on books about drugs and other readable resources in bookstores. If you have questions about Dilaudid, you can ask the people in the nearest pharmacy or drug store in your place or you could ask around in the Internet. There are also a lot of websites like this website which offers a lot of detailed information about the drug.

Dilaudid’s other brand names are Dilaudid-5, Palladone and Exalgo in the United States.

Availability

In pill form, you can purchase Dilaudid in the following strengths:

  • 1mg
  • 2mg
  • 3mg
  • 4mg
  • 8mg

It is also available in liquid form.

Dosage

The normal dosage of Dilaudid for adults is 2mg to 4mg every 5 to 6 hours in pill form or in liquid form. The liquid could be mixed with any beverage you prefer to avoid palatability issues when taking Dilaudid in. On the other hand, rectal suppositories should be taken once in every 8 hours and is advised to be taken during nighttime. For other forms of Dilaudid, one must follow the specific instructions of their doctor regarding the proper dosage of Dilaudid.