Dilaudid hydromorphone belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
This medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain.
Initiate treatment with dilaudid tablets in a dosing range of 2 mg to 4 mg, orally, every 4 to 6 hours.
How to use Dilaudid
Use hydromorphone tablets as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
This drug should only be taken orally.
Do not inject or snort Dilaudid (hydromorphone tablets). Doing any of these things can cause very bad side effects like trouble breathing and death from overdose.
Other pain relief medications like Oxycodone/Oxycontin, Percocet, Hydrocodone are great alternative.
Important information before taking this medicine
Use Dilaudid (hydromorphone tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information and follow all instructions given to you closely.
Take with or without food. Taking it after eating is preferable
Do not inject or snort Dilaudid (hydromorphone tablets). Doing so may cause very bad side effects like trouble breathing and death from overdose.
Possible side effects
Upset stomach or throwing up
Sweating a lot
Feeling tired or weak
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