Dilaudid

An opioid analgesic made from morphine and used mainly as an analgesic. It has a shorter duration of action than morphine. .
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Medicinal name:
  • Dilaudid 2 MG Oral Tablet
  • Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2 MG Oral Tablet [Dilaudid]
  • Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 4 MG Oral Tablet [Dilaudid]
  • Dilaudid 4 MG Oral Tablet
  • Dilaudid 8 MG Oral Tablet
  • Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 8 MG Oral Tablet [Dilaudid]
Dosage form
Dilaudid INJECTIONINJECTION
Dilaudid LIQUIDLIQUID
Dilaudid TABLETTABLET
Product type
Dilaudid - HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
Route type
Dilaudid INTRAMUSCULARINTRAMUSCULAR
Dilaudid ORALORAL

Dilaudid - Pharmacology:

Dilaudid is a narcotic analgesic; its principal therapeutic effect is relief of pain. Dilaudid interacts predominantly with the opioid mu-receptors. These mu-binding sites are discretely distributed in the human brain, with high densities in the posterior amygdala, hypothalamus, thalamus, nucleus caudatus, putamen, and certain cortical areas. They are also found on the terminal axons of primary afferents within laminae I and II (substantia gelatinosa) of the spinal cord and in the spinal nucleus of the trigeminal nerve. In clinical settings, Dilaudid exerts its principal pharmacological effect on the central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Dilaudid also binds with kappa-receptors which are thought to mediate spinal analgesia, miosis and sedation.

Dilaudid Interactions

Patients receiving other narcotic analgesics, general anesthetics, phenothiazines, tranquilizers, sedative-hypnotics, tricyclic antidepressants or other CNS depressants (including alcohol) concomitantly with DILAUDID may exhibit an additive CNS depression. When such combined therapy is contemplated, the dose of one or both agents should be reduced.

Dilaudid Contraindications

DILAUDID is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to hydromorphone; in the presence of an intracranial lesion associated with increased intracranial pressure; and whenever ventilatory function is depressed (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cor pulmonale, emphysema, kyphoscoliosis, status asthmaticus).

Manufacturers name:

  • Physicians Total Care, Inc
  • Purdue Pharma LP
  • Cardinal Health
  • Lake Erie Medical DBA Quality Care Products LLC
  • Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply DBA Quality Care Products LLC

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