Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is associate opioid pain medication. associate opioid is typically referred to as a narcotic.

Dilaudid is employed to treat moderate to severe pain.

Dilaudid may additionally be used for functions unlisted during this medication guide.

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  • Dilaudid, Exalgo, Hydrostat IR
  • Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Dilaudid: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

    Call your doctor at once if you have:

    weak or shallow breathing;
    confusion, feelings of extreme happiness or sadness;
    severe weakness or drowsiness; or
    a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
    Hydromorphone is more likely to cause breathing problems in older adults and people who are severely ill, malnourished, or otherwise debilitated.

    Common Dilaudid side effects may include:

    constipation, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
    dizziness, drowsiness;
    headache, tired feeling;
    feelings of extreme happiness or sadness;
    sweating, mild itching;
    dry mouth; or
    flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
  • The usual adult oral dosage of DILAUDID ORAL LIQUID is one-half (2.5 mL) to two teaspoonfuls (10 mL) (2.5 mg - 10 mg) every 3 to 6 hours as directed by the clinical situation. Oral dosages higher than the usual dosages may be required in some patients. Dilaudid Tablets The usual starting dose for DILAUDID tablets is 2 mg to 4 mg, orally, every 4 to 6 hours. Appropriate use of the DILAUDID TABLETS must be decided by careful evaluation of each clinical situation.