Dilaudid (Hydr Omorphone) dosage, maximum doses

How should you use Hydr Omorphone? Describes the Dilaudid dosage, how to take, doses, treatment and Hydr Omorphone Dilaudid maximum dose.


Hydromorphone (Oral)

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Never take hydromorphone in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

Take the pill form of this medicine with a full glass of water.

Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release tablet or capsule. Swallow the pill whole. It will release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking or opening the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

Measure the liquid form of hydromorphone with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one. Avoid getting hydromorphone liquid on your skin. It can be absorbed through your skin, and you may get too large a dose.

Do not stop using hydromorphone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medication.

Store this medication at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light.

Keep track of how many tablets have been used from each new bottle of this medicine. Hydromorphone is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription.

After you have stopped using this medication, flush any unused pills down the toilet.

Throw away any unused liquid hydromorphone that is older than 90 days.

Hydromorphone (Injection)

This medication is given as an injection through a needle placed under your skin or into a muscle. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.

Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using hydromorphone. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Do not stop using hydromorphone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medication.

Hydromorphone (Rectal)

Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Never use more hydromorphone than is prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

Do not take hydromorphone rectal by mouth. It is for use only in your rectum.

This medication comes with patient instructions for using the rectal suppository. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Remove the outer wrapper from the suppository before inserting it. Avoid handling the suppository too long or it will melt in your hands.

For best results from the suppository, lie down after inserting it and hold in the suppository for a few minutes. The suppository will melt quickly once inserted and you should feel little or no discomfort while holding it in. Avoid using the bathroom just after you have inserted the suppository.

Drink 6 to 8 full glasses of water daily to help prevent constipation while you are using hydromorphone. Ask your doctor about ways to increase the fiber in your diet. Do not use a stool softener (laxative) without first asking your doctor.

If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using hydromorphone. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

You may have withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medication after using it over a long period of time. Withdrawal symptoms include feeling restless or irritable, blurred vision, runny nose, watery eyes, yawning, sweating, tingly feeling under your skin, sleep problems, weakness, muscle spasms, severe back or stomach pain, muscle cramps, hot and cold flashes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and fast heart rate. Do not stop using hydromorphone suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

Store the suppositories in the refrigerator and do not allow them to freeze.







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