Dilaudid (hydromorphone): Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Dilaudid is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Dilaudid may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You can buy Dilaudid (hydromorphone) pills (tablets) online without prescription.
How Long Dilaudid Affects Your System?
When hydromorphone is taken orally, it reaches its peak effect in 30 minutes to an hour. The elimination half-life of oral hydromorphone is about 4 hours.
Dilaudid can cause serious or life-threatening breathing problems, especially during the first two days of taking the medication or if your doctor increases the dosage. You should be carefully monitoredwhen you start taking this medication.
You must not drink alcohol while using Dilaudid. Other medications can affect how Dilaudid works in your system. It is very important to discuss all other prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbs with your doctor or pharmacist so they can advise you and adjust your prescriptions properly for safety.
Specific medications to be aware of interactions with hydromorphone include MAO inhibitors, blood pressure medicine, diuretics (water pills), medicine for depression, phenothiazine, and anything that makes you sleepy. It also can have interactions with St. John’s wort and tryptophan.
Also be aware that Dilaudid can make you drowsy. Until you know how it affects you, it is safer to not drive or operate heavy machinery.
But it is also critical to continue to take Dilaudid on the schedule provided by your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking it after you have been taking it for several days you are likely to go through withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Removing it from your system can cause a severe reaction. Only reduce using Dilaudid when advised to do so by your doctor and follow the schedule provided.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- This medicine comes with an extra patient fact sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it with care. Read it again each time Dilaudid (hydromorphone suppository) is refilled. If you have any questions about Dilaudid (hydromorphone suppository), please talk with the doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.