Dilaudid 8 mg
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Dilaudid is a well-known prescription medication used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain caused by cancer, broken bones, major surgeries, or due to any severe accident. Also known by its generic name, hydromorphone, this drug is part of a class of substances called opioids or narcotics. Members of this class are known to alter how the brain responds to pain and eases the discomforting sensations.
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Opioids and synthetic-opioid medicine like Dilaudid 8 mg may be effective for short-term treatment of chronic and acute pain, but they can lead to addiction and dependence when used irresponsibly or for a longer period of time. Thus, it is important that you only take Dilaudid medicine when prescribed by an authorized and licensed medical professional.
Dilaudid 8 mg Background
The generic form of Dilaudid 8 mg pill, hydromorphone, has a record of being used for the first time in Germany, in 1920. Hydromorphone was created as an alternative to other pain relievers that would result in fewer side effects and health risks. In 1926, it was sold under the name “Dilaudid” for the very first time.
Hydromorphone is a potent Schedule II Controlled opioid analgesic drug. In recent times Hydromorphone drug abuse has been a continuing problem in the United States. It is supplied as injectable ampules, multiple-dose vials, tablets, and suppositories. Being the generic form, it is marketed under the brand names, Dilaudid, Exalgo (extended-release hydromorphone), and Palladone (Hydromorphone HCL extended-release form). It is also marketed in generic forms.
Currently approved Hydromorphone products available in the market include immediate-release tablets of 2 mg, 4 mg, and 8 mg, and extended-release tablets of 8 mg, 12 mg, 16 mg, and 32 mg. Apart from that, it is also available as an oral solution of 5 mg/5 ml viscous liquid, and ampules of 1, 2, 4, and 10 mg/ml sterile solution for parenteral usage or administration. But from our BigpharmaUSA website you can get the following:
However, Dilaudid 8 mg pills stand apart from the rest other, as it is supplied as triangular-shaped, white-colored pills that have a vertically scored ‘M’ on one side while ‘8’ is engraved on the other side. Whenever you order Dilaudid 8 mg pills online, you can look for these details to identify the original ones.
Prominently, available Dilaudid pills are short-acting hydromorphone tablets that usually come in form of Dilaudid 8 mg pills at their strongest potency. For certain cases that require extreme pain relief effects, a stronger and more long-acting form of Dilaudid medicine is necessary, which is where the drug Exalgo comes in handy. While Dilaudid’s potency ends at 8 mg strength, Exalgo comes in the form of 12 mg, 16 mg, and 32 mg tablets.
Adults are recommended a 2 to 4 mg dose of Dilaudid to be taken in 4 to 6 hours intervals. Your concerned doctor might also adjust your dose as needed for the treatment. However, children below the age of 18 are allowed to use Dilaudid 8 mg tablets and thus their dose must be determined by an authorized doctor. Patients above the age of 65 years must use a lower dose of Dilaudid at the beginning.
Other than that, Dilaudid liquid solution can also be taken between 2 to 2.5 mL every 3 to 6 hours intervals. Also, Dilaudid 2 mg injection can be administered under the skin or into the muscle every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain by a medical professional.
Multiple Uses of Dilaudid 8 mg
Like any other opioid medication, Dilaudid 8 mg tablets are primarily used for pain relief action. Opioids work by blocking the pain signals that reach the brain and thus help to decrease the intensity of pain and improve the patient’s emotional response towards it. As the source of the pain can vary depending on an individual patient’s circumstances, Dilaudid 8 mg may be prescribed to some people and not to others. The most common types of pain that an individual seeks Dilaudid to address or may be prescribed include:
- Chronic back pen
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Nerve pain
- Severe chest pain
- Pain due to cancer
- For pancreatitis treatment
- For hospice care
Precautions Regarding Dilaudid 8 mg Use
Dilaudid 8 mg medicine may be prescribed to patients recovering from cancer, major surgeries, severe accidents, or conditions that involve chronic pain. But before taking a Dilaudid dose, it is very important that you consult with your authorized doctor or healthcare provider all about your medical history. This will help the doctor to accurately evaluate your conditions and the safest Dilaudid dose for you. You must inform your doctor if you are suffering from any of the followings:
- An allergy to hydromorphone or other opioid medications
- An allergy to sulfites-containing medications
- Acute asthma
- Acute respiratory depression
- Pulmonary edema
- Severe central nervous system depression, etc.
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