Dilaudid-5 (Oral)

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Dilaudid-5 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Dilaudid-5 (Oral)

Dilaudid-5 (Oral) Medication Classification


Dilaudid-5 (Oral) Brandname

Dilaudid, Dilaudid-5

Dilaudid-5 (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Hydromorphone (hye-droe-MOR-fone) Treats pain and severe cough.Belongs to a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics.

When To Not Use Dilaudid-5 (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to hydromorphone or related drugs such as codeine, morphine, or hydrocodone (Tussionex®).

How Should You Use Dilaudid-5 (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • May be taken with food to lessen stomach upset.
  • Store at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
  • Measure the oral liquid carefully using a measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Dilaudid-5 (Oral) Storage

Store Dilaudid-5 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Dilaudid-5 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Dilaudid-5 (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking any other kind of medicine that could make you sleepy, such as sedatives, sleeping pills, or muscle relaxants.

Dilaudid-5 (Oral) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking hydromorphone if you have asthma, stomach or intestinal problems, or lung disease.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • This medicine can be habit-forming. You should not use more than your doctor ordered.
  • If you have taken this medicine for several weeks, do not suddenly stop taking it You may need to take smaller and smaller doses before stopping completely.
  • This medicine may cause dizziness or confusion. Be careful if driving a car or using machinery.

Dilaudid-5 (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Rapid or slowed heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Hives, skin rash, or itching
  • Severe confusion or tiredness
  • Tremors
  • Trouble going to the bathroom (urinating)
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, or weakness
  • Dry mouth, nausea, or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Nervousness

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