Dilaudid-HP (Injection)

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Dilaudid-HP (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Dilaudid-HP (Injection)

Dilaudid-HP (Injection) Medication Classification


Dilaudid-HP (Injection) Brandname

Dilaudid, Dilaudid-HP

Dilaudid-HP (Injection) is used for the Treatment

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

When To Not Use Dilaudid-HP (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to hydromorphone or to related narcotic pain-killers. You should not use hydromorphone if you have lung or breathing problems, or if you have an injury or wound inside your skull.

How Should You Use Dilaudid-HP (Injection)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • An IM injection is a shot given in your muscle (upper arm, thigh, buttocks).
  • An SC injection is a shot given just under the skin, usually in the back of your upper arm or the top of your thigh.
  • An IV infusion is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • This medicine should be given by a person trained to give IV or IM medicine. Sometimes you, a family member, or friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • To avoid dizziness from this medicine, get up slowly from a lying or sitting position.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
  • Take the rest of your doses for the day at evenly spaced time intervals, then return to your normal schedule.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Dilaudid-HP (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Dilaudid-HP (Injection)

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

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking medicine for diarrhea, an MAO inhibitor (Nardil®, Parnate®, Eldepryl®), or medicines that may make you sleepy such as cold or allergy medicines, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, or other pain killers.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while using hydromorphone.

Dilaudid-HP (Injection) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you liver, kidney, gallbladder, or inflammatory bowel disease, an enlarged prostate, or trouble going to the bathroom.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming. You should not use more than your doctor ordered, or use for longer periods of time than prescribed.
  • Talk to your doctor before you stop taking this medicine. You may need to take smaller and smaller amounts before stopping completely.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy. Avoid driving or using machinery.

Dilaudid-HP (Injection) Side Effects

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

  • Shortness of breath, trouble breathing
  • Severe skin rash, itching, or hives
  • Slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
  • Trouble going to the bathroom (urinating)
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness or confusion
  • Dizziness, headache, or blurred vision
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Sweating, or cold, clammy skin

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Dilaudid-HP (Injection)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: ***


Ajuniel, Ajuniel - 01/13/2014

Charina, I don't want to steer you away from any option to help your pain. However I will word this as I had no luck with a Pain Management Clinic . Just be sure to go in fully armed with as much kenwlodge as you can scrape together. (I went in a bit ignorant, got a neurologist who talked to me for about 10 minutes, and then prescribed Depakote for my cluster headaches. All he did was stick my cycle of on again/off again pain firmly in the on position.)Of course, arming yourself isn't the hard part getting someone to listen to you is. It's a pity that bedside manner seems to have slipped off the medical school syllabus.And let us know how everything turns out? If you can graduate to a cane, I can get you some REALLY fancy handmade Amish ones, cheap!