HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable)

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Can you take this drug if you have Intercraneial Hypertenstion?

Hello, Can you Take this medication if you have intercranianal Hypertenstion?Also called "False brain Tumor"?My son was just dianoised with this and I need to know if this narcotic will or will not build up CFS pressure. Do you know of any n...
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HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable)

HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Dilaudid, Dilaudid-HP

HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable) 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 HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable)

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 HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable)


  • 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 HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable)

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.

HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable) 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.

HYDROMORPHONE (Injection) (Injectable) 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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