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what is the highest mg. you can get in pill form

I am use to taking 30 mg. of Morphine and would like to know what the highest mg. in pill form of Dilaudid there is or what the equvalent is of the two medicines is? Thank you.
by Jen, 03/25/2008

HYDROMORPHONE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information


HYDROMORPHONE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


HYDROMORPHONE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Dilaudid, Dilaudid-5

HYDROMORPHONE (Oral) (Tablet) 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 HYDROMORPHONE (Oral) (Tablet)

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 HYDROMORPHONE (Oral) (Tablet)

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 HYDROMORPHONE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using HYDROMORPHONE (Oral) (Tablet)

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.

HYDROMORPHONE (Oral) (Tablet) 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.

HYDROMORPHONE (Oral) (Tablet) 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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