DILAUDID (hydromorphone hydrochloride), a hydrogenated ketone of morphine, is an opioid agonist.
DILAUDID Tablets are supplied in 2 mg, 4 mg, and 8 mg tablets for oral administration. The tablet strengths describe the amount of hydromorphone hydrochloride in each tablet. Buy Dilaudid Online
Hydromorphone hydrochloride is a white or almost white crystalline powder that is freely soluble in water, very slightly soluble in ethanol (96%), and practically insoluble in methylene chloride.
The 2 mg, 4 mg, and 8 mg tablets contain the following inactive ingredients: lactose anhydrous and magnesium stearate. DILAUDID Tablets may also contain traces of sodium metabisulfite.
DILAUDID Oral Solution and DILAUDID Tablets are indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Important Dosage And Administration Instructions
Ensure accuracy when prescribing, dispensing, and administering DILAUDID Oral Solution to avoid dosing errors due to confusion between mg and mL, which could result in accidental overdose and death. Ensure the proper dose is communicated and dispensed. When writing prescriptions, include both the total dose in mg and the total dose in volume.
Instruct patients to obtain a calibrated measuring cup/syringe for administering DILAUDID Oral Solution to ensure that the dose is measured and administered accurately. Buy Dilaudid Online
Initiate treatment with DILAUDID Tablets in a dosing range of 4 mg to 8 mg, orally, every 4 to 6 hours.
There is inter-patient variability in the potency of opioid drugs and opioid formulations. Therefore, a conservative approach is advised when determining the total daily dosage of DILAUDID Oral Solution or DILAUDID Tablets.
The following serious adverse reactions are described, or described in greater detail, in other sections:
- Addiction, Abuse, and Misuse
- Life-Threatening Respiratory Depression
- Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome
- Interactions with Benzodiazepines or Other CNS Depressants
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Severe Hypotension
- Gastrointestinal Adverse Reactions