This medicine is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. Hydromorphone belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid anesthetics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to hurt.
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Read the Medication Guide handed by your apothecary before you start taking hydromorphone and each time you get a refill. However, ask your croaker or apothecary, If you have any questions.
Take this medicine by mouth as directed by your croaker
You may take this drug with or without food. However, it may help to take this drug with food, If you have nausea. Ask your croaker or apothecary about other ways to drop nausea( analogous to lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible).
Still, precisely measure the cure using a special measuring device/ spoon, If you are using the liquid form of this medicine. Do not use a ménage spoon because you may not get the correct cure. Do not confuse the cure of hydromorphone liquid in milligrams( mg) with the cure in milliliters( ml). Ask your apothecary or croaker if you are not sure how to check or measure the dose. However, shake the bottle well before each cure, If your liquid is a suspension.
The capsule is predicated on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your cure, take the medicine more constantly, or take it for a longer time than specified. properly stop the medicine when so directed.
Pain specifics work swish if they are used when the first signs of pain occur. However, the medicine may not work as well, If you stay until the pain has worsened.
still, your croaker may direct you to also take long-acting opioid specifics, If you have ongoing pain( analogous as due to cancer). In that case, this medicine might be used for unlooked-for( advance) pain only as demanded. Other pain relievers( analogous as acetaminophen, and ibuprofen) may also be specified. Ask your croaker or apothecary about using hydromorphone safely with other drugs.
Suddenly stopping this medicine may beget retirement, especially if you have used it for a long time or are in high piles. To help retirement, your croaker may lower your cure slowly. Tell your croaker or apothecary right down if you have any retirement symptoms analogous as restlessness, internal/ mood changes( including anxiety, trouble sleeping, studies of tone- murder), soddening eyes, watery nose, nausea, diarrhea, sweating, muscle stings, or unlooked-for changes in behavior.
When this medicine is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your croaker.
Though it helps multitudinous people, this medicine may sometimes beget dependence. This trouble may be advanced if you have a substance use complaint (analogous to overuse of or dependence on drugs or alcohol). Take this medicine exactly as specified to lower the trouble of dependence. Ask your croaker
or apothecary for further details.
Tell your croaker if your pain does not get better or if it gets worse.
Before taking hydromorphone, tell your croaker or apothecary if you are antipathetic to it; or to hydrocodone; or if you have any other aversions. This product may contain inactive ingredients( analogous to sulfites), which can beget antipathetic responses or other problems. Talk to your apothecary for further details.
Before using this medicine, tell your croaker or druggist your medical history, especially of brain conditions( analogous to head injury, excrescence, seizures), breathing problems( analogous to asthma, sleep apnea, habitual obstructive pulmonary complaint- COPD), order complaint, liver complaint, internal/ mood conditions( analogous as confusion, depression), particular or family history of a substance use complaint( analogous as overuse of or dependence to drugs alcohol), stomach/ intestinal problems( analogous as blockage, constipation, diarrhea due to infection, paralyzed ileus), difficulty urinating( analogous as due to enlarged prostate), gallbladder complaint, complaint of the pancreas( pancreatitis), underactive thyroid( hypothyroidism), a certain spinal problem( kyphoscoliosis), adrenal gland problem( analogous as Addison's complaint).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana( cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use ministry, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your croaker
If you are using marijuana(cannabis).
Liquid products may contain sugar. Caution is advised if you have diabetes or any other condition that requires you to limit and avoid sugar in your diet. Ask your croaker or apothecary about using this product safely.
Before having surgery, tell your croaker or dentist about all the products you use( including traditional drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Still, give them naloxone if available, also call 911, If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms analogous to passing out or trouble breathing. However, call a bane control center if the person is awake and has no symptoms. US dwellers can call their original bane control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada dwellers can call a provincial bane control center. Symptoms of overdose may include slow/ shallow breathing, slow eyeblink, and coma.
Ask your croaker or apothecary if you should have naloxone available to treat opioid overdose. Educate your family or ménage members about the signs of an opioid overdose and how to treat it.
still, take it as soon as you flashback, If you are taking this medicine on a regular schedule and miss a dose. However, skip the missed cure, If it's near the time of the coming cure. Take your coming cure at the regular time. Do not double the cure to catch up.