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Generic Dilaudid

HYDROMORPHONE is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Compare opioids.
Hydromorphone Coupon - Hydromorphone 2mg tablet

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Who Gets Hooked on Opioids After Surgery?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - September 02, 2016

Many patients report becoming hooked on their opioid medications (like Vicodin, Percocet, Dilaudid, hydrocodone, and so on) after doctors prescribed them for postoperative pain.

If you’ve never used pain medications and are given them for pain after a procedure, who is most likely to have a problem down the line? Well, a recent JAMA study evaluated the risk for chronic opioid use following several common surgical procedures in opioid-naive patients (people who have never used opioid medications before). See More

Opioid Overdoses: How Do We Balance Help and Harm?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 04, 2016

Opioid pain medication is an emotional topic for everyone. Patients who struggle with chronic noncancer pain and need opioid medications feel they are portrayed as addicts when they ask for refills. Each week I see many patients using opioids for the appropriate reason, who have tried and failed with other medications and yet feel stigmatized by the use of medicine they need.

The flipside, however, is that more and more of us are dying from prescription pain medication overdoses, in addition to heroin overdoses when addicts move from Oxycontin to heroin. See More

Is Nucynta Better Than Other Pain Meds?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 23, 2014

One of the bright new changes in pain medications over the last few years were two medications: Ultram (tramadol) and now Nucynta (tapentadol). These are different from Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen), Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen), and Tylenol #3 (codeine/acetaminophen) in many ways and are considered much “gentler.” So, is Nucynta better? Lets look.

Ten points about Nucynta and Ultram you need to know:

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Straight Out of Pulp Fiction: An Injection for Opioid Overdose You Can Use at Home

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 09, 2014

Heroin, Oxycontin or any opioid overdose is easily reversed with naloxone. You’ve seen it in the movies and it’s true, naloxone works to wake people up from the dead, well . . . most of the time. Now people won’t have to wait for paramedics to arrive or to get to the ER, it will be available as a prescription.

The FDA has approved Evzio (naloxone injection) for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, which as you know manifests as respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. See More

Prescription Drug Abuse: A Pharmacist’s View

The GoodRx Pharmacist - November 01, 2013

Controlled substances and prescription drug abuse have been increasingly under the spotlight. This has been fueled, in particular, by overuse of drug such as opioids. Opioids are used as painkillers and include hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and morphine. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are among the top most abused prescription drugs.

The numbers:

Overdose is the second leading causing of accidental death in the United States, with an estimated 16,600 deaths from overdose in 2010. See More

The Big 8 Constipation-Causing Medications

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 18, 2013

You are all stopped up and can’t find an obvious reason. Look over your medication list and you may find the source. Constipation has many causes but medications are among the most common.

First, if your stools are too hard or too small or pooping is too difficult or infrequent you are constipated. Officially, constipation is defined as a stool frequency of less than three per week. It can be miserable and medications prescribed by us, your physicians, are frequently to blame. See More

Exalgo: The New Long Acting Hydromorphone Pill

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 04, 2012

When you hear about Exalgo you may wonder why we need such a high dose of hydromorphone in one pill, and you may feel worried about that. Well, physicians feel the same way. Here is the deal.

Dilaudid is the short acting hydromorphone most people are familiar with. In August 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a 32 mg strength of Exalgo (hydromorphone) extended-release tablets for use in opioid-tolerant patients with moderate-to-severe chronic pain who require opioids for an extended period of time. See More

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