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Dilaudid-HP Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydromorphone injection (Dilaudid-HP)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydromorphone injection (Dilaudid-HP)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydromorphone injection (Dilaudid-HP)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving hydromorphone injection (Dilaudid-HP)?
- How is hydromorphone injection given (Dilaudid-HP)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Dilaudid-HP)?
- What happens if I overdose (Dilaudid-HP)?
- What should I avoid while receiving hydromorphone injection (Dilaudid-HP)?
- What other drugs will affect hydromorphone injection (Dilaudid-HP)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Dilaudid-HP)?
Since hydromorphone is used on an as needed basis, you are not likely to miss a dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Dilaudid-HP)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of hydromorphone can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, cold and clammy skin, slow heart rate, weak pulse, shallow breathing, fainting, or breathing that stops.
What should I avoid while receiving hydromorphone injection (Dilaudid-HP)?
Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medication. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with hydromorphone. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how hydromorphone will affect you.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect hydromorphone injection (Dilaudid-HP)?
Do not use hydromorphone with any other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Dangerous side effects may result.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- buprenorphine (Buprenex, Subutex);
- butorphanol (Stadol);
- nalbuphine (Nubain);
- pentazocine (Talwin);
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop);
- bladder or urinary medicines such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- irritable bowel medicines such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Hyomax), or propantheline (Pro Banthine); or
- ulcer medications such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul) or mepenzolate (Cantil).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydromorphone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about hydromorphone injection.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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