Your help is greatly needed. I have had 13 back surgeries in the last 12 yrs and have beed on opiod pain relievers for probablly 11 of those years l'm currently recieving my pain meds thru a implanted pump. This consists of sufentanyl,clonidine,bupivicaine and balcofen. The key drug here is the sufentanyl & is at the rate of110.11 mg a day. I also use percocet 10/325 tabs 1 every 6hrs. My pain doc has just added a new oral(pill,non liquid) med to the percocet called EXALGO. My nurse said it was the same as Dilaudid, it comes in a 12mg (P>OQ am) thats 1 a day in the am pill. As far as l can tell this drug was just released in March of 2010 & contains the same narcotic drug as dilaudid(hydromorphone hydrochloride). Can anyone that has actualy taken this drug please give me some 1st hand info on how well it worked 4 them?. BTW- my script is for the 12mg size. I know this is a pretty low dose but thats how he has always done it and l know if it needs to b tirated up he will. Also fyi we tried some drug called EMBEDA 3 weeks ago,& if anybody cares, that drug should go rite in the TOLIET!!! & whoever invented it shot! TIA, Sincerely, Mark
20 Jan 2011
so i have taken the 12 mg dilaudid(hydromorphone hydrochloride) aswell, while on roxicet 30 mg 4 to 5 times a day and it did Nothing for my pain at first. then the dilaudid started to make me itch Very badly and i wanted to stop taking it but after taking it As perscribed for about 3 to 4 weeks, then when i stopped taking it for 2 or 3 days i could feel the withdrawal from it coming on . i did not like how it made me feel. i was itchy and irritable and it made me very tired, like i could not keep my eyes open, & i dont think it was working well with the roxicet, but that is jus my opinion.
Then i had to ween off of it. from the 12, to 8, to 4, to 2 to none of it and the doctor was trying to switch me over from the roxicet to the dilaudid! & i just could Not take it and the way it made me feel. it deffinatly was not fun 'so to speek'.
but i hope this helps you.
if not im sorry, i tried.
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