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User Reviews for Hydromorphone

Also known as: Dilaudid, Dilaudid-HP, Exalgo, Hydromorph Contin, Hydrostat IR, Palladone

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Cough 1 reviews 751 medications
   
9.7
Chronic Pain 53 reviews 105 medications
   
8.7
Pain 211 reviews 912 medications
   
8.7
Anesthetic Adjunct 1 reviews 7 medications
   
7.5
Summary of Hydromorphone reviews 266 reviews 8.6

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For Chronic Pain: "Was diagnosed with three degenerative discs that have now compressed on top of each other at L-3, 4 & 5, creating horribly pinched nerves. Started off with Vicodin, which helped for awhile. In 2006 was switched to Dilaudid 2mg, then 4mg, currently taking 8mg/ 4 times daily. Wow, what a great pain killer! With the Vicodin, it dulled the pain but with the dilaudid, it's completely gone. Makes living life enjoyable again. It's great not to be in constant pain anymore!"

   
10

staz (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 4, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Pain: "I received Dilaudid through IV while in ER for kidney pain. The pain relief was very fast and effective. However, I had noticeable side effects - that disorienting whoosh effect mentioned by another commenter, severe dizziness, nausea and blurred vision. When admissions asked me to sign paperwork I had significant trouble raising my arms and holding the pen, but I was able to sign my name with a great deal of concentration. Getting out of bed was very difficult when they asked for a urine sample. I needed quite a bit of assistance from the nurse to walk across the hall. All I wanted to do was lie very still and minimize the dizziness. It took about 8 hours for this effect to go away."

   
5.0

LHanc (taken for less than 1 month) June 17, 2015

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Dilaudid-HP (hydromorphone) for Pain: "I have many years experience on both the patient and as care giver. Dilaudid is an excellent chronic and acute pain medication. Well tolerated and easily adjustible. All around I give it a score of 9 out of 10."

   
9.0

Rgk420galtx (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 3, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Pain: "Get light headeed on them"

   
7.0

sportmanli May 31, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Pain: "I was given this post breast- cyst biopsy. It has not in the least helped my severe pain. My doctor now wants me to take Dilaudid and motrin 800 hopefully I will get some relief."

   
3.0

JYJones (taken for less than 1 month) May 7, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Pain: "I have a Traumatic Brain Injury. I asked for Tylenol for pain and they came back with this. It worked very well. Maybe a little too well!"

   
10

CourtM (taken for less than 1 month) May 2, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Pain: "Broke my arm and was given the drug. Caused respiratory distress. Was told to never take it again. I woke up and the medical staff was slapping me on the chest and screaming for me to breathe!"

   
2.0

Snasam April 28, 2015

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Exalgo (hydromorphone) for Chronic Pain: "I am 5'. 105 lbs and was a carpenter for 6 years . I have a bad back 2 disc replaced in neck with a plate & 6 screws which gets cold and the pain goes right down my back . Have had 15 operations . Fibromyalgia and arthritis. Tried morphine and butane patches which made me sick. I take hydrocodone 10 mg 5 X day . Which only lasts 2 to 3 hrs. Grit my teeth the rest of the time (broken a few). I started Exalgo 12 mg yesterday and I started feeling better in about 2 hrs. This is a miracle, I don't hurt! There were times I didn't think I could go on and now I have a new lease on life . I hope it continues to keep working ! Happy gal!"

   
10

New York Gal April 28, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Chronic Pain: "Dilaudid has been beneficial to my daily activities. Without Dilaudid I literally cannot move. The chronic pain from fibromyalgia is indescribable. And every case is different, but it helps me. The only side effect that I must pay close attention to is headaches.... if I already have a headache, I don't take Dilaudid. It will make it worse. Once in a while, Dilaudid will cause a headache."

   
8.0

Rheacy (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 10, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Pain: "Went to the ER with severe back spasms. I can handle pain pretty well, but these spasms were horrendous. I have chronic spine and hip pain, but this was much worse than normal. After the Toradol Shot and the Valium weren't working, they finally gave me the Dilaudid shot. Only took about 10 minutes and I was pain free. Of course, I only had the shot and nothing else to tide me over until the chiropractor, but it was very good stuff."

   
10

TattedAllyCatt (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Pain: "I was administered Dilauded in the ER after having suffered a copperhead bite to the ankle. They administered the antivenin and morphine with phenergan (sp?) and returned after about 10 minutes to check my pain level-- no effect. The dilauded didn't completely stop the pain, but it definitely took the edge off. This was my first expirence taking any narcotic-- so both the morphine and dilauded caused the "whoooosh" sensation, stomach dropped, body felt very heavy... But that sensation was much greater with dilauded. Shortly after getting the Dilauded I started vomiting pretty heavily-- but no way to know if that was the venom, antivenom, morphine, or dilauded. Lesson learned, don't step on a snake!"

   
7.0

Melissapolo (taken for less than 1 month) April 9, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Pain: "After years of having brain tumors,I must take pain medication daily,but for when I can't control the pain with Tylenol #3's & my other meds. I've found a medication that works for me,Dilaudid,we have found is a very good & tolerable medication. I don't like going in for the medication, but the relief I get from it helps me sleep & gets me back to maintaining my constant headaches(with the brain tumors, I'm in constant pain,but I can manage it, most of the time.). It's a wonderful medication for those of us that need it on occasion & much less foggy than Demerol to recover from! The amount varies with me because of my chronic condition,but I never need more than 2 injections,but it's a medication NOT to be played with however!"

Wendy Sanibel March 30, 2015

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For Pain: "Works great for break through"

   
8.0

Mark wink March 26, 2015

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Dilaudid-HP (hydromorphone) for Pain: "Pain management is moderate. Side effects are awful. Dizzines, nausea and feeling of floating and not being present. "

   
2.0

Jessiesteam (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "Worked for my neck pain"

   
10

Cjk69 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 4, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Chronic Pain: "Most effective opoid pain medication for me. Long story short, my spine is messed up from stem to stern: scoliosis, osteoarthritis, osteophytes, spinal stenosis etc. It all got much worse after my son was born which was when I was first put on the trial and error opoid rollercoaster. Tylenol 3 codeine quickly became ineffective, probably because I had up to this point been treating my pain with OTC medication (in Canada you can get low-dose Tylenol with codeine without a prescription) and I was put on Oxycodone (Percocet) which was an awful med: didn't last & withdrawal was hellish. Next up, Fentanyl patch, moderately effective but patch delivery was unreliable. Hydrocodone (Dilaudid) at last gave me some of my life and mobility back."

   
9.0

Canadienne (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 24, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Chronic Pain: "Works"

   
9.0

LungCancerStg4 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 17, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Pain: "I was in the hospital for appendicitis and I was given this to help with the pain and before the entire shot was inside of me my head hit the pillow and I had instant release of pain... Greatest pain killer I've ever had"

   
10

Anonymous February 5, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Chronic Pain: "Finally0 found a medication with little side effects"

   
10

paulieharris (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 4, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Chronic Pain: "I suffer from a very rare migraine condition called hemiplegic migraines which are neurological migraines that cause stroke like symptoms. Unlike most people, I am unable to take most medications designed for migraines since in the small print of these meds it says do not administer to those with hemiplegic migraines. I have found that Dilaudid has been a God send when I have these migraines. Just 1 shot (ratio) of 2mg of Dilaudid combined with 2mg of promethazine and it puts me into a deep enough sleep where my brain can retrigger without any rebound migraine effects. It has proven to be very successful and useful!"

   
10

Jenn Claus (taken for 10 years or more) January 30, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Chronic Pain: "Dilaudid worked great for pain without all the side effects from other pain meds, but doctors are no longer willing to prescribe them. Probably due to all the abuse and how difficult the DEA is now making things for pharmacists who fill them and doctors prescribing them."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 29, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Pain: "I was prescribed this medication for breakthrough pain. It works better than the oxycodone and I rate it a 10. They would highly recommend this medication to people with severe pain to help with the breakthrough pain. This is Dilaudid which is a very effective medication post surgery."

   
10

pole vaulting man (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 29, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Chronic Pain: "Nothing else worked except this 2mg dose without side effects. It wore off after 6 hours. Given post surgery use, but could have helped longer since everything else caused migraines."

   
10

Rotatorfix January 27, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Pain: "Almost instant pain relief , best I've had and I've had a lot"

   
9.0

Billbuoy January 9, 2015

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Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for Chronic Pain: "It really makes most of the pain go away it takes a little bit for them to work but I'm on a low dose"

   
10

lisawooten (taken for less than 1 month) December 19, 2014

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