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Dilaudid Rating Summary

8.8/10 Average Rating

274 Ratings with 192 User Reviews

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"This medication was truly a life saver for me. It took all my pain away and allowed me to sleep peacefully without awaking to excruciating pain caused by nerve damage I had received from two surgeries."

   
10

JoshAZ January 16, 2010

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"This is wonderful for pain management.This is a drug thaght actually KILLS pain! But be warned, it does have a high potential for addiction. It truly took all my pain away."

   
10

Eh, Steve! December 16, 2009

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"Hydromorphone is the only medication that is effective in relieving my pain from nerve damage to my neck. It has been my savior since 2005 after having AVR."

   
10

Ammielamb December 11, 2009

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"After breaking 3 ribs and taking Vicodin and Tramadol to no relief I asked the doctor for Dilaudid 2 mg every 6 hrs. It took the pain from 9 down to 4 in about 20 minutes. Now I can finally get some sleep and get a few things done around the house...great medicine."

   
10

I HATE PAIN December 1, 2009

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"Crohn's and pancreatitis - The Dilaudid IV works. Just got switched to the pills. "

   
9.0

Anonymous November 20, 2009

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"I have had a chronic headache for ten years, as in I have not gone one single day without a headache in ten years. I get terrible terrible migraines, but also have advanced arthritis from C4-C7 with 3 bulging discs. (I'm 23 years old). I've been on everything under the sun that is non-addictive for migraine treatment in addition to Demerol, codeine Lortab, Percocet, Stadol, Nubain & Pentacozine. I was on 40mg hydrocodone each day which was effective but also took Excedrin, Midrin and Cephadyn on occasions so the acetaminophen effects worried me. My doctor switched me to Dilaudid 4mg four times daily and it works wonderfully without being so harsh on my liver. VERY effective at pain relief. Doesn't seem as habit-forming as the Lortabs-for me"

   
9.0

officer handy November 13, 2009

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"My husband was given a dose at the emergency room and it was the only thing that helped him."

   
8.0

kamama1971 November 9, 2009

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"In January 2009, I was prescribed Dilaudid 8mg (2 tabs 4X/day) to battle break-through pain, in conjunction with my constant regimen of OxyContin 80mg (2 tabs, 3X/day) therapy. It was as though I had been given a placebo. No effects - neither positive or negative. I have a high degree of opiate tolerance, which renders pain management a difficult chore. My doctor switched me over to morphine sulfate immediate release back in August (30mg, 2-3 tabs/every 3-4 hours), which (to my system, at least), is far more effective, despite the fact that Dilaudid's efficacy is about 6-7 times that of morphine's."

   
5.0

duckworthy November 4, 2009

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"I suffer from chronic back and knee pain. Had lower spinal fusion, both knees totally replaced and stenosis in my upper neck that flared up once to the point that the pain was agony! This was the first time I was given an injection of dilaudid as opposed to morphine. Morphine has never taken my pain away, it just made me not care that it hurt, and the first time I was injected with dilaudid, the effects the first minute scared me, but I had a great nurse that walked me through everything I was going to experience and assured me that in one min. It would pass and it did and for the first time in 12yrs. After about five mins I had absolutely no pain. Also took the pills for about 1 month and worked very well."

   
10

7timesdad November 2, 2009

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"I had an abscessed streptococcus infection, which is a REALLY painful occurrence. They treated me with 2-10cc Dilaudid IV Injections, and it was really great. I got REALLY drowsy, but felt nothing, even when they stuck a HUGE needle into my insanely infected tonsil (It was only one tonsil). I went from a 9 on the pain scale to a 1 in ten minutes (or what I perceived as 10 minutes at least). I also hear about people getting very sick from hydromorphone. The staff at the Medical Center were great though. The technician who administered the drug in the ER knew just how to administer it to minimize nausea. I am definitely glad that they knew how much pain I was in an pulled no punches to treat it."

   
10

JeremyMunsell October 24, 2009

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"After fracturing my L1,L2,L3,L4,L5 in a car accident two years ago, Dilaudid 4mg three times a day plus Methadone 10mg three times a day has been the ONLY combination that allows me to have a life. I've been through so many doctors, it's sad. Believe me, if I could be pain-free without medicines, I would. My pain level now is a steady 4. Before Dilauded, nothing worked."

   
10

Krowgirl October 22, 2009

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"This drug is the first to relieve some of the severe symptoms associate with severe back and leg pain from a work-related injury. I found it to be effective in reducing the pain level from 10 to about 7 (1-10 pain scale). There were no side-effects that I am aware of when given an injection in the ED setting."

   
8.0

paleocarl October 9, 2009

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"I had a severe ear infection and was given Norco. I am not a regular narcotic patient and knew Norco was fairly strong, but to no avail did it help my ear. It hurt like you'd not believe, and went to the emergency room for the pain I was experiencing in my right ear. I was given an IV of antibiotics and a dose of dilaudid as well. It helped so much that I even fell asleep while they probed my ear. The doctor ordered a second dose before I was released and then was placed back on Norco for 7 days. Again, 2 days later, my other ear became infected and was again admitted into the hospital for an examination. Another infected ear, the left side this time, and was treated with exactly the same medication with the same results. It works for me."

   
9.0

12OOiwww October 8, 2009

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"This medicine has worked wonders on my chronic back pain. I have tried everything from Tramadol to Opana ER and for the price Roxicodone 30mg tops them all if taken as prescribed, and at the same time each day. The only downfall is that you must take the pills more frequently than say MS Contin or Oxycontin where you only need them every 12 hours. However that was my main problem with the Opana, Oxycontin, Etc., they didn't seem to last the full 12 hours as advertised. I was lucky if I got a good 8 hours from them."

   
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Anonymous October 4, 2009

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"I've got complex regional pain syndrome and it helps with the numbness in my leg but does not take away all of the burning sensation. After the Percocets quit working the doctor put me on Dilaudid #4's and the pain has been reduced some but I feel that I could use something even stronger. 1 every 6 hours helps but is still not enough."

   
6.0

soopa September 30, 2009

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"Works well for moderate pain, works in 30 minutes or so."

   
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righty September 21, 2009

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"I was in the ER the other day for a slipped disc, and pinched sciatic nerve. I was given 1mg of this through an IV. I have never take a pain medicine so effective! But I was in so much pain that I needed 1mg every hour for 3 hours. But the only side effect was that my face and body was itchy after the third mg."

   
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Anonymous September 13, 2009

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"I got this medication after a hysterectomy. It worked very well on my pain. I would recommend this if you are in severe pain. It works."

   
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serialmom September 10, 2009

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"Dilauded is the only pain medication that offers me any type of relief. I herniated 3 discs in my lower back and I was on an IV of 2mg every 4 hours. Only con was it made my face very itchy. The second time I had an IV of Dilaudid was post spinal tap. I was given 1mg injection every 2 hours (lower dosage, more frequently made pain more manageable). I now have a prescription for 4mg every 3-4 hours for chronic back pain. I believe it has dramatically improved my quality of life."

   
8.0

Anonymous September 4, 2009

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"Take Dilaudid only when it's absolutely needed and necessary. It is not a drug meant for giving comfort, rather for pain level 7 or more on a scale of 1 to 10. For pain level of 5 or less, morphine, Percocet, or even Tylenol 3 will suffice."

   
8.0

Anonymous August 28, 2009

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"I have had 12 hospital stays in the last 2.5 years each for at least 1 week due to Pancreatitis. During this time, I have had 4 surgeries (galbladder, 30% of Pancreas, Spleen, Gastric Obstruction) on top of these "visits". This is the only drug that actually works on the pain for me. It doesn't give you a light show like Demerol, it just kills the pain period. Only con I see is that tolerance builds quickly. I usually need 2 mg every 3 hours to stay up on the pain, but I have been up as high as 4mg over 3 hours for a few days."

   
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Anonymous August 20, 2009

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"My father-in-law was given this medicine after surgery. He began hallucinating and was suspicious of everyone in the hospital room. It took three days for this to be completely out of his system."

   
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Anonymous August 15, 2009

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"I have asthma and am in and out of the hospital often with bronchitis and pleurisy. Which if you don't know, pleurisy can be extremely painful. My Doctor orders 4 mg Dilaudid with 75 mg Phenergan IV every 4 hours as needed and it works almost immediately. It's about the only thing that gives me relief when the pleurisy gets to the point of hospitalization."

   
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thenursemiranda August 11, 2009

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"I went to the ER after a diverticulitis flare-up with severe abdomonal pain. Was given Dilaudid and Phenergen through an IV and the pain went away almost instantly!! The combination of the two worked wonders but only lasted for a couple of hours."

   
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Anonymous August 6, 2009

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"I have high pressure in my head from a brain injury last year. Morphine won't touch what Dilaudid can. It has worked great for my headaches which they say is the worst head pain ever experienced. So anyway a lot of narcotics will give me rebound pain but this one does not. Only side effects if not given with Zofran, it makes me vomit."

   
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T Thomas 1983 July 31, 2009

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