They are equally as effective, but the injection will act more quickly than a pill administration. Dilaudid has a 2-3 hr half-life so it exits the system quickly. In my experience the injection acts faster but doesn't "linger" as long as the pill, which takes longer to start working.
- Dilaudid Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Dilaudid (detailed)
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