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Detox - is Dilaudid a good subsitute for methadone?

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Marvell 20 Jan 2011

I am not aware that Dilaudid is used in cases of detoxing from other medicines.

Dilaudid (hydromorphone) belongs to a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers, also called opioids. It is similar to morphine.

Dilaudid is prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain. It works by binding to certain receptors in the brain and nervous system to reduce pain.

Methadone is a narcotic pain reliever, similar to morphine. It also reduces withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs without causing the "high" associated with the drug addiction.

Methadone is used as a pain reliever and as part of drug addiction detoxification and maintenance programs.

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caringsonbj 20 Jan 2011

Dilaudid is not a drug that is used for detoxification, if methadone is used for Chronic pain and it is not effective then I can see where a doctor might choose another narcotic pain killer such as Dilaudid, I was on Dilaudid but I can say for sure that it did not have a thing to do with detoxification I hope I have helped in some way

oxyaaron 20 Jan 2011

You are correct, and dilaudid has such a short half life i dont know why its ecen used except for people that can only take dilaudid.

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