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Dilaudid - Are there different ways to ingest the 4mg tablets when there is swallowing difficulty?

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midwestma 16 Jul 2010

As long as they are not a "slow release" medication, you can crush them with two spoons, and put them into some applesauce, or something equally smooth to swallow, and ingest them that way, I've done this for some time with meds for kids, and it works quite well. Good luck.

christineATU 16 Jul 2010

You could also ask your doctor to prescribe the dilaudid in suppository form.

Best wishes,
Chris

sTigerrr 16 Jul 2010

Hello... here is the information I found on Dilaudid:
Dilaudid
Generic Name: hydromorphone hydrochloride
Dosage Form: oral liquid and tablets

Read more: https://www.drugs.com/pro/dilaudid.html#ixzz0tsoEFBdS

Opioids may still be appropriate for use in these patients, however, they will require intensive monitoring for signs of abuse Dilaudid has been reported as being abused by crushing, chewing, snorting, or injecting the dissolved product. These practices pose a significant risk to the abuser that could result in overdose or death (see WARNINGS and DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

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Please don't crush or break youe medication- see if you can get the liquid instead. I also believe this medication can be injected or administered IV in the hospital. Be safe...

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