how does dilaudid compare to percocet or lortab,? how well does it control pain?
How strong is Dilaudid for pain compared to Percocet?
Question posted by leana on 21 Feb 2006
Last updated on 28 May 2019 by critterkeeper0
For those who need a Doctor for chronic pain should ask there G.P. for a referral to a pain management Doctor. They are best for recommending pain meds and what kind you may need. And also following up on your pain needs. Everyone is different. What works for one doesn't always work for another. I have been through them all. Even using fentanyl with dilaudid for break through pain.
I have had 7 back surgeries. Pain pills, injections, simulators the full gambit. See a pain Doctor.
It depends on how its administered. IV Dilaudid is very effective on pain, more so than the others. It's actually one of the strongest u can get, (hydromorphone is what its known by generically).
However, as I have experienced & also been told after surgery, that Dilaudid in pill form is simply not a very good or affective form of pain relief for at home administration.
I've tried & they were right. If u need stronger than Percocet I'd inquire about fentanyl. Its rather strong & comes in derma patch form that only has to be changed once every 3 days.
That's a complicated question because tolerance varies from patient to patient. That said Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) is stronger per mg than Oxycodone (Percocet/which is OxyContin combined with acetaminophen). The typical conversion is 6mg Hydromorphone to 20mg Oxycodone or 1mg to 3.33mg.
I just need something for lower back pain
I was wondering what is stronger a 2mg of dalaudid or 10 mg Percocet?
There are many different responses here that confuse and contradict. The ones where someone is insulting to another as if their experiences are in the New England journal of medicine should be overlooked as gospel. It is a personal issue in most ways depending on your injury, tolerance and basic body structure. I just ended a major spine operation that took me off 10ml. of oxycodone and put me on 2ml. of Dilaudid. I finished the Dilaudid last night with a new fill this morning so I took one of my 10ml. Oxycodone to take the edge off till my script was ready. It was like taking tic tac. Once I had the Dilaudid, about 6 hours after I took the 10ml. Oxy, just one 2ml. Tab of Dilaudid worked just fine for me. The basics is 2ml. Equals 10ml. Which may be close. In my experience, it's more like 1ml. Equals 10. Hospital gave me 1ml. Dilaudid in IV form and that worked great. So again, it's basics 2/5 but in reality, it's individual.
I find fentanyl to just make me sweat and itch. I have the 100mcg n I'm on here looking dilaudid up kuz I usually take 6-8 10 mg hydrocodones daily and didn't know if taking a 4 mg dilaudid would mess me up or just be the same
Dilaudid 4mg is forI me about equal to 30 mg of Percocet if u use Dilaudid in IV form there is no comperason the only thing better is fentanyl
Not only will take the edge off. Your pain i have found that it does what its meant to do... take away your pain...
I recently went to the ER for severe shoulder pain which was diagnosed as Tendonitis/Bursitis. I was given an injection of Dilaudid (mg unknown), this worked almost immediately, however, on the way home I began itching terribly. At the pharmacy while filling my Rx for Percocet (which I've taken in the past and feel that it's definitely the weaker of the two) the pharmacist informed me that indeed I had an allergic reaction to the Dilaudid. Nothing I treated this condition at home with helped, from Aleve to ice to BioFreeze. Needless to say, I took an antihistamine for the itching, and the Dilaudid kept me pain free for hours, however, I can't take it anymore due to the reaction it caused. If you can tolerate Dilaudid, go for it! I wish you all pain free days! Debbie in NJ
I have been seeing a pain managment doc for several months now for severe kneck and shoulder pain.He has done injections in my kneck(no help)he has givin me a few different pain meds(percocet,darvacet and dilaudid) the cets did nothing for the pain.All they did was knock me out,make me itch and scratch to death.He finally put me on the dilaudid 2mg and I can function like if I were taking a tylenol and it takes my pain away.So the pain meds just depend on where ur pain is and what ur tolerance is... Everybody is different...
Dilaudid is stronger. I have been on both also. I am now on Perc 30's. & they work better than the 5 mg percs. I have spinal stenosis from 2 bad epidurals with one child & have extreme back pain. My husband was on Perc 30's also for back pain & a doc today gave him lortab, what a joke.
Well taken in oral from a 4mg dilaudid is app. equal in strength to a 10mg oxycodone. when taken in IV form dilaudid is much more powerfull being that 4mg dilaudid= about 50mg oxycodone. so tehnically dilaudid is stronger.
I have tried percocet, and I found Dilaudid to be stronger. I don't know how percocet compares to morphine, but just before a recent surgery, the anesthetist, told me that mg - mg, Dilaudid is 8 times stronger than morphine is. I have been told this by other Dr.'s as well as my own.
It's the only thing that helps me control my chronic pain problems. Once I found the correct dose I needed for pain control, I have never had to increase it, in fact, sometimes I am able to take much less than prescribed.. That's just me though, and I'm not saying it works like that for everybody. I wish you the best of luck finding a med to control your pain. I hope my answer has helped you.
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