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26 Mar 2011
I am guessing that you mean Dilaudid when you said dilota. Dilaudid is hydromorphone and Opana is oxymorphone. They are both similar in the fact that they are synthetic (man made) versions of morphine. Morphine and codeine are both natural substances known as opiates. These types of drugs are excellent in controlling pain. Opana (oxymorphone) and Dilaudid (hydromorphone) are both quite a bit stronger than morphine. Dilaudid is being used more frequently in ER settings and after surgery or fractures for moderate to severe pain where as Opana is not to be used for short term pain, even if it is severe, as in post surgical or after a fracture. It is to be used by patients who have been on chronic pain management with narcotic medications. It is too strong to be used for acute (short term) pain. It should only be prescribed for opioid tolerant patients.
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