He may have built up a tolerance to the effect of euphoria from the Dilaudid, but he still could od. He needs to be careful and someone should monitor him to make sure he is breathing. This medicine can severely depress the breathing at high doses like this. Even though he doesn't feel them, doesn't mean the respiratory system won't shut down. If this person does opiates in large amounts all the time, he has grown so dependent on them, he has become numb to the euphoria, and could kill himself accidently by trying to take more and more.
- Dilaudid Information for Consumers
- Dilaudid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dilaudid (detailed)
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