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Hydromorphone, an opioid analgesic is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe forms of pain. The extended-release formulation is prescribed for the pain management for around-the-clock.


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Hydromorphone Indications / Hydromorphone Uses

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Hydromorphone Adverse Reactions / Hydromorphone Side Effects

Hydromorphone can cause confusion, severe weakness, drowsiness, seizure, wheezing, chest tightness, paced heartbeats, drowsiness, vision changes, flushing, insomnia, itching, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain and behavioural changes.


Hydromorphone is contraindicated in patients with narcotic analgesics allergy including morphine, codeine and methadone. Hydromorphone should not be prescribed to patients with asthmatic attacks, COPD, spinal curvature, history of head injury or brain tumor, hepatic or renal disorder, thyroid dysfunction, sulfite allergy, hypotension, prostate disorders, pancreatitis, Addison’s disease, seizures and bowel obstructions.
Hydromorphone can cause habit-forming. Hydromorphone should not be prescribed to individuals with history of alcohol/substance abuse.

Special Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

Hydromorphone can interact with butorphanol, buprenorphine, ipratropium, glycopyrrolate, MAOIs, darifenacin, atropine, Nalbuphine, atropine, belladonna, dicyclomine, scopolamine and benztropine.

Other Interactions

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List of Contraindications

Hydromorphone and Pregnancy

Contraindicated in pregnancy
USFDA Category C: Hydromorphone may be or may not be harmful to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during treatment. Gestational administration of Hydromorphone increase risk of premature delivery and decreased baby weight with symptoms of withdrawal symptoms in infants.

Hydromorphone and Lactation

Hydromorphone can pass through breast milk and harm a nursing infant. Do not breastfeed a baby while taking Hydrocodone.

Hydromorphone and Children

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Hydromorphone and Geriatic

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Hydromorphone and Other Contraindications

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Store at 20-25°C.

Lab interference

Store at 20-25°C.

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