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|Brand Name:||Hydromorphone Hydrochloride|
|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
1997-06-19 ,1998-07-29 ,2003-04-25 ,2004-12-23 ,2005-10-18 ,2005-11-09 ,
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Barr Laboratories, Inc.
Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
|This drug is available in the following forms:|
Tablets and Oral Solutions
|View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:|
About Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
Why is Hydromorphone hydrochloride prescribed?
Hydromorphone hydrochloride, a narcotic analgesic, is prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain such as that due to:
- Biliary colic (pain caused by an obstruction in the gallbladder or bile duct)
- Heart attack
- Injury (soft tissue and bone)
- Renal colic (sharp lower back and groin pain usually caused by the passage of a stone through the ureter)
Side Effects of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
More common side effects may include:
- impairment of mental and physical performance,
- inability to urinate,
- mental clouding,
- mood changes,
- troubled and slowed breathing,
Who Should Not Take Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Hydromorphone hydrochloride or narcotic painkillers, you should not take Hydromorphone hydrochloride. Make sure that your doctor is aware of any drug reactions that you have experienced.
Additionally, you should not take Hydromorphone hydrochloride if you suffer from severe, uncontrolled breathing difficulties or uncontrolled asthma.
Hydromorphone hydrochloride cannot be used in pregnant women during labor or delivery.
Interactions with Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
Hydromorphone hydrochloride is a central nervous system depressant and intensifies the effects of alcohol. Do not drink alcohol while taking Hydromorphone hydrochloride.
If Hydromorphone hydrochloride is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Hydromorphone hydrochloride with the following:
- Antiemetics (drugs that prevent or lessen nausea and vomiting such as Compazine and Phenergan)
- Antihistamines such as Benadryl
- General anesthetics
- Opioid antagonists such as naloxone (Narcan) and nelmefene (Revex)
- Other central nervous system depressants such as Nembutal, Restoril
- Other narcotic analgesics such as Demerol and Percocet
- Phenothiazines such as Thorazine
- Sedative/hypnotics such as Valium, Halcion
- Tranquilizers such as Xanax
- Tricyclic antidepressants such as Elavil and Tofranil
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