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Dilaudid (rectal)

Generical name: hydromorphone (rectal) (rectal) hye-droo-MOR-fone [ hye-dro-MOR-fone)
Brand name: Dilaudid.
Drug class: opioids (narcotic analgesics)

What is a Hydromorphone rectal?

Hydromorphone rectal is an opioid drug for moderate-to-severe discomfort. Hydromorphone rectal can also be used to treat conditions not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Hydromorphone rectal:

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as asthma, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue, Opioid medication can cause breathing to slow or cease and cause death. Anyone who cares for you should seek immediate medical care if you suffer from prolonged breathing, pauses in your breathing, blue-colored lips, or if it is difficult to get back up. Dilaudid could result in serious side effects. Contact your doctor immediately in the event of:

  • Loud breathing, sighing breath that is shallow, and breath that stops when you sleep;
  • A slower heartbeat or a weak pulse
  • Extreme sleepiness;
  • Minimal or no urination
  • Anxiety, mood swings confusion, mood swings, intense anxiety, and fear;
  • A feeling of lightheadedness that makes you feel like you're about to pass out.
  • Low levels of cortisol; low cortisol levels cause nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Fatigue, more tiredness, or weakness.

Take immediate medical attention. If you experience signs associated with serotonin syndrome, for example, hallucinations, agitation, sweating chills, shivering, rapid heart rate, stiffness in muscles, or twitching, You may also experience loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Risky side effects are more common in older people and those who suffer from malnutrition or are debilitated.

Opioid medication used for long periods can impact fertility (the ability to have kids) for women or men. It isn't known if the effects of opioids on fertility are permanent.

Common adverse effects of dilaudid could be:

  • Constipation;
  • Dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Sweating;
  • Muscles stiffness, weakness muscles stiffness, or weakness;
  • Joint or muscle discomfort.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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The misuse of opioids can lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. Keep the medication at a distance from where others are unable to access it. The use of opioids during pregnancy could result in life-threatening withdrawal symptoms for the baby. The risk of fatal side effects could be experienced if you take opioid medication in combination with alcohol or other medications that can cause drowsiness or slow breathing.

Before you take this drug

Do not take rectal hydromorphone if you have ever experienced any allergic reactions to prescription narcotic medication or:

  • Extremely severe asthma or breathing issues;
  • A head tumor or
  • An abnormal curvature of the spine, which affects breathing.

It is not recommended to apply rectal hydromorphone when you have previously used an mao inhibitor within the past 14 days. A risky drug interaction may occur. Mao inhibitors include isocarboxazid linezolid, methylene blue injection rasagiline, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and others.

Speak to your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Breathing issues, sleep apnea;
  • A head injury or seizure;
  • Kidney or liver disease;
  • An intestinal or stomach disorder
  • An increased prostate or urinary tract problem
  • A thyroid disorder
  • Addison's disease or any other adrenal gland conditions

If you are taking opioids while expecting, your child could develop a dependence on the medication. This can cause severe withdrawal symptoms in the newborn after it's born. Babies born dependent on opioids may require medical treatment for multiple weeks post birth. Breastfeeding is not advised during the use of rectal hydromorphone.

How to take Hydromorphone Rectal?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label and review all medication manuals. Do not take hydromorphone in greater quantities or for a longer period than the prescribed Inform your doctor if you have a strong urge to take more medication. Do not consume a hydromorphone rectal suppository in the mouth. It is intended for use within your rectum. Do not share your opioid medication with a person, especially one who has a history of substance addiction or abuse. A misuse of the medicine can result in addiction or even death. Place the medication in a location where other people are unable to access it. Giving away or selling opioids is prohibited by law. Wash your hands thoroughly prior to and after inserting the suppository into your rectal.

Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that come with your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you don't understand the instructions. If you are in need of surgery, inform the surgeon beforehand that you're using a rectal hydromorphone.

Don't stop taking this medication abruptly after prolonged use, or you may experience severe withdrawal symptoms. Consult your physician about how to stop taking this medication. Place in the refrigerator and don't freeze. Keep away from the sun. Make sure you keep track of your medication. It is important to be aware if someone is taking it incorrectly or without a prescription. Do not store any empty bottles of opioids. A single dose can cause death for someone who is taking this medication improperly or in some way. Ask your pharmacist for a disposal program. If there's no taking-back system, then flush any remaining medicine down the drain.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because hydromorphone is used to treat pain, you're less likely to be able to miss the dose. Avoid any missed doses in the event that it is near the time to take your next dose. Don't use any extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately, contact medical attention immediately, or call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of hydromorphone is fatal, especially for children who are unable to swallow or suck on the suppository for hydromorphone or any other person who is taking the drug without a prescription. Overdose symptoms may include a slow heart rate as well as severe drowsiness, muscle weakness, the sensation of cold and dry skin, difficulty breathing, or even a coma.

What should be avoided?

Don't drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or even death may occur. Avoid operating machinery or driving until you are aware of the effects of hydromorphone on your body. Drowsiness or extreme dizziness can result in falls and other accidents.

Interaction with other drug

Opioid medications may interact with other medications and can cause serious side effects or even death. Be sure your doctor is aware if you are taking:

  • Other narcotic drugs, like pain medicine with opioids and prescription cough medicine;
  • A sedative such as valium, diazepam, alprazolam, and lorazepam; xanax; klonopin; versed; and many others
  • Medications that cause you to sleep or cause breathing to slow down—a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medications to treat mental illnesses or
  • Medications that alter the levels of serotonin in your body. They can be stimulants or medications to treat depression, parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, severe infections, vomiting, and nausea.

This list isn't exhaustive. Other medications can affect hydromorphone, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The interactions of all potential drugs are included in this list.




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