Generic Name: HYDROMORPHONE - INJECTION Pronounced: (hye-droe-MOR-fone) Dilaudid-HP Inj Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or
increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all
possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including
prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your
doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any
medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug
drugs that slow down the movement of the gut (such as
benztropine, belladonna alkaloids, oxybutynin)
certain pain medications (mixed narcotic agonists/antagonists
such as pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol)
narcotic antagonists (such as naltrexone,
The risk of serious side effects (such as slow/shallow
breathing, severe drowsiness/...
If you suffer from pretty much any sort of Arthritis, auto immune such as RA, PsA, AS etc, or good old OA, the wear and tear sort of arthritis, you are no stranger to pain. One thing I have noticed over and over in support groups around the internet and in person, there seems to be no end to myths, legends, falsehoods and sometimes outright fright about narcotic pain medications. I cannot say that I was forever immune to this, when I was first diagnosed the RA, Sjogrens, Reynauds and PsA several years ago I was scared to ask for, or take Narcotics. Then I found this site and an article by Lene , who would come to be a very good friend of mine. This article got the wheels turning for me so to say and I did a lot of research on Narcotics and found out some very interesting information.
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Opioid medications have a natural property that causes physical dependence. Other medications used to treat high blood pressure , depression , and inflammation can do the same. Common substances, like caffeine, have that property. Because our bodies adapt, it is normal for these chemicals to become "known to us" over the time of exposure. When abruptly or too rapidly taken away, our bodies revolt. That experience can range from uncomfortable to life-threatening, particularly if we have other medical problems such as diabetes or heart disease . Feelings of withdrawal have been reported in varying degrees by signs such as an increase in sweating, rapid heart rate, nausea, diarrhea, goosebumps, headaches, inability to sleep and agitation.
At times, the pain provider may decide that it is advisable in the treatment plan to discontinue opioid therapy. It may be for one of the following reasons:
intolerable or uncontrolled side effects
serious non-adherence to the treatment plan or unsafe pa...
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