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Monday, April 27, 2009 te1307, Community Member, asks

Q: Are there any interactions between vicodin and Hydromorphone?

My dr had me taking hydromorphine for my cancer.I asked for something weaker so she gave me vicodin.I was wondering if there are any interactions between these two. I was only on 2mg. of hydromorphine & i last took it at 7am when will it be safe to take a vicodin5-500?

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
4/27/09 11:48pm

Taking both Vicodin and hydromorphone at the same time could be dangerous because of the risk of respiratory depression.  However, if you take the Vicodin whenever you would normally be due to take another hydromorphone, you should be fine.  For example, if you take the hydromorphone every 4 hrs., then take the Vicodin 4 hrs. after you took the last hydromorphone.  The hydromorphone should be completely out of your system in about 13 hrs. 

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By te1307, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/17/13, First Published: 04/27/09