IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
Dilaudid-HP Inj Precautions
Before using hydromorphone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other narcotic pain medications; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
- abdominal problems (such as chronic constipation, ileus)
- brain disorders (such as brain injury, tumor, increased intracranial pressure, seizures)
- diarrhea due to infection (such as Clostridium difficile)
- breathing problems (such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, sleep apnea)
- heart problems (such as irregular heartbeat, heart failure, low blood pressure)
- disease of the pancreas (such as pancreatitis)
- mental/mood disorders (such as depression, psychosis)
- a certain spinal problem (kyphoscoliosis)
- gallbladder disease
- personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- adrenal gland problem (such as Addison's disease)
- difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate or urethral stricture)
- underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid the use of alcohol and certain other medications that cause drowsiness (see also Drug Interactions section).
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Caution is advised when using this drug in older adults because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially slow/shallow breathing, urination problems, and drowsiness.
Before using this medication, women of childbearing age should talk with their doctor(s) about the risks and benefits. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may slightly increase the risk of birth defects if used during the first two months of pregnancy. Also, using it for a long time or in high doses near the expected delivery date may harm the unborn baby. To lessen the risk, use the smallest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Tell the doctor right away if you notice any symptoms in your newborn baby such as slow/shallow breathing, irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, or diarrhea.
This medication may pass into breast milk. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before breast-feeding.
Dilaudid-HP Inj Side Effects
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur. Pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
Information last revised September 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.