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'''Hydromorphone''', a more common synonym for dihydromorphinone (not to be confused by dihydromorphine, which is a different derivative of the morphine family), commonly a hydrochloride (brand names Palladone, Dilaudid, and numerous others). It's a semi-synthetic opioid.
= General information =
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Hydromorphone, a more common synonym for dihydromorphinone (not to be confused by dihydromorphine, which is a different derivative of the morphine family), commonly a hydrochloride (brand names Palladone, Dilaudid, and numerous others). It's a semi-synthetic opioid.
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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Knoll introduced it to the mass market in 1926 under the brand name Dilaudid, indicating its derivation and degree of similarity to morphine (by way of laudanum). The brand name Dilaudid is more widely known than the generic term hydromorphone, and because of this, Dilaudid is often used generically to mean any form of hydromorphone.
 
Knoll introduced it to the mass market in 1926 under the brand name Dilaudid, indicating its derivation and degree of similarity to morphine (by way of laudanum). The brand name Dilaudid is more widely known than the generic term hydromorphone, and because of this, Dilaudid is often used generically to mean any form of hydromorphone.
  
= Dosage =
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== Dosage ==
  
== Oral ==
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=== Oral ===
  
 
Light: 1-2mg
 
Light: 1-2mg
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Strong: 4-8mg+
 
Strong: 4-8mg+
  
== Insufflated ==
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=== Insufflated ===
  
 
Light: 1-2mg
 
Light: 1-2mg
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Strong: 4-8mg+
 
Strong: 4-8mg+
  
== Intravenous ==
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=== Intravenous ===
  
 
Light:1-2mg
 
Light:1-2mg
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Strong: 4mg-6mg+
 
Strong: 4mg-6mg+
  
= Duration =
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== Duration ==
  
 
== Oral ==
 
== Oral ==
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Total duration: 3-4 hours
 
Total duration: 3-4 hours
  
== Insufflated ==
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=== Insufflated ===
  
 
Onset: 5-10 minutes
 
Onset: 5-10 minutes
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Total duration: 2-3 hours
 
Total duration: 2-3 hours
  
== Intravenous ==
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=== Intravenous ===
  
 
Onset: Near instant
 
Onset: Near instant
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Total duration: 1-2 hours
 
Total duration: 1-2 hours
  
= Effects =
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== Effects ==
  
== Positive ==
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=== Positive ===
  
 
* Euphoria
 
* Euphoria
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* Pain relief
 
* Pain relief
  
== Neutral ==
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=== Neutral ===
  
 
* Pupil Constriction
 
* Pupil Constriction
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* Sedation
 
* Sedation
  
== Negative ==
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=== Negative ===
  
 
* Drowsiness
 
* Drowsiness
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* Sweating
 
* Sweating
  
= Legal status =
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== Legal status ==
  
 
* United States: Illegal to buy, sell, and possess without a prescription [http://www.justice.gov/dea/druginfo/ds.shtml Schedule II]
 
* United States: Illegal to buy, sell, and possess without a prescription [http://www.justice.gov/dea/druginfo/ds.shtml Schedule II]

Revision as of 10:42, 10 March 2015

2000px-Hydromorphone - Hydromorphon.svg.png

Hydromorphone, a more common synonym for dihydromorphinone (not to be confused by dihydromorphine, which is a different derivative of the morphine family), commonly a hydrochloride (brand names Palladone, Dilaudid, and numerous others). It's a semi-synthetic opioid.

History

Knoll introduced it to the mass market in 1926 under the brand name Dilaudid, indicating its derivation and degree of similarity to morphine (by way of laudanum). The brand name Dilaudid is more widely known than the generic term hydromorphone, and because of this, Dilaudid is often used generically to mean any form of hydromorphone.

Dosage

Oral

Light: 1-2mg

Common: 3-4mg

Strong: 4-8mg+

Insufflated

Light: 1-2mg

Common: 3-4mg

Strong: 4-8mg+

Intravenous

Light:1-2mg

Common: 2-4mg

Strong: 4mg-6mg+

Duration

Oral

Onset: 20-40 minutes

Total duration: 3-4 hours

Insufflated

Onset: 5-10 minutes

Total duration: 2-3 hours

Intravenous

Onset: Near instant

Total duration: 1-2 hours

Effects

Positive

  • Euphoria
  • Pain relief

Neutral

  • Pupil Constriction
  • Itching
  • Sedation

Negative

  • Drowsiness
  • CNSCentral Nervous System depression
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sweating

Legal status

  • United States: Illegal to buy, sell, and possess without a prescription Schedule II

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