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Hydromorphone

Basic Information

Summary

An opioid that is roughly 5x the potency of IV Morphine. Only comes in IR tablets in the US, and is given mostly as XR in other countries. It is frequently used in hospitals for short, but immediate pain relief during procedures requiring the patient to be awake. Also frequently used as a recreational opiate.

Opioid

Opioids are pain-killing depressants which may also cause euphoria.

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Habit-forming

These drugs pose a higher risk of causing habit forming behaviour, take particular care with the amount and frequency they are taken.

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Depressant

Depressants are drugs which reduce arousal and stimulation in the user, characterised by a depressing of mental and physical functions.

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Dose
Oral
Light1-2mg
Common3-4
Strong4-8mg+
Insufflated
Light1-2mg
Common3-4mg
Strong4-8mg+
Intravenous
Light1-2mg
Common2-4mg
Strong4-6mg+
Duration
Oral
Onset20-40 minutes
Duration3-4 hours
After-effects1-6 hours
Insufflated
Onset5-10 minutes
Duration2-3 hours
After-effects1-6 hours
Intravenous
Onset0-1 minutes
Duration1-2 hours
After-effects1-6 hours
Effects

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    AvoidAll other CNS depressants.
    Aliasesdilaudid
    diluadid
    BioavailabilityOral 51.35% +/- 29.29% | Insufflated 52.4% | Rectal 36.33% +/- 29.6%
    EffectsEuphoria, Dry Mouth, Mood lift, Itchiness, Relaxant, Constipation, Pupil Constriction, Analgesia.
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    Interactions

    Dangerous

    Caution

    Low risk & Increased Effects

    Low risk & No Synergy