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Description

Hydromorphone is an opioid analgesic drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from morphine and is a Schedule II controlled substance in the United States. It works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

Common side effects of hydromorphone include constipation, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, and headache. More serious side effects may include slowed breathing, confusion, and addiction.

Brand names associated with hydromorphone include Dilaudid, Exalgo, Hydromorph Contin, Palladone, and Hydromorphon.

Synonyms
  • dihydromorphinone
  • hydromorphone
Classifications
  • analgesic
  • narcotic
  • opioid
  • opium alkaloid
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