What to know before taking Dilaudid?
You should avoid taking Dilaudid if you suffer from severe stomach problems or a blockage in your intestines or stomach.
Dilaudid can stop or slow your breathing, especially when you first start taking this medicine or whenever you change the dosage. Never use this medication in smaller or larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Do not break, crush, or open an extended-release pill. Swallow the whole table to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose.
Dilaudid may be a habit-forming drug, even at regular doses. Take this medicine precisely as per your doctor’s guidelines. Never share this medicine with someone else. Misuse of narcotic pain medication like Dilaudid can cause overdose, addiction, or death, especially in a child or a person taking it without a prescription.
Tell your medical healthcare provider if you are pregnant. This medicine may cause life-threatening addiction and withdrawal symptoms in a newborn baby if the mother takes this medicine during pregnancy.
Do not take alcohol while using Dilaudid. A combination of alcohol with hydromorphone could cause dangerous side effects or death.