Hydromorphone can relieve sever pain
Hydromorphone is a certain type of medication which is commonly used for the alleviation of moderate to severe instances of painful sensations. In some cases it may also come in very handy when it comes to decreasing coughing. In some rather rare cases it may be prescribed for several other medicinal uses as well. There are various different forms in which hydromorphone can be purchased. In most cases it is prescribed in the form of tablet or liquid or perhaps as an extended release capsule or tablet which needs to be taken by mouth. Hydromorphone is also sometimes prescribed as a rectal suppository. The ordinary oral forms of the medications are commonly taken every 4 to 6 hours, depending on the condition of the patient, while the extended release capsules and tablets commonly do not need to be taken more than once per day. Rectal suppository hydromorphone is usually used every 6 to 8 hours, depending on the individual case of the patient. One should always carefully follow the directions included on the prescription label. It is also a very good idea to always closely follow all instructions given by the doctor. The liquid always needs to be well shaken before the dose can be measured. One needs to be well aware that hydromorphone may sometimes be associated with the development of dependence. It should never be taken for periods of time longer than those recommended by the doctor. The dosage also should never exceed the one recommended by the doctor and included on the prescription label. Hydromorphone rectal suppositories require certain steps to be followed in order to be inserted properly. The wrapper first needs to be removed before the tip of the suppository gets dipped into water. The patient needs to lie down on the left side of the body and raise the right knee all the way up to the chest. Those who are left handed should do the same procedure on the right side of the body and the left knee. The suppository needs to be inserted into the rectum, about an inch deep. Once the suppository gets inserted it needs to be held in place with a finger for a few seconds. The patient is allowed to stand up after approximately 15 minutes, and he or she should then wash the hands thoroughly before indulging in any other normal activities. There are certain measures of precautions which need to be followed before using hydromorphone for the pain relief. Those who are allergic to any type of drugs such as tartrazine, sulfites, Aspirin need to inform the doctor. It is also important to note the physician if the patient takes any sort of vitamins, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, sedatives, medications used for the treatment of allergies, medications used for the treatment of cold, cough medications, antidepressants, pain relievers or any other type of medication. Those who suffer from urinary problems, prostatic hypertrophy, heart disease, thyroid disease, lung disease, alcoholism, kidney disease or liver disease need to be very careful and consult a healthcare provider before using hydromorphone for the treatment of painful sensations. Pregnant women and those who plan on becoming pregnant should avoid using this medication because it may have some negative effects on the unborn child. Breastfeeding mothers should also steer clear of hydromorphone because it may pass into the mother’s milk and trigger some negative effects on the child. This type of medication is known for inducing drowsiness, so it is strongly advised not to drive a car or operate any machinery while under the effect of the drug. The aforementioned drowsiness can only be emphasized by ingesting alcohol. This medication is known for sometimes inducing nausea, so in most cases it needs to be taken with milk or some food. Sometimes the patient may forget to take the prescribed dose of the medication. In such cases it is best to take it as soon as remembered, but in cases when the time for the next dose is near it is recommended to wait until that time and resume the dosage schedule from the next dose on. One should never take doubles doses of the medication in order to make up for the missed ones because that may be very dangerous. The medication needs to be tightly closed and it needs to be kept out of reach of children. It needs to be stored at room temperature, away from the moisture and heat.
Side effects of Hydromorphone
As is the case with most different types of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, herbal remedies and all other substances commonly used for the prevention and treatment of various sorts of ailments and medical conditions, hydromorphone may sometimes trigger certain side effects such as fainting, difficulty breathing, difficulty urinating, skin rash, stomach pain, constipation, vomiting, nausea, drowsiness, lightheadedness and dizziness.