Dilaudid 4 mg, Hydromorphone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Dilaudid 4 mg is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
The extended-release form of this medicine is for around-the-clock treatment of moderate to severe pain. This form of Dilaudid 4 mg is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
Dilaudid 4 mg Hydromorphone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about hydromorphone?
You should not take hydromorphone if you have severe breathing problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.
Dilaudid 4 mg Hydromorphone can slow or stop your breathing, and may be habit-forming. Use only your prescribed dose, and swallow an extended-release pill whole to avoid a potentially fatal dose. Never share Dilaudid 4 mg with another person.
MISUSE OF NARCOTIC MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Dilaudid 4 mg may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother has taken this medicine during pregnancy.
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death could occur.