Buy Apo-Hydromorphone Online
Hydromorphone belongs to the family of medications known as opioid analgesics (narcotic pain relievers). It is used to treat moderate-to-severe pain, including pain after surgery. Hydromorphone works on the brain to increase the ability to tolerate pain. Hydromorphone begins to work within 30 minutes for oral (by mouth) forms.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
Each white, arc-triangle-shaped tablet, engraved “APO” on one side and “H” bisect “8” on the other, contains 8 mg of hydromorphone hydrochloride. Nonmedicinal ingredients: lactose anhydrous and magnesium stearate.
How should I use this medication?
Swallow the tablets whole with fluids. Cutting, breaking, chewing, crushing, or dissolving hydromorphone tablets can result in dangerous adverse events, including death.
Use an oral syringe to measure each dose of the liquid, as it gives a more accurate measurement than household teaspoons. The oral liquid may be diluted in fruit juice or other beverage if desired.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
After a certain dose of hydromorphone has been taken for a period of time, the body often gets used to it and a higher dose of hydromorphone is needed to relieve the pain. Generally, your doctor will try to find the dose of hydromorphone that will give you acceptable pain relief without an unacceptable level of side effects. This helps to reduce the side effects of the medication and allows for the dose to be adjusted upwards if needed. Always check with your doctor if you feel your medication isn’t working well anymore.
Over time, this medication may produce tolerance and physical dependence as your body becomes used to the drug. Tolerance occurs when a dose that used to provide acceptable pain relief is no longer effective, and higher doses are required to achieve the same level of pain relief. Physical dependence is a state where the body will go into withdrawal if the medication is stopped suddenly. If you have been taking morphine on a regular basis for a long period of time, talk to your doctor before stopping the drug, as withdrawal effects can occur.
Tolerance and physical dependence are not the same as addiction. Addiction is defined as a psychological need to use the medication for reasons other than pain relief. Although people may become addicted to this medication, it is most common for people who have had addictions to other substances in the past.