What is Dilaudid?
A) Dilaudid is an analgesic narcotic with an addiction liability similar to that
of morphine. It is apparent within 15 minutes and remains in effect for more than
5 hours. Dilaudid is approximately 8 times more potent on a milligram basis than
morphine. Often called "drug store heroin" on the streets.
How is Dilaudid used?
Dilaudid is used in: ampuls (sterile solution) , intravenously, oral liquid, tablets,
What are the side effects of Dilaudid?
It inhibits ascending pain pathways in Central Nervous System. Dilaudid alco increases
the pain threshold and alters pain perception.
at the injection site
or skin rash
What are the symptoms of overdose?
and clammy skin
What is Dilaudid addiction?
Prescription pill addiction is common place in today's society and can happen
to anyone. The addict will start out with a legitimate ailment and become dependent
on the drug prescribed. When addicted users are unable to get legitimate prescriptions
they resort to what is called doctor shopping. The addict will see many doctors
and pretend to be sick to obtain their drug of choice. Sometimes addicts get addicted
by someone turning them onto a prescription drug and they end up liking it. Some
pills are psychologically dependent and some physically. Drug enforcement officers
seize street pills like valium, zanex, percocet, darvocet, which are popular depressants.
Stimulants like fastin, ritalin, dexedrine are also obtained for illicit use.
The elderly are targets for prescription theft. Health care workers or family
members might obtain pills by this method. Prescription pill sales on the street
are more expensive than other illicit drugs. Pills depending on their type can
sell for $2 to $10 a piece. Pills like Dilaudid are very expensive selling for
$50 to $60 dollars a piece on the street.
is a major risk with prolonged use (over 2-3 weeks) of narcotics. Even moderate
doses of some narcotics can result in a fatal overdose. When increasing doses
of narcotics, the person may first feel restless and nauseous and then progress
to loss of consciousness and abnormal breathing. Other risks include withdrawal
symptoms that may last for months.
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