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Generic Name: hydromorphone

Brand Names: Hydromorphone Hydrochloride, Exalgo, Palladone, Hydrostat Ir, Dilaudid, Dilaudid-5

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  • Use highly concentrated injection (10 mg/mL) only in patients who are tolerant to opiate agonists; overdosage and/or death may result if confused with less concentrated formulations and used in patients who are not tolerant to opiate agonists.


FDA approved a REMS for hydromorphone to ensure that the benefits of a drug outweigh the risks. The REMS may apply to one or more preparations of hydromorphone and consists of the following: medication guide and elements to assure safe use. See the FDA REMS page ([Web]) or the ASHP REMS Resource Center ([Web]).

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