Dilaudid (hydromorphone) Is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Dilaudid is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Dilaudid may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Important information about Dilaudid
Dilaudid can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever you dose is changed. Never take Dilaudid in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Do not crush, break, or open an extended- Release pill. Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose