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. Dilaudid inhibits
ascending pain pathways in Central Nervous System. It also increases the pain
threshold and alters pain perception.
Dilaudid addiction is common
place in today's society and can happen to anyone. The individual who has formed
Dilaudid use most often begins for a legitimate ailment and the individual unintentionally becomes
addicted. When individuals who have formed an addiction to Dilaudid are unable
to get legitimate prescriptions for Dilaudid they may resort to what is called doctor
shopping. The addict will see many doctors and pretend to be sick to obtain
dilaudid. Sometimes individuals who have an addiction to Dilaudid
become addicted by someone turning them onto Dialudid and they end up liking
it. Dilaudid is psychologically and physically addictive.
Withdrawal symptoms from
Dilaudid can occur four to five hours after the last dose. dilaudid withdrawal symptoms
usually last 7 to 10 days. Users may respond to the pain
of dilaudid withdrawal by taking another dose without realizing they have become addicted.
symptoms include but are not limited to:
- severe anxiety
- profuse sweating
- muscle spasms
- restless sleep
- twitching and spasms
- kicking movements
- severe backache
- abdominal and leg pains
- abdominal and
- hot and cold flashes
- intestinal spasm
- repetitive sneezing
- increase in body
temperature, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and heart rate