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Can children take Dilaudid?

The safety and effectiveness of Dilaudid (hydromorphone) have not been studied in children. Dilaudid is a pain-relieving medication that belongs to a category of drugs known as opioid analgesics. A doctor may decide that Dilaudid is appropriate for your child. If your child has to take Dilaudid, give him the exact dose prescribed and follow all of the doctor's instructions.

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