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Can I use Dilaudid if I have a history of gallbladder disease?

Make sure your doctor knows that you have a history of gallbladder disease before taking Dilaudid (hydromorphone). Dilaudid is a pain reliever that's part of a group of medications called opioid analgesics. Hydromorphone, the active ingredient in Dilaudid, may worsen symptoms of gallstones and other gallbladder disorders. You might still be able to take Dilaudid, but your doctor may prefer to prescribe an alternative medication.

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