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

You may still be able to use Dilaudid (hydromorphone) if you have a history of kidney disease. But be sure to tell your doctor about past kidney problems before using this pain reliever. Having impaired kidney function can slow down the body's ability to process Dilaudid. For that reason, your doctor may need to adjust your dose of Dilaudid. He or she may also prefer to prescribe Dilaudid in liquid form.

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