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

Taking the pain medication Dilaudid (hydromorphone) can be tricky if you have a history of liver disease, so be sure to talk it over with your doctor before using this medication. If your liver is damaged or not working properly, your body may have some difficulty processing Dilaudid. You may still be able to use this medication, though your doctor will likely need to adjust your dose. He or she may also give you the liquid form of Dilaudid instead of tablets.

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