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Can I drive while taking Dilaudid?

Dilaudid (hydromorphone) may make you drowsy, so be careful about getting behind the wheel if you take this medication. Dilaudid is a pain reliever that belongs to a class of drugs called opioid analgesics. Dilaudid slows down activity in the central nervous system, that is, your brain, spinal cord and nerves. That could make you feel sleepy. You may still be able to drive a car while taking Dilaudid, but don't do so until you know how this drug affects you.

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