Can I use Dilaudid if I am taking buprenorphine?

Taking Dilaudid (hydromorphone) at the same time as buprenorphine (Subutex) may not be advisable. Dilaudid is a pain reliever that belongs to a group of drugs called opioid analgesics. Buprenorphine is prescribed to people who are stopping the use of opioid drugs to help manage their symptoms and prevent withdrawal symptoms. Taking buprenorphine can reduce the pain-relieving effect of Dilaudid. If you're already taking buprenorphine, make sure your doctor knows if he or she prescribes Dilaudid.

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