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Can I use Dilaudid if I am taking butorphanol?

Dilaudid (hydromorphone) may not be effective if you're already receiving butorphanol (Stadol). Dilaudid is a medication that's prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain. Butorphanol is an injected drug that's also used for treating pain. Butorphanol may block the activity of Dilaudid so that it isn't as effective for relieving pain. If you're already receiving butorphanol injections, tell a doctor if he or she prescribes Dilaudid.

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