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How soon after starting Dilaudid will my symptoms improve?

The human body absorbs the pain reliever Dilaudid (hydromorphone) rapidly. As a result, you may begin to feel better within 30 minutes of taking it. However, there's a great deal of variety in how different people respond to Dilaudid and other related drugs, which are known as opioid analgesics. If Dilaudid doesn't relieve your pain, tell your doctor.

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