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What is the generic name for Dilaudid?

A generic version of Dilaudid, known as hydromorphone, is available. Hydromorphone belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid analgesics. These medications are prescribed for treating moderate to severe pain. In rare cases, doctors may also prescribe hydromorphone to relieve coughing and other symptoms. Hydromorphone is available in the form of a tablet, liquid or rectal suppository. Follow all of your doctor's instructions closely if you're taking hydromorphone.

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