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What is Dilaudid-HP?

Dilaudid-HP is an injectable pain relief used for people who can tolerate narcotics, but require larger doses to treat the pain. The active ingredient in Dilaudid-HP is hydromorphone and the "HP" stands for high-potency. It works on pain receptors in the brain. Since it is injectable, it is normally used only in the hospital or clinic.

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