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What is hydromorphone?

The prescription drug hydromorphone is a narcotic analgesic prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain caused by a number of different conditions or injuries. Hydromorphone is available in tablet, oral liquid, suppository and injectable forms. Two to four milligrams are typically administered every four to six hours. Hydromorphone is marketed under the brand names Dilaudid, Dilaudid-HP and Exalgo.

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