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Who should not take Dilaudid?

You shouldn't take the pain medication Dilaudid if you're allergic to hydromorphone, the active ingredient in this drug, or to hydromorphone salts. Nor should you take Dilaudid if you're allergic to medications that contain sulfites. Talking to your doctor about your medical history and past use of medications will help him or her determine whether you have these drug allergies. People with severe breathing disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may not be able to take Dilaudid.

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