Drugs and Alcohol Addiction is a universal problem. There are several ways to overcome it.
Dilaudid, a strong analgesic narcotic, is a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Thus drug has addiction properties similar to that of morphine. Little D and Dillies are the common street names for Dilaudid. It is also known as "drug store heroin."
Dilaudid is commonly prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain. In fact, it has eight times the painkilling effects of morphine. Typically, this drug is used for conditions such as burns, cancer, surgical pain, injury, and heart attack.
Dilaudid is available in the forms of oral tablets and liquid, rectal suppository, intra-muscular injection, and intravenous solution. Dilaudid tablet includes lactose anhydrous, and magnesium stearate. It may contain traces of sodium bisulfite. Each ml of oral liquid formula contains 1 mg HCl hydromorphone and some non-medicinal ingredients.
Abusers adopt many methods to administrate Dilaudid into the body. Tablets are normally taken orally. However, some addicts crush it to powder and inhale the substance. Some people dissolve the powdered tablets in water and for intravenous injection.
Effects of Dilaudid
Dilaudid acts similar to morphine on the body. However, the euphoria is similar to codeine. It is one of the most prescribed opioid pain reliever for the terminally ill people. Its side effects are ignorable, considering the high potency of the drug. Dilaudid is a CNS depressant and can intensify the effects of alcohol.
When given intravenously, Dialudid starts working within 15 minutes and remains in effect for more than 5 hours. Oral starts action somewhat slower with measurable analgesia occurring within 30 minutes.
Overdose of Dilaudid may cause respiratory depression to stupor or coma. In severe cases, apnea, circulatory collapse, cardiac arrest and death may occur.
Symptoms of Dilaudid Addiction
Common symptoms of Dilaudid usage include anorexia, nervousness, constipation, dizziness, sleepiness, and impairment of mental and physical performance. Fluctuating mood, vomiting, sedation, sluggishness, and low breathing rate are also seen among Dilaudid addiction.
Treatment program for recovery and rehabilitation from Dexedrine addiction should be selected with care. It depends, to a great extent, on the severity of addiction and some other factors. The available treatment programs range from certified addiction counseling to treatment at a rehabilitation center.
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