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Dilaudid.

Dilaudid addiction can happen to anyone. Its addiction potential is similar to that of morphine. The individual will begin with a legitimate ailment, go to their doctor and receive a prescription for Dilaudid. As time goes by they begin to depend on the Dilaudid, even when they no longer need it. Many times individuals are unable to get legitimate prescriptions for Dilaudid after their original prescription is gone. They then resort to what is called doctor shopping. The addict will see many doctors and pretend to be sick to obtain more Dilaudid.

Sometimes, individuals get addicted by someone turning them onto Dilaudid and they end up liking it. The elderly are targets for prescription theft. Health care workers or family members might Dilaudid by this method. Prescription pill sales on the street are more expensive than other illicit drugs.

Pills depending on their type can sell for $2 to $10 a piece. Pills like Dilaudid are very expensive selling for $50 to $60 dollars a piece on the street. Addiction is a major risk with prolonged use (over 2-3 weeks) of Dilaudid.

Dilaudid Withdrawal

Dilaudid is an analgesic narcotic with an addiction liability similar to that of morphine. It is apparent within 15 minutes and remains in effect for more than 5 hours. Dilaudid is approximately 8 times more potent on a milligram basis than morphine and is often called "drug store heroin" on the streets. Dilaudid inhibits ascending pain pathways in Central Nervous System. It also increases the pain threshold and alters pain perception.

Dilaudid addiction is common place in today's society and can happen to anyone. The individual who has formed Dilaudid use most often begins for a legitimate ailment and the individual unintentionally becomes addicted. When individuals who have formed an addiction to Dilaudid are unable to get legitimate prescriptions for Dilaudid they may resort to what is called doctor shopping. The addict will see many doctors and pretend to be sick to obtain dilaudid. Sometimes individuals who have an addiction to Dilaudid become addicted by someone turning them onto Dialudid and they end up liking it. Dilaudid is psychologically and physically addictive.

Withdrawal symptoms from Dilaudid can occur four to five hours after the last dose. dilaudid withdrawal symptoms usually last 7 to 10 days. Users may respond to the pain of dilaudid withdrawal by taking another dose without realizing they have become addicted.

Dilaudid Withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • severe anxiety
  • insomnia
  • profuse sweating
  • muscle spasms
  • chills
  • shivering
  • tremors
  • restlessness
  • yawning
  • gooseflesh
  • restless sleep
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • weakness
  • twitching and spasms of muscles
  • kicking movements
  • severe backache
  • abdominal and leg pains
  • abdominal and muscle cramps
  • hot and cold flashes
  • nausea
  • anorexia
  • vomiting
  • intestinal spasm
  • diarrhea
  • repetitive sneezing
  • increase in body temperature, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and heart rate
  • Dilaudid Overdose

    Dilaudid is an analgesic narcotic with an addictive quality similar to that of morphine. Its effects are apparent within 15 minutes and remain in effect for more than 5 hours. Dilaudid is approximately 8 times more potent on a milligram basis than morphine. Dilaudid is often called "drug store heroin" on the streets. Dilaudid inhibits ascending pain pathways in the central nervous system. Dilaudid also increases the pain threshold by altering their pain perception.

    Addiction is a major risk with prolonged use (over 2-3 weeks) of Dilaudid. Even moderate doses of Dilaudid can result in a fatal overdose. When an individual increases their dose of Dilaudid, they may at first feel restless and nauseous and then progress to a loss of consciousness and abnormal breathing. Other risks include withdrawal symptoms that may last for months. A Dilaudid overdose happens when you consume more Dilaudid than your body can safely handle. Dilaudid users are constantly flirting with the risk of an overdose, and the difference between the high they're seeking and serious injury or death is often quite small.

    The symptoms of a Dilaudid overdose include:

  • respiratory depression
  • stupor
  • coma
  • skeletal muscle flaccidity
  • cold and clammy skin
  • hypertension
  • circulatory collapse
  • cardiac arrest
  • pinpoint pupils
  • bluish colored fingernails and lips
  • spasms of the stomach and/or intestinal tract
  • weak pulse
  • low blood pressure
  • drowsiness
  • Dilaudid Side Effects

    Dilaudid is an analgesic narcotic with an addiction liability similar to that of morphine. It is apparent within 15 minutes and remains in effect for more than 5 hours. Dilaudid is approximately 8 times more potent on a milligram basis than morphine. Dilaudid inhibits ascending pain pathways in Central Nervous System. It also increases the pain threshold and alters pain perception. Dilaudid is a very addictive narcotic. Individuals can form an addiction to Dilaudid within days. Dilaudid's side effects very in intensity from person to person and are not usually life threating.

    Dilaudid side effects include but are not limited to:

  • anxiety
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • fear
  • impairment of mental and physical performance
  • inability to urinate
  • mental clouding
  • mood changes
  • nausea
  • restlessness
  • sedation
  • sluggishness
  • troubled and slowed breathing
  • vomiting
  • Less common side effects of Dilaudid include:

    Agitation, blurred vision, chills, cramps, diarrhea, difficulty urinating, disorientation, double vision, dry mouth, exaggerated feelings of depression or well-being, failure of breathing or heartbeat, faintness/fainting, flushing, hallucinations, headache, increased pressure in the head, insomnia, involuntary eye movements, itching, light-headedness, loss of appetite, low or high blood pressure, muscle rigidity or tremor, muscle spasms of the throat or air passages, palpitations, rashes, shock, slow or rapid heartbeat, small pupils, sudden dizziness on standing, sweating, taste changes, tingling and/or numbness, tremor, uncoordinated muscle movements, visual disturbances and weakness.