K 3 (Dilaudid 3 mg)

K 3 (Dilaudid 3 mg)

K 3 (Dilaudid 3 mg)

Generic Name: hydromorphone

Pill with imprint K 3 is Pink, Round and has been identified as Dilaudid 3 mg. It is supplied by Knoll Pharmaceutical Company.

Dilaudid is used in the treatment of chronic painpain; cough and belongs to the drug class narcotic analgesics. Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy. Dilaudid 3 mg is classified as a Schedule 2 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).

Hydromorphone, also known as dihydromorphinone, and sold under the brand name Dilaudid among others, is an opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain.[4] Typically, long-term use is only recommended for pain due to cancer.[6] It may be used by mouth or by injection into a veinmuscle, or under the skin.[4] Effects generally begin within half an hour and last for up to five hours.[4]

Common side effects include dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, itchiness, and constipation.[4] Serious side effects may include abuselow blood pressureseizuresrespiratory depression, and serotonin syndrome.[4] Rapidly decreasing the dose may result in opioid withdrawal.[4] Generally, use during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended.[7] Hydromorphone is believed to work by activating opioid receptors, mainly in the brain and spinal cord.[4] Hydromorphone 2 mg IV is equivalent to approximately 10 mg morphine IV.[6]

Hydromorphone was patented in 1923.[8] It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.[9] It is available as a generic medication.[4] In 2017, it was the 205th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than two million prescriptions.[10][11] Hydromorphone is made from morphine.

Posted on October 28, 2021 in Blog by Procaremeds

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