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DESCRIPTION

DILAUDID (hydromorphone hydrochloride) (WARNING: May be habit forming), a hydrogenated ketone of morphine, is a narcotic analgesic. It is available in:

Ampules (for parenteral administration) containing:

    1 mg, 2 mg, and 4 mg hydromorphone hydrochloride per mL with 0.2% sodium citrate, 0.2% citric acid solution. DILAUDID ampules are sterile.

Multiple Dose Vials (for parenteral administration) containing:

    20 mL of solution. Each mL contains 2 mg hydromorphone hydrochloride and 0.5 mg edetate disodium with 1.8 mg methylparaben and 0.2 mg propylparaben as preservatives. Sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric acid is used for pH adjustment. DILAUDID multiple dose vials are sterile.

Color Coded Tablets (for oral administration) containing:

    1 mg hydromorphone hydrochloride (green tablet) and FD& C blue #1 Lake dye, DEC yellow #10 Lake dye, lactose, and magnesium stearate. 2 mg hydromorphone hydrochloride (orange tablet) and D8C red #30 Lake dye, D& C yellow #10 Lake dye, lactose, and magnesium stearate. 3 mg hydromorphone hydrochloride (pink tablet) and D& C red #30 Lake dye, lactose, and magnesium stearate. 4 mg hydromorphone hydrochloride (yellow tablet) and D& C yellow #10 Lake dye, lactose, and magnesium stearate.

Suppositories (for rectal administration) containing:

    3 mg hydromorphone hydrochloride in a cocoa butter base with silicon dioxide. Non- Sterile Powder (for prescription compounding) containing hydromorphone hydrochloride.





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