What Are You Struggling With?

Hydromorphone (Dilaudid )

What is the Generic Name for Dilaudid?


What is the Trade Name for Hydromorphone?


What are the Indications of Hydromorphone (Dilaudid )?

Moderate to severe pain

What are the Actions of Hydromorphone (Dilaudid )?

Alters the perception and reaction to pain by binding to opiate receptors in the CNS, also suppresses the cough reflex

What is the Therapeutic Class of Hydromorphone (Dilaudid )?

Opioid Analgesic, allergy, cold and cough remedies, antitussive

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Hydromorphone (Dilaudid )?

Opioid agonist

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Date Published - Jun 24, 2015
Date Modified - Jun 10, 2016

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.