Hydromorphone: Dilaudid (opioid Analgesic, allergy, cold and cough remedies, antitussive)

Hydromorphone: Dilaudid (opioid Analgesic, allergy, cold and cough remedies, antitussive)

Generic Name

hydromorphone

Trade Name

Dilaudid

Indication

moderate to severe pain

Action

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

Therapeutic Class

Opioid Analgesic, allergy, cold and cough remedies, antitussive

Pharmacologic Class

opioid agonist

Nursing Considerations

Assess BP . . .