What is Hydromorph Contin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Hydromorphone

Hydromorph Contin® is a Canadian brand name for the continuous release formulation of hydromorphone, an opioid analgesic and antitussin used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Off label it is used as a cough suppressant.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chronic pain 18 8
Pain 8 6
Fibromyalgia 6 4
Back pain 1 1
Difficulty sleeping through night 1 1
Intercostal muscle pain (ribs, sides, back) 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 4
Mild 2
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydromorph Contin

Side effect Patients
Constipation 3
Chronic constipation 2
Fatigue 2
Cloudy thinking 1
Dizziness 1
Hard stool 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydromorph Contin

Dosage Patients
3 mg three times daily 2
6 capsule(s) three times daily 1
6 mg three times daily 1
12 mg twice daily 1
18 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Hydromorph Contin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Hydromorph Contin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Hydromorph Contin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydromorph Contin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans Transdermal Patch) 1
Fentanyl Transdermal Patch (Duragesic) 1
Meperidine (Pethidine) (Demerol) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1
Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) (Statex) 1

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Patients stopped taking Hydromorph Contin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans Transdermal Patch) 1
Oxycodone-naloxone (Targin) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Hydromorph Contin

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Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:M43y
FM:14y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See vniagara's full Hydromorph Contin history

Oct 12, 2015 (Started Mar 09, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Cloudy thinking, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 72 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Feb 2, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Cloudy thinking, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Should be used as a last resort. Try to keep dosage at same level as long as possible before increasing dosage.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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