What is Hydromorphone ER?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Exalgo

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Hydromorphone is a potent centrally-acting analgesic drug of the opioid class; it is a derivative of morphine, specifically a hydrogenated ketone thereof -- therefore a semi-synthetic drug and both an opiate and a true narcotic.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 3 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Flank pain 1 0
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1 1
Peripheral neuropathy 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
0
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydromorphone ER

Side effect Patients
Constipation 3
Bowel problems 1
Fatigue 1
Memory problems 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydromorphone ER

Dosage Patients
8 mg daily 2
12 mg daily 2
16 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Hydromorphone ER

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Hydromorphone ER

Duration

Currently taking Hydromorphone ER

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Hydromorphone ER

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
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 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydromorphone ER after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic-50) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 1
Oxymorphone (Opana ER) 1

Patients stopped taking Hydromorphone ER and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic-50) 1
Oxycodone ER (Oxycontin) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hydromorphone ER.