How much IV Dilaudid can you have?

How much IV Dilaudid can you have?

Intravenous Administration: The initial starting dose is 0.2 to 1 mg every 2 to 3 hours. Intravenous administration should be given slowly, over at least 2 to 3 minutes, depending on the dose. The initial dose should be reduced in the elderly or debilitated and may be lowered to 0.2 mg.

What is the peak of IV Dilaudid?

Onset of analgesic effect occurs within 30 minutes when administered orally and 5 minutes when administered intravenously. The peak analgesic effect of IV hydromorphone occurs within 8 to 20 minutes, most likely because its hydrophilicity impairs its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier.

How much Dilaudid do you inject?

Adults—At first, 1 to 2 milligrams (mg) injected under the skin or into one of your muscles every 2 to 3 hours as needed. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

How much stronger is IV Dilaudid than morphine?

Parenteral hydromorphone is approximately seven times more potent than parenteral morphine. For example, 1.5 mg hydromorphone intravenous (IV) = 10 mg morphine IV.

Does Dilaudid IV need to be diluted?

The safer way to administer through a running IV is to pause your pump, flush the line, administer your medication through the hub closest to the patient, flush at the prescribed rate of administration for the medication, then restart your pump. So, you see there is no need to dilute the drug.

How do you give a Dilaudid injection?

This medicine may be given as a shot under the skin, as a shot into one of your muscles, or through a needle placed in one of your veins. Hydromorphone injection may sometimes be given at home to patients who do not need to be in the hospital.

How much Dilaudid can I take at once?

Adults—At first, 2.5 to 10 milliliters (mL) or one-half to two teaspoons every 3 to 6 hours as needed. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Where is Dilaudid injected?

Which medication should never be given via IV push or bolus?

The most common medications not provided in ready-to-administer syringes include: Antiemetics Antibiotics with short stability Metoprolol Antipsychotics Opioids Furosemide Benzodiazepines Pantoprazole These medications are available in a prefilled syringe, however supply has been limited.

How fast is rapid IV push?

An IV push is administered within 30 seconds. To achieve this rapid response, an IV push doesn’t rely on a drip bag. Instead, a medical professional uses a syringe to immediately move fluid through an IV catheter.

How slow do you give Dilaudid?


  1. Opioid naive: 0.2-1 mg IV q2-3hr PRN; may require higher doses in patients with prior opioid exposure.
  2. Critically ill patients (opiate-naive patients): 0.2-0.6 mg q1-2hr PRN given slowly over 2-3 minutes; patients with previous opiate exposure may tolerate higher doses.

What do you never give IV push?

NEVER administer an IV medication through an IV line that is infusing blood, blood products, heparin IV, insulin IV, cytotoxic medications, or parenteral nutrition solutions.

What pain meds are given through IV?

Intravenous opioids may include fentanyl, hydromorphone, morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphone and tramadol. Examples of opioids prescribed in pill form after surgery include oxycodone (OxyContin, Roxicodone, others) and oxycodone with acetaminophen (Percocet).