Palladone SR

Palladone SR treats pain. Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication. This medication is no longer available in the United States.

Palladone SR Overview

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Hydromorphone is a prescription medication used to relieve pain.

Hydromorphone belongs to a group of drugs called narcotic analgesics. These work by changing the way that the brain and nervous system respond to pain.

This medication comes in oral solution and tablet forms and is taken up to 4 times a day.

Do not chew, divide, or break hydromorphone extended release tablets. Swallow these tablets whole.

This medication is also available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV), a muscle (IM), or under the skin (subcutaneous).

Common side effects of hydromorphone include nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, lightheadedness, anxiety, mood changes, rash, and itching.

Hydromorphone can also cause drowsiness and dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how hydromorphone affects you.

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Uses of Palladone SR

Hydromorphone is a prescription medication used to relieve pain.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

 

Palladone SR Drug Class

Palladone SR is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Palladone SR

Serious side effects have been reported with hydromorphone. See the “Hydromorphone Precautions” section.

Oral:

Common side effects of oral hydromorphone include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Lightheadedness
  • Heavy sweating
  • Muscle, back, or joint pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Anxiety
  • Flushing
  • Itching
  • Depression

 

Injectable:

Common side effects of hydromorphone injection include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Flushing
  • Mood changes
  • Itching
  • Dry Mouth

 

This is not a complete list of hydromorphone side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Palladone SR Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • Buprenorphine (Buprenex, Butrans, in Suboxone)
  • Butorphanol (Stadol)
  • Ipratropium (Atrovent)
  • Medications for glaucoma, irritable bowel disease, Parkinson's disease, ulcers, and urinary problems
  • Pentazocine (Talwin)

Also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medications or have stopped taking them within the past 2 weeks:

  • Isocarboxazid (Marplan)
  • Phenelzine (Nardil)
  • Selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar)
  • Tranylcypromine (Parnate)

This is not a complete list of hydromorphone drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Palladone SR Precautions

Oral:

Serious side effects have been reported with oral hydromorphone including the following:

  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, mouth, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Seizures
  • Chest pain
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Fainting

Injectable:

Serious side effects have been reported with hydromorphone injection including the following:

  • Slowed or stopped breathing
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, mouth, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Seizures
  • Fainting

Hydromorphone can cause dizziness and drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how hydromorphone affects you.

Do not take hydromorphone if you:

  • are allergic to hydromorphone or to any of its ingredients
  • have respiratory depression
  • have acute, severe, or uncontrolled asthma

Hydromorphone extended release tablets may only be used in patients who are opioid-tolerant.

Palladone SR Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of hydromorphone, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

Do not drink alcohol or take products containing alcohol while taking hydromorphone.

Inform MD

Before taking hydromorphone, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to hydromorphone or to any of its ingredients
  • are allergic to sulfites or latex
  • have ever had a head injury or condition that damaged the brain
  • any condition that increases the pressure in your brain
  • kyphoscoliosis (curving of the spine that may cause breathing problems)
  • low blood pressure
  • hypothyroidism (condition in which the thyroid gland produces less hormone than normal)
  • lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways)
  • Addison's disease (condition in which the adrenal gland produces less hormone than normal)
  • seizures
  • delirium tremens (severe withdrawal symptoms that may occur in people who drank large amounts of alcohol over time and have stopped drinking)
  • urethral stricture (blockage of the tube that allows urine to leave the body)
  • an enlarged prostate (a male reproductive gland)
  • gallbladder disease
  • pancreatic disease
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Palladone SR and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Hydromorphone falls into category C. There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Hydromorphone should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

Palladone SR and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Hydromorphone has been detected in human breast milk. Because of the possibility for adverse reactions in nursing infants from hydromorphone, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or to stop use of this medication. The importance of the drug to the mother should be considered.

Palladone SR Usage

Take hydromorphone exactly as prescribed.

Oral:

This medication comes in oral solution and tablet forms and is taken up to 4 times a day. The extended release tablets are taken once a day. Do not chew, divide, or break hydromorphone extended release tablets. Swallow these tablets whole.

Injectable:

This medication is also available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV), a muscle (IM), or under the skin (subcutaneous).

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of hydromorphone at the same time.

Palladone SR Dosage

Take hydromorphone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The hydromorphone dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following:

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication

Oral:

The recommended dose range of hydromorphone oral solution for the treatment of pain is 2.5 to 10 mg every 3 to 6 hours.

The recommended dose range of hydromorphone tablets for the treatment of pain is 2 to 4 mg every 4 to 6 hours.

The recommended dose range of extended release hydromorphone tablets for the treatment of pain is 8 to 64 mg once daily.

Injectable:

The recommended dose range of hydromorphone injection into a muscle or under the skin for the treatment of pain is 1 to 2 mg every 2 to 3 hours.

The recommended dose range of hydromorphone injection into a vein for the treatment of pain is 0.2 to 1 mg every 2 to 3 hours.

Palladone SR Overdose

If you take too much hydromorphone, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

If hydromorphone is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur. However, if overdose is suspected, seek emergency medical attention.

Other Requirements

  • Store hydromorphone at room temperature.
  • Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.

Palladone SR FDA Warning

Oral:

WARNING: DILAUDID ORAL LIQUID AND DILAUDID TABLETS CONTAIN HYDROMORPHONE, WHICH IS A POTENT SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED OPIOID AGONIST. SCHEDULE II OPIOID AGONISTS, INCLUDING MORPHINE, OXYMORPHONE, OXYCODONE, FENTANYL, AND METHADONE, HAVE THE HIGHEST POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE AND RISK OF PRODUCING RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION. ALCOHOL, OTHER OPIOIDS AND CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS (SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS) POTENTIATE THE RESPIRATORY DEPRESSANT EFFECTS OF HYDROMORPHONE, INCREASING THE RISK OF RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION THAT MIGHT RESULT IN DEATH.

WARNING: ADDICTION, ABUSE, AND MISUSE; LIFE-THREATENING RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION; ACCIDENTAL INGESTION; and NEONATAL OPIOID WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME

Hydromorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets expose users to risks of addiction, abuse, and misuse, which can lead to overdose and death. Assess each patient’s risk before prescribing, and monitor regularly for development of these behaviors or conditions.

Serious, life-threatening, or fatal respiratory depression may occur. Monitor closely, especially upon initiation or following a dose increase. Instruct patients to swallow hydromorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose of hydromorphone.

Accidental ingestion of hydromorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets, especially in children, can result in fatal overdose of hydromorphone.

Prolonged use of hydromorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets during pregnancy can result in neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, which may be life-threatening if not recognized and treated. If opioid use is required for a prolonged period in a pregnant woman, advise the patient of the risk of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome and ensure that appropriate treatment will be available.

Injectable:

WARNING: RISK OF RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION, ABUSE, AND MEDICATION ERRORS DILAUDID-HP INJECTION IS FOR USE IN OPIOID-TOLERANT PATIENTS ONLY

Do not confuse DILAUDID-HP INJECTION with standard parenteral formulations of DILAUDID or other opioids, as overdose and death could result

Hydromorphone is a potent Schedule II opioid agonist. Schedule II opioid agonists have the highest potential for abuse and risk of producing respiratory depression. Ethanol, other opioids, and other central nervous system depressants can potentiate the respiratory-depressant effects of hydromorphone and increase the risk of adverse outcomes, including death.