hydromorphone


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hydromorphone

 [hi″dro-mor´fōn]
a morphine alkaloid with effects similar to morphine but greater and of shorter duration; used as the hydrochloride salt as an analgesic, antitussive, and anesthesia adjunct, administered orally, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, intravenously, or rectally.

hydromorphone

/hy·dro·mor·phone/ (-mor´fōn) a morphine alkaloid having opioid analgesic effects similar to but greater and of shorter duration than those of morphine; used as the hydrochloride salt as an analgesic, antitussive, and anesthesia adjunct.

hydromorphone

(hī′drō-môr′fōn′)
n.
A synthetic derivative of morphine, C17H19NO3, used in the form of its hydrochloride as an analgesic that is more potent than morphine.

hydromorphone

An opioid analgesic which, in excess, causes respiratory depression; blocks nociception to brain; miosis. See Opiate, Opioid, Pain management.

hydromorphone

A powerful narcotic pain-killer drug used to relieve severe cancer pain. A brand name is Palladone.

hydromorphone

a hydrogenated ketone of morphine with effects similar to morphine but of shorter duration; the hydrochloride is used as an analgesic and cough suppressant.
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The upper limit of linearity was 5000 [micro]g/L for codeine, 8000 [micro]g/L for morphine, 6000 [micro]g/L for hydrocodone, and 3000 [micro]g/L for hydromorphone and oxycodone.
Codeine, morphine, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone used to prepare calibrators and controls were obtained from Sigma Chemical Co.
Acura Pharmaceuticals said it must complete Phase I development of its hydromorphone tablet by 28 February 2015, to optimise the formulation in preparation for clinical testing in Phase II.
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The extended-release formulation of hydromorphone is under FDA review for approval as a treatment for moderate to severe pain in opioid-tolerant patients.
Hydromorphone is more commonly being used as an alternative analgesic agent for pain control, since it is less lipophilic than morphine and "sticks where you put it.
Of 728 women who had spontaneous labor or spontaneous rupture of membranes, those who received intrathecal fentanyl when cervical dilation was less than 4 cm did not face an increased risk of having a cesarean section and had a shorter duration of labor, compared with those who received systemic hydromorphone early in labor.
LOUIS -- Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today introduced EXALGO[TM] (hydromorphone HCI) Extended-Release Tablets, (CII), the only extended-release hydromorphone treatment available in the United States.
Contract award notice: statements not exclusive discount agreements pursuant to 130a subsection 8 sgb v to products containing the substance hydromorphone (atc code n02aa03 - in the dosage form hard capsule in the dosage strengths 1.
The approval of an extended-release formulation of the potent opioid agonist hydromorphone was accompanied by a risk management plan aimed at reducing abuse and minimizing diversion of the drug, a notorious problem with the controlled-release opioid agonist oxycodone.
Special Considerations: Only for opioid-tolerant patients on opioid therapy, who require a minimum total daily opiate dose equal to 12 mg of oral hydromorphone.
sales for Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection 10mg/ml in 1ml, 5ml, and 50ml doses were approximately $28 million in 2009.