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"How often is it safe to take 8 m.g. of hydromorphone?"
how many hours should you wait before taking an 8mg dose of hydrmorphone
You should follow the directions that were given by your physician. This can be quite a high dose in and of itself for many patients, and you should not go beyond what is recommended by your doctor. With many of the opioid medications, your body can build up a kind of tolerance that makes you need somewhat higher doses than other people would. Even so, it is important to always follow your doctor's recommendations, as there can be very serious side effects with any medication, but especially with a narcotic medication at such a high dose. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done if you are suffering from chronic pain, and you should speak with your doctor both to confirm the dosing of this medication and also to see if there may be something that would work better for you to make sure that you can function at an optimal state and still control your pain. If you feel that your pain is poorly controlled, speaking with your doctor is the best step to get better control and to help yourself start to feel better. Please speak with your doctor, and consult a pain management specialist if needed.
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