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Hydromorph Contin 12mg caps controlled-release belongs to the family of medications known as opioid analgesics (narcotic pain relievers). It is used to treat chronic, severe pain.

 

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How does Hydromorph Contin 12mg work? What will it do for me?
Hydromorphs contin 12mg caps controlled-release belongs to the family of medications known as opioid analgesics (narcotic pain relievers). It is used to treat chronic, severe pain. Hydromorphone works on the brain to increase the ability to tolerate pain. Hydromorphone controlled-release works by gradually releasing the medication into the body to help control pain that requires the prolonged or continuous use of an opioid pain killer.

Hydromorphs contin 12mg caps is a strong pain reliever that can be fatal if it is taken by someone for whom it has not been prescribed.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Hydromorph Contin 12mg?
For people who are not currently taking other opioid pain medications or are taking low doses of weak opioid medications, the usual adult dose of hydromorphone controlled-release capsules is 3 mg every 12 hours.

For people who are receiving other formulations of hydromorphone or other opioid medications, the dose depends on the dose of these medications that you are currently taking. Your doctor will determine the dose that is appropriate for you.

Your doctor can adjust your dose every 48 hours until a dose that controls your pain with tolerable side effects is reached.

Your daily dose should be taken in two equally divided doses every 12 hours. Swallow hydromorphone controlled-release capsules whole, or open them and sprinkle the contents on cold, soft food. Do not chew, crush, dissolve, or break the contents of the capsule, as this could result in too much hydromorphone being released rapidly and could be fatal.

It is important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store Hydromorph Contin 12mg at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of Hydromorph Contin 12mg in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Who should NOT take Hydromorph Contin 12mg?
Do not take this medication if you:

are allergic to hydromorphone, or any ingredients of Hydromorph Contin 12mg
are allergic to other opioid (narcotic) pain medications (e.g., morphine, codeine, oxycodone)
are taking or have taken (within the last 14 days) MAO inhibitors (e.g., phenelzine, tranylcypromine)
have had surgery or have an underlying condition that may cause narrowing or obstruction of the intestines
have acute alcoholism
have acute asthma or other obstructive lung disease
have acute pain, or pain following surgery
have acute respiratory depression (slowed breathing)
have convulsions or seizure disorders
have cor pulmonale (heart failure caused by chronic high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs)
have delirium tremens (e.g., confusion, diarrhea, shaking, fever, hallucinations, disorientation) associated with alcohol withdrawal
have increased carbon dioxide levels in the blood
have increased intracranial pressure (increased pressure inside the head), cerebrospinal pressure (increased pressure inside the head and spine), or head injury
have mild or intermittent pain that can otherwise be managed
have pulmonary edema (fluid build-up in the lungs)
have severe central nervous system (CNS) depression (slowed nervous system)
have or may have surgical abdomen (e.g., acute appendicitis)
are pregnant, in labour or delivering, or breastfeeding
What side effects are possible with this medication?
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and bene

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

confusion
constipation
dizziness, lightheadedness, or feeling faint
drowsiness
increased sweating
dry mouth
nausea
vomiting
weakness
Although most of the side effects listed below don’t happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

fast, slow, or pounding heartbeat
symptoms of withdrawal
anxiety
body aches
cold and clammy skin
diarrhea
loss of appetite
nausea
sweating
vomiting
skin rash
symptoms of a bowel blockage (e.g., abdominal pain, severe constipation, nausea)
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

seizures
symptoms of too much medication:
cold, clammy skin
confusion
difficulty walking normally
hallucinations (seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not there)
“pinpoint” pupils of eyes
seizure
severe drowsiness
slow or troubled breathing
slow heartbeat
signs of a severe allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, throat, or tongue)

What form(s) does this medication come in?

12 mg
Each orange, controlled-release capsule, imprinted with “PF” and “HYDROMORPH CONTIN” and the strength “12 mg”, contains hydromorphone HCl 12 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, dibutyl sebacate, ethyl cellulose, hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose; capsule shell: D&C Red No. 28, D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 40, gelatin, and titanium dioxide.

How should I use Hydromorph Contin 12mg caps?
For people who are not currently taking other opioid pain medications or are taking low doses of weak opioid medications, the usual adult dose of hydromorphone controlled-release capsules is 3 mg every 12 hours.

For people who are receiving other formulations of hydromorphone or other opioid medications, the dose depends on the dose of these medications that you are currently taking. Your doctor will determine the dose that is appropriate for you.

Your doctor can adjust your dose every 48 hours until a dose that controls your pain with tolerable side effects is reached.

Your daily dose should be taken in two equally divided doses every 12 hours. Swallow hydromorphone controlled-release capsules whole, or open them and sprinkle the contents on cold, soft food. Do not chew, crush, dissolve, or break the contents of the capsule, as this could result in too much hydromorphone being released rapidly and could be fatal.

It is important that Hydromorph Contin 12mg be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Who should NOT take Hydromorph Contin 12mg?
Do not take this medication if you:

are allergic to Hydromorph Contin 12mg, or any ingredients of the medication
are allergic to other opioid (narcotic) pain medications (e.g., morphine, codeine, oxycodone)
are taking or have taken (within the last 14 days) MAO inhibitors (e.g., phenelzine, tranylcypromine)
have had surgery or have an underlying condition that may cause narrowing or obstruction of the intestines
have acute alcoholism
have acute asthma or other obstructive lung disease
have acute pain, or pain following surgery
have acute respiratory depression (slowed breathing)
have convulsions or seizure disorders
have cor pulmonale (heart failure caused by chronic high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs)
have delirium tremens (e.g., confusion, diarrhea, shaking, fever, hallucinations, disorientation) associated with alcohol withdrawal
have increased carbon dioxide levels in the blood
have increased intracranial pressure (increased pressure inside the head), cerebrospinal pressure (increased pressure inside the head and spine), or head injury
have mild or intermittent pain that can otherwise be managed
have pulmonary