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    I'll tell you what little I know. Dilaudid is the name I know it by. I've seen it used mainly in end of life/hospice situations. It is mainly used as an analgesic but may also be used as a cough suppresant (that's one KICKIN' cough syrup!). It comes in IV, IM, PO, and PR forms. There's also Dilaudid HP that is superconcentrated. Dilaudid is an opiate and, I'm told, about 10 times stronger than Morphine (although I have no hard evidence to back that up). It's highly addictive (thus used mostly in hospice cases, I'd gues). Although, I will say that my adult nurse friends say that they are seeing it being used more and more now that Demerol use is decreasing here. Hope that's some help.



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