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HYDROMORPHONE HYDROCHLORIDE, Ampul, Vial, Carpuject™, iSecure™ U.S. Physician Prescribing Information Indications and Usage (hydromorphone hydrochloride injection, USP)

1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection is indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.

Limitations of Use

Because of the risks of addiction, abuse, and misuse with opioids, even at recommended doses [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)], reserve Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection for use in patients for whom alternative treatment options [e.g., non-opioid analgesics or opioid combination products]:

  • Have not been tolerated, or are not expected to be tolerated,
  • Have not provided adequate analgesia, or are not expected to provide adequate analgesia
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