hydromorphone hydrochloride injection, USP Indications and Usage

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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, which can occur at any dosage or duration [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.

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection should not be used for an extended ‎period of time unless the pain remains severe enough to require an opioid ‎analgesic and for which alternative treatment options continue to be inadequate.‎

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Indications and Usage

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, which can occur at any dosage or duration [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.

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection should not be used for an extended ‎period of time unless the pain remains severe enough to require an opioid ‎analgesic and for which alternative treatment options continue to be inadequate.‎

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