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Is 140mg of hydromorphone too much to take at once?

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Is 140mg of hydromorphone too much to take at once?
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 7 years ago
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Hello,

Yes, 140 mg hydromorphone 140mg single dose can be a lethal dose.

Please avoid taking this.

If you have any suicidal intention, please call 911 for emergency help.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Thank you. No suicide tendencies here. Was just curious, have asthmasthma as well.
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 7 years ago
then the effect of respiratory depression from hydromorphone will be more profound in presence of asthma requiring intubation.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Are you saying I would suffocate or something??
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 7 years ago

What I meant is such a high of hydromorphone can cause respiratory difficulties.

In presence of asthma, the breathing difficulty may get worse.

Hence, it may become life threatening.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Relist: Answer quality.
Doctor: doctornihil, Board Certified Physician replied 7 years ago
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Hello,

I agree with the above expert's views.

140 mg hydromorphone is very high dose & can cause even death by causing respiratory failure.

Hence, please do not use such a high dose.

Please contact your doctor.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
This is for a study I'm doing, that's all. Would that kind of dose put you asleep or?........
Doctor: doctornihil, Board Certified Physician replied 7 years ago
this dose can put you to sleep & can cause severe CNS depression, resulting in coma, seizures, respiratory failure, and ultimately death.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Does it matter if the tablets are crushed?
Doctor: doctornihil, Board Certified Physician replied 7 years ago
No it does not matter.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Ok cool. I was thinking it would get into the bloodstream faster. Any other information you can tell would be great. Thanks for all your info. I appreciate it
Doctor: doctornihil, Board Certified Physician replied 7 years ago

If it is taken intravenouly, then the action happens faster than the oral dose.

You are welcome.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Does hard liquor have any different effect on this?
Doctor: doctornihil, Board Certified Physician replied 7 years ago
hard liquor can potentiate the effects of hydromorphone.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Would you most likely just pass out?
Customer reply replied 7 years ago
With this is nausea or vomiting even an issue. Sorry. Last question. :)
Doctor: doctornihil, Board Certified Physician replied 7 years ago
nausea & vomiting can be experienced.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
you would lose the medication at that point?
Doctor: doctornihil, Board Certified Physician replied 7 years ago

nausea & vomiting can happen after the medication is in the circulation. hence, no loss will occur.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Hmmm suprising. Thanks again. Anything else you could tell me?
Doctor: doctornihil, Board Certified Physician replied 7 years ago
good luck,
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Would the person be in any pain at all??
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