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Kadian vs Dilaudid for a male patient aged 43

This is personalized comparison of Kadian vs Dilaudid for a male aged 43. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.





What are the drugs

Kadian (latest outcomes from 1,713 users) has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain.

Dilaudid (latest outcomes from 10,264 users) has active ingredients of hydromorphone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

On Nov, 10, 2014: 2,599 male patients aged 37 who take the same drugs are studied in Kadian vs Dilaudid

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Kadian morphine sulfateAlpharma Pharms
Dilaudid hydromorphone hydrochloridePurdue Pharm Prods

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 37 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Kadian (Alpharma Pharms)Dilaudid (Purdue Pharm Prods)

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Kadian (Alpharma Pharms)Dilaudid (Purdue Pharm Prods)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainPyrexia (fever)
Drug ToxicityVomiting
OverdoseArthralgia (joint pain)
DepressionBack Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Abdominal Pain
Drug IneffectiveDrug Toxicity
Multiple Drug OverdoseLymphadenopathy (disease or enlargement of lymph nodes)
VomitingOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Kadian (Alpharma Pharms)Dilaudid (Purdue Pharm Prods)
ConstipationHyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dizziness
Paraparesis (partial paralysis of the lower limbs)Headache (pain in head)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Granuloma (a small area of inflammation due to tissue injury)Loss Of Libido (loss of sexual urge)
Pharyngeal Oedema (abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cavities and intercellular spaces of the pharyngeal)
Catheter Related Complication
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Drug Ineffective

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Kadian (morphine sulfate) is often used to treat pain. Dilaudid (hydromorphone hydrochloride) is often used to treat pain. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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