Help Avoid Problems With Injectable Hydromorphone for Opioid Use Disorder
You'll hear about injectable hydromorphone (Hydromorphone HP) being used for severe opioid use disorder.
We're used to seeing oral methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) for opioid use disorder.
But these meds aren't always effective for patients with severe symptoms. For example, sometimes the PROCESS of injecting is needed to help manage withdrawal symptoms.