Two New Dilaudid Dosage Forms Are Available From Knoll

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WHIPPANY, NJ--Two new forms of Dilaudid (hydromorphone HCL)-- Dilaudid 8 mg tablets and Dilaudid-5 Oral Liquid--are now available from Knoll Pharmaceutical Company.

WHIPPANY, NJ--Two new forms of Dilaudid (hydromorphone HCL)--Dilaudid 8 mg tablets and Dilaudid-5 Oral Liquid--are now availablefrom Knoll Pharmaceutical Company.

The 8 mg tablets allow easy titration to a higher hydromorphonedose and are more convenient for patients currently taking twoDilaudid 4 mg tablets per dose, the manufacturer said.

Dilaudid-5 Oral Liquid is designed for patients who have difficultyswallowing solid medications. One teaspoon contains 5 mg of hydromorphoneper 5 mL. The liquid is alcohol-free, colorless, unflavored, andcan be mixed with fruit juice, according to Knoll.

In addition, Knoll is making available a pocket guide "Strategiesfor Cancer Pain Management," written by Ada Rogers, RN, researchassociate and clinical coordinator of the Pain Research Group,Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

The guide contains general information on opioid use in cancerpain, as well as specific dosing information on Dilaudid, includinga dose conversion chart. Call 201-575-5656 (9 am to 5 pm EST)for free copies.