Had anyone had any experience with dilaudid supposotories?

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   Posted 4/12/2010 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I was given Dilaudid oral for chronic abscess/fistula pain. After doing some research I found that they actually make this pain medication in a supposotory form. Has anyone taken this form? and if so was it better at controlling rectal pain?

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   Posted 4/13/2010 5:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never had so I don't know and can't say for sure, but I would think that it might well be more effective as a suppository as it is being "applied" if you will more directly to the area of discomfort. It would certainly be worth a try.
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   Posted 4/13/2010 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I would think its more a matter of it being a regular pain medication just in suppository form because of nausea, not like a salve type pain med. I know I have Tigan for nausea in both pill and suppository form so that if the nausea goes to far and I can't even keep medication down, I will be able to get the Tigan into my system.

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   Posted 4/20/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Dilaudid will have the same effects regardless of route of administration (ROA). It may be slightly better absorbed with the suppositories or by holding an oral tablet under your tongue until it dissolves....but a suppository will not affect rectal/GI pain any differently than oral dilaudid. The same is true of any opiate....they have to get to your brain and block the pain *there*; they don't block pain locally.
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   Posted 4/20/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I have started to use canasa supp. and I can't believe the difference in my pain.  Now, I know it is not a pain med.   But I have  a ton of rectal issues, and when I am in severe rectal pain I lay down put in a canasa supp. and within an hour the pain starts to subside.  I take darvocet oral pain med.  I am now hooked on rectal meds for my crohns.   I'm sure this won't hep the fistula pain, but did't know if you had an rectal inflammation going on, and if so give these a try if you never have.
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