Elite Pharmaceuticals announced the initial shipment of hydromorphone HCl 8mg tablets, the generic version of Purdue‘s Dilaudid tablets. Hydromorphone HCl is a pure opioid agonist used primarily for moderate to severe pain relief due to surgery, trauma, burns, cancer, biliary colic, myocardial infarction, and renal colic or as a cough suppressant. Hydromorphone HCl, a semisynthetic derivative of morphine, interacts predominantly with the opioid mu-receptors.

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