12-20-2008, 06:03 PM
You're doctor writes the order for how much your doses will be. Make sure you talk with them and let them know you want to be offered smaller doses. It's very easy to do. The order can be written for you to have 1/2 mg, 1mg, or 2 mg, ever 1 hour (or other time schedule). If you don't feel you got enough pain coverage with the lower dose, just ask to have your next dose increased. The order will already be there, so it shouldn't be a problem. This is done pretty frequently, and it's a very safe way to use Dilaudid.