TMZ alleges that "LiLo" -- banned from imbibing alcohol by court order -- has filled prescriptions for Ambien, Adderall and Dilaudid.
"A doctor wrote the prescription after Lindsay's recent dental surgery," TMZ adds. The quantity the doctor prescribed is unknown.
While the former two drugs are well known for treating insomnia and hyperactivity -- and for their popularity as recreational stimulants -- the latter substance might be less familiar.
Dilaudid also looks a lot like "diluted," which is what people may think the 24-year-old actress' senses have become after years of partying and the self-admitted abuse of a cornucopia of illicit and/or controlled substances.
While Lohan waits for a mandatory drug test before July 20, Surge Desk explains just what the deal is with Dilaudid.
What is Dilaudid?
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a sector of the National Institutes of Health, Dilaudid is a brand name for hydromorphone, a powerful analgesic of the opioid variety. It is a synthetic derivative of morphine and therefore a narcotic. It can be addictive, and when taken in excessive amounts it can produce a fatal overdose.
How is it taken?
There are two ways to take hydromorphone: orally and rectally. Dilaudid is a liquid form that is taken orally, usually every four to six hours.
What does it do?
According to Lifescript, a women's health website, it binds to brain receptors, decreasing the feeling of pain. It also lessens a person's response to pain. Dilaudid is prescribed for moderate to severe pain, and acts as a cough suppressant as well.
What are its side effects?
The National Center for Biotechnology Information says the last two side effects prompt immediate medical attention.
- Stomach pain
- Difficulty urinating
- Difficulty breathing