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Dilaudid (Hydromorphone Hydrochloride) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

The major hazards of DILAUDID ORAL LIQUID and DILAUDID 8 mg TABLETS include respiratory depression and apnea. To a lesser degree, circulatory depression, respiratory arrest, shock and cardiac arrest have occurred.

The most frequently observed adverse effects are light-headedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea, vomiting, sweating, flushing, dysphoria, euphoria, dry mouth, and pruritus. These effects seem to be more prominent in ambulatory patients and in those not experiencing severe pain.

Less Frequently Observed Adverse Reactions

General and CNS

Weakness, headache, agitation, tremor, uncoordinated muscle movements, alterations of mood (nervousness, apprehension, depression, floating feelings, dreams), muscle rigidity, paresthesia, muscle tremor, blurred vision, nystagmus, diplopia and miosis, transient hallucinations and disorientation, visual disturbances, insomnia, increased intracranial pressure

Cardiovascular

Flushing of the face, chills, tachycardia, bradycardia, palpitation, faintness, syncope, hypotension, hypertension

Respiratory

Bronchospasm and laryngospasm

Gastrointestinal

Constipation, biliary tract spasm, ileus, anorexia, diarrhea, cramps, taste alteration

Genitourinary

Urinary retention or hesitancy, antidiuretic effects

Dermatologic

Urticaria, other skin rashes, diaphoresis



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED DILAUDID SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Dilaudid. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Dilaudid side effects / adverse reactions in 62 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2011-10-05

Patient: 62 year old male

Reactions: Self-Injurious Ideation

Suspect drug(s):
Dilaudid
    Dosage: 0.17 mg, once/hour, intrathecal

Prialt
    Dosage: 0.05 ug, once/hour, intrathecal
    Start date: 2011-09-16
    End date: 2011-09-20



Possible Dilaudid side effects / adverse reactions in 86 year old female

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2011-10-06

Patient: 86 year old female weighing 56.3 kg (123.9 pounds)

Reactions: Respiratory Disorder, Hypotension, Tachycardia, Oxygen Saturation Decreased

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Dilaudid

Other drugs received by patient: Phenergan HCL; Aromasin; Compazine; Duoneb; Halcion; Magic Mouthwash; Neurontin; Magnesium; Guainfenesin/codeine; Indomethacin; Cardizem



Possible Dilaudid side effects / adverse reactions in 49 year old female

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2011-10-06

Patient: 49 year old female weighing 81.8 kg (180.0 pounds)

Reactions: Hypersensitivity

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Morphine
    Dosage: various prn iv recent
    Indication: Procedural Pain

Dilaudid
    Dosage: recent
    Indication: Procedural Pain

Toradol
    Dosage: 30 q 6h prn iv recent
    Indication: Procedural Pain

Other drugs received by patient: Flagyl; Levaquin; VIT D; Zyrtec; Calcium + VIT D



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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2007-02-08

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