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Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 3 ratings/reviews, Dilaudid has an overall score of 3.67. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 4.67. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Dilaudid review by 55 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Pain after foot surgery
Dosage & duration:   2 mg, take 1-2 tabs every 4 hours taken 1 every 4 hours for the period of 4 days
Other conditions:   sciatic nerve pain
Other drugs taken:   levoxyl, neurontin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Successful management of post-op pain following reconstructive foot surgery including osteotomy with split tendon transfer.
Side effects:   Unexplainable behavior: Constructed the letter "P" from toilet tissue, later had no recollection and couldn't explain why I did it. Apparently told husband to consult with nurse friend about my medications, but forgot and was upset when he did so. Visual hallucinations: while looking at my friend, saw her hair rising as if being blown from below; wherever I focused strange things happened. Thought they were really happening. Soon after med discontinued, became severely nauseated and started vomiting, unable to tolerate food or liquids for 20 hours, had to take zofran.
Comments:   Was prescribed 2-4 mg dilaudid (I took 2mg, weigh 95#)with hydroxyzine pamoate 50 mg every 4 hours, because following previous surgery both percocet and vicodin caused vomiting and itching. First dose was given in recovery room and continued to take it every 4-6 hours with vistaril as prescribed until untoward symptoms appeared. I had no nausea, vomiting, or itching

 

Dilaudid review by 26 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   broken ribs
Dosage & duration:   4mg taken 4 hrs for the period of 4 weeks
Other conditions:   broken leg, torn acl
Other drugs taken:   meloxacam
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Very effective at eliminating pain.
Side effects:   Drowsiness, Constipation, Nightmares, Inability to focus.
Comments:   I had a motorcycle crash. I broke 3 ribs and my leg in two places around me knee. I also tore my acl. Given 2 dilaudid injections in ER and prescribed 4 mg tabs to be taken every 4 hrs. Did this for one week and began having the "mental" side effects (specifically nightmares and mild hallucinations) after 3 days. I started taking the 4 mg tabs every 6 hrs and eventually every 8 hrs and these side effects diminished. Constipation was a serious issue with the 4 mg tabs. Got a refill for 2 Mg tabs and were definitely less effective but experienced only light side effects (mainly inability to focus). Took 2 Mg tabs for the remainder of the occasional pain outbreaks for the remaining 2 weeks

 

Dilaudid review by care giver of 13 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   headaches
Dosage & duration:   .5 mg. taken 3 times--after percocet and morphine for the period of 12 hours
Other conditions:   given after a head shunt operation. the shunt was replaced.
Other drugs taken:   morphine,
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   the drug treatments stopped the headaches.
Side effects:   the patient died.
Comments:   after the shunt replacement, the patient was fine. the operation for the replacement took place at noon, and at about five o,clock in the morning the next day, he died. his skin was mottled, and he had an emesis in his mouth. about half an hour before, the nurse caring for him reported he was fine and sleeping. about four hours after the operation he was fine, watching television and joking with visitors which included his father. a code for resusitation was called, and after about 30 minutes the code team ceased operations.
 


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