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Review: Dilaudid side effects

In this review, we analyze Dilaudid side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Dilaudid. The review is based on 9,786 people who have side effects while taking Dilaudid from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Dilaudid

Dilaudid (latest outcomes from 10,263 users) has active ingredients of hydromorphone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (hydromorphone hydrochloride): Dilaudid-hp, Palladone, Hydromorphone Hydrochloride, Exalgo.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 9,786 people who reported to have side effects when taking Dilaudid are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
VomitingFebrile NeutropeniaDrug DependenceDrug DependenceDrug DependenceCerebrovascular AccidentIntolerance To HeatPain
Renal FailureVomitingPneumoniaConstipationDental CariesArthropathyVomitingNausea
DehydrationAbdominal PainCoeliac Artery Compression SyndromeCoeliac Artery Compression SyndromeAbscess OralHeadacheNausea And VomitingAnxiety
NauseaDyskinesiaAcute Respiratory Distress SyndromeAcute Respiratory Distress SyndromePersonality ChangeDrug IneffectiveNauseaBack Pain
SepsisPainHepatic NecrosisPneumoniaTooth LossDizzinessShort-term Memory LossDyspnoea
PainPneumoniaConstipationHepatic NecrosisNauseaSomnolenceVomiting
Abdominal PainHallucinationConfusional StateWithdrawal SyndromeGait DisturbanceMuscle OedemaOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
Unresponsive To StimuliNauseaBone PainDepressionGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseHaemoglobin DecreasedAnaemia
DiarrhoeaConfusional StateDiabetic KetoacidosisDrug AbuserExtradural AbscessSickle Cell Anaemia With CrisisAbdominal Pain
ArthralgiaPneumonia FungalDepressionNon-small Cell Lung Cancer MetastaticAnaemiaIschaemiaDiarrhoea

Most common side effects by gender * :

AnxietyBack Pain
Back PainAnxiety
Abdominal PainAsthenia

Most common side effects by age * :

Pyoderma GangrenosumSepsisNauseaPainPainPainPainPain
Suicidal IdeationRespiratory FailureVomitingNauseaNauseaNauseaNauseaNausea
Pelvic PainHypertensionCholelithiasisVomitingVomitingAnxietyVomitingAsthenia
Major DepressionPleural EffusionAbdominal Pain UpperAbdominal PainAbdominal PainBack PainDiarrhoeaAnxiety
HyperventilationPericardial EffusionAbdominal PainAnxietyAnxietyVomitingAnxietyDyspnoea
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusIschaemiaCholecystitis ChronicInjuryOedema PeripheralDyspnoeaPyrexiaBack Pain
Urinary Tract InfectionPulmonary Alveolar HaemorrhagePainDeep Vein ThrombosisPain In ExtremityDepressionBack PainAnaemia
Deep Vein ThrombosisRenal FailureEmotional DistressDyspnoeaPulmonary EmbolismDiarrhoeaFatigueVomiting
Catheter ThrombosisFusarium InfectionInflammatory Bowel DiseaseHeadacheDyspnoeaPyrexiaDyspnoeaFatigue
Weight IncreasedCardiac FailureBack PainPulmonary EmbolismBack PainAnaemiaOedema PeripheralFall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments for this study:

i got pancreastitis from taking this (4 years ago):

i was on dilaudid for over 1 yr for 11 screws and 4 metal plates installed improperly in neck at C -5-6-7 front and back. needless to sayi suffered from chronic pain. docs put me onthis shit lost 54 pounds in less than one year, was sh--tting rocks inspite of eating fiberone and stool softerns every day, wrecked my colon, and stomach and then got pancreatitis from this drug. stay the hell away from it
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    20+ ERCP/panc stents/sphincterotomies
    Numerous hospitalizations
    Cholecystectomy, appendectomy
    Total Pancretectomy with auto islet cell transplant/splenectomy
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    Small bowel obstruction surgery
    Prior GJ tube placement with feedings
    Prior TPN feedings
    Line sepsis from picc line
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    Picc line migrated into heart with thrombi at the tip-removed ASAP


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  • Episodes can last 36-48 hours with medications. Without the meds the episode must run its course which can be up the 30-45 days;


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  • Has COPD, CHF, pleural effusion, renal insufficiency, hypoxia, myeloproliferative disorder (without acute transformationn), malnutrition and pneumonia.


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