Review: could Dilaudid cause Hallucination (Hallucinations)?
Summary: Hallucination is found among people who take Dilaudid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Pain.
We study 9,788 people who have side effects while taking Dilaudid from FDA and social media. Among them, 131 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.
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Dilaudid has active ingredients of hydromorphone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 10,266 Dilaudid users)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, quit smoking, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 30,196 Hallucination patients)
On Feb, 12, 2015: 9,788 people reported to have side effects when taking Dilaudid. Among them, 141 people (1.44%) have Hallucination.
Time on Dilaudid when people have Hallucination * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Dilaudid * :
Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Dilaudid * :
Severity of Hallucination when taking Dilaudid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Hallucination ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (33 people, 23.40%)
- Depression (24 people, 17.02%)
- Nausea (19 people, 13.48%)
- Multiple myeloma (19 people, 13.48%)
- Osteopenia (16 people, 11.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ativan (49 people, 34.75%)
- Vicodin (34 people, 24.11%)
- Zometa (32 people, 22.70%)
- Albuterol (31 people, 21.99%)
- Neurontin (31 people, 21.99%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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My husband is taken Dilaudid while in the hospital & I have repeatedly told the doctor that they have given him too much. He gets restless, irritated, impatient, see things that are not there, etc. He wants to argue with me, says things that make no sense, then gets angry when I don't understand what he wants, etc.
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