Dilaudid an Addictive Opioid Pain Medication

Dilaudid an Addictive Opioid Pain Medication

Dilaudid, a powerful potent opioid (also referred to as a narcotic) is used to treat moderate to severe ongoing pain. Dilaudid like other prescription opioid pain medications is habit-forming and even at a prescribed dose can lead to dependence.

The generic version of Dilaudid is called Hydromorphone.

Dilaudid Use Side Effects

Below are a list of common side effects of Dilaudid and generic versions of Dilaudid. These undesirable side effects most often are short term but medications do affect people differently.

  • Dry Mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Sleep Issues (such as Insomnia or Strange Dreams)
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing of the Skin (such as Warmth, Tingling, Itching or Redness)
  • Headache
  • Stomach Issues (such as Nausea, Vomiting or Pain)
  • Vision Issues (such as Blurred or Double Vision)
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Sweating
  • Painful Muscles, Back or Joints
  • Reduced Anxiety
  • Relaxation
  • Euphoria
  • Dilaudid High

Unfortunately the high and euphoria side effects of Dilaudid and other prescription narcotics are some of the reasons people begin misusing opiate painkillers.

Dilaudid Abuse Side Effects

Misuse and abuse of Dilaudid can have numerous harmful health related consequences. As with all addictive opiates, Dilaudid abuse side effects can vary because people react to potent pain medications differently. The side effects include:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Pinpoint Pupils
  • Mood Swings (Euphoric Highs and Extreme Depression Lows)
  • Nodding Off
  • Severe Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Severe Constipation
  • Stomach Issues (such as Pain, Nausea or Vomiting)
  • Slowed Breathing Issues
  • Dependence
  • Addiction
  • Heavy Sweating
  • Painful Muscles, Back, Joints, Severe Cramping of the Body or Muscle Spasms
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Shakiness
  • Tremors
  • Cold Sweats and Chills
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Seizures
  • Loss of Consciousness

Dilaudid Overdose Symptoms

A life threatening Dilaudid overdose can occur when too much (an excessive amount) medication is taken. This includes taking Dilaudid with alcohol or when Dilaudid is mixed with certain medications or illicit drugs. These symptoms include:

  • Very Noticeable Pinpoint Pupils
  • Skin Issues (Cold and Clammy)
  • Bluish (Lips, Fingernails, Toenails)
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Slow Heart Rate
  • Extreme Fatigue and Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness
  • Fainting
  • Extreme Sleepiness
  • Severe Muscle Weakness
  • Mental Confusion
  • Lightheadedness
  • Twitching Muscles
  • Stomach and Intestine Spasms
  • Weaken Pulse
  • Slowed, Labored or Shallow Breathing
  • Breathing Stops
  • Slowed or Stopped Heart Beat
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Coma
  • Possible Death

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