Hydromorphine Addiciton Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Hydromorphine Addiciton Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Because Hydromorphine is such a strong pain relief medication, the withdrawal symptoms of someone who has become dependent on it are quite intense. The longer the person has been taking the drug, the worse their symptoms are going to be.

In most individuals who quit using Hydromorphine, they will experience flu-like symptoms such as sweating and chills, nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness and lightheadedness, confusion, muscle cramping, diarrhea, shaking and trembling, and insomnia.

These withdrawal symptoms can last between a few days and two weeks depending on what dose they were taking of the drug before they quit using it. For individuals who have been taking Hydromorphine in fairly small doses for a short period of time before they quit using it, will experience many of these withdrawal symptoms but won’t be as severe; such as mild headaches, some muscle cramping and possible nausea for a few days.

Quitting use of Hydromorphine won’t be an easy process both because of the dependency and addiction to the drug as well as the often severe withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting. This is why counseling and professional help with overcoming the addiction is recommended as treatment, in order for optimum success.

Drug rehab centers can provide everything a patient will need in order to quit using the drug, deal with the 1-2 weeks of withdrawal, go to counseling sessions and attend support groups with other individuals dealing with this addiction and other prescription medication addictions. Drug rehab centers have shown a high success rate with helping patients to overcome their addiction and remain free from relapsing.

Post Discussion

  1. There are no comments for this post yet. Use the form below to be the first!

Leave a comment


To protect the integrity of our site all comments are reviewed prior to being shown, we apologize for the small delay, but this brings a better experience for our readers. SPAM & rude comments are not tolerated. Using the 'Connect with Facebook' option will get your comment up faster!

Contact A Substance Abuse Counselor

We help people take the first steps toward getting help for their drug and alcohol usage and having drug-free lifestyles. To contact an alcohol/drug abuse counselor, please call 1-800-591-6474(Info iconWho Answers?).

Socialize with us
Close Icon

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by a licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on AddictionSearch.com.

All calls are private and confidential.