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Dilaudid Side Effects

Dilaudid is an analgesic narcotic with an addiction liability similar to that of morphine. It is apparent within 15 minutes and remains in effect for more than 5 hours. Dilaudid is approximately 8 times more potent on a milligram basis than morphine. Often called "drug store heroin" on the streets. Dilaudid inhibits ascending pain pathways in Central Nervous System. It also increases the pain threshold and alters pain perception. Dilaudid is a very addictive narcotic. Individuals can form an addiction to Dilaudid within days. Dilaudid's side effects very in intensity from person to person and are not usually life threating.

Dilaudid side effects include but are not limited to:

  • anxiety
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • fear
  • impairment of mental and physical performance
  • inability to urinate
  • mental clouding
  • mood changes
  • nausea
  • restlessness
  • sedation
  • sluggishness
  • troubled and slowed breathing
  • vomiting

Less common side effects of Dilaudid include:

Agitation, blurred vision, chills, cramps, diarrhea, difficulty urinating, disorientation, double vision, dry mouth, exaggerated feelings of depression or well-being, failure of breathing or heartbeat, faintness/fainting, flushing, hallucinations, headache, increased pressure in the head, insomnia, involuntary eye movements, itching, light-headedness, loss of appetite, low or high blood pressure, muscle rigidity or tremor, muscle spasms of the throat or air passages, palpitations, rashes, shock, slow or rapid heartbeat, small pupils, sudden dizziness on standing, sweating, taste changes, tingling and/or numbness, tremor, uncoordinated muscle movements, visual disturbances and weakness.

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