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Dilaudid Cardiac Arrest Side Effects

Dilaudid Cardiac Arrest Side Effect Reports


The following Dilaudid Cardiac Arrest side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Dilaudid or it might take time to develop.



Accidental Overdose, Cardiac Arrest, Loss Of Consciousness, Fall, Upper Limb Fracture

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 57-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Dilaudid Tablet (dosage: NA), which was started on Nov 17, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Copaxone (Unk)
  • Valium /00017001/
When starting to take Dilaudid Tablet the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Accidental Overdose
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Fall
  • Upper Limb Fracture
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Dilaudid Tablet.
Hypoxia, Hyperhidrosis, Confusional State, Chest Pain, Respiratory Failure, Cardiac Arrest, Pulseless Electrical Activity

This Cardiac Arrest Dilaudid side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Jan 30, 2013. A male , 65 years of age, weighting 205.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dilaudid. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Hypoxia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Confusional State
  • Chest Pain
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Pulseless Electrical Activity
. Dilaudid dosage: Recent. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Morphine (Recent)
  • Citalopram
  • Omeprazole
  • Carvedilol
  • Digoxin
  • Lisinopril
  • Kcl
  • Lasix
The patient was hospitalized.
Cardiac Arrest

This is a Dilaudid side effect report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: procedural pain, who was treated with Dilaudid (dosage:Unk Unk, See Text, start time: Dec 19, 2011), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Cardiac Arrest side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cardiac Arrest
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dilaudid treatment in female patients suffering from procedural pain, resulting in Cardiac Arrest.

Cardiac Arrest

A patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: pain started Dilaudid treatment (dosage: 1 To 2 Tablets 4 Times A Day Po) on Jan 03, 2011. Soon after starting Dilaudid treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Cardiac Arrest
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Dilaudid side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest.
Cardiac Arrest, Dyspnoea, Lethargy, Tachycardia, Tonic Convulsion

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Dilaudid on Apr 03, 2009. Patient felt the following Dilaudid side effects: cardiac arrest, dyspnoea, lethargy, tachycardia, tonic convulsion Additional patient health information: male , 52 years of age, weighting 191.8 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Dilaudid dosage: 1 Mg X1 Iv. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ativan (1 Mg X1 Iv)
  • Nexium
  • Kayexalate
  • Lasix
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Digoxin
  • Aspirin
  • Temazepam
Cardiac Arrest, Dyspnoea, Lethargy, Tachycardia, Tonic Convulsion

This report suggests a potential Dilaudid Cardiac Arrest side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 52-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): abdominal pain,anxiety and used Dilaudid (dosage: 1mg X1 Iv) starting Jan 12, 2009. Soon after starting Dilaudid the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Dyspnoea
  • Lethargy
  • Tachycardia
  • Tonic Convulsion
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Ativan (1mg X1 Iv)
  • Nexium
  • Kayexalate
  • Lasix
  • Metoprolol
  • Digoxin
  • Aspirin
  • Temazepam
Although Dilaudid demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardiac Arrest, may still occur.
Cardiac Arrest, Substance Abuse

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 26, 2008 by a male taking Dilaudid (dosage: NA) . Location: CANADA , 27 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dilaudid side effects: cardiac arrest, substance abuse. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Cardiac Arrest, Pain, Respiratory Arrest

This Cardiac Arrest problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 47-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): postoperative analgesia.On Apr 04, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Dilaudid (dosage: Unk, Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Oxycontin (40 Mg, Single)
  • Ativan
  • Marcaine (Unk, Unk)
  • Demerol
  • Vicodin
When commencing Dilaudid, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Pain
  • Respiratory Arrest
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Arrhythmia, Asthenia, Cardiac Arrest, Cerebrovascular Accident, Collapse Of Lung

This is a Dilaudid Tablet side effect report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: back pain and was treated with Dilaudid Tablet (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2001. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aspirin
  • Prednisone Tab
  • Warfarin Sodium
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Asthenia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Collapse Of Lung
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Dilaudid Tablet could cause Cardiac Arrest and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Arteriosclerosis Coronary Artery, Cardiac Arrest, Dysarthria, Dyspnoea, Gait Disturbance, Hyperhidrosis, Muscle Spasms, Myoglobin Blood Increased, Skin Discolouration

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 05, 2008. A patient from UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, weighting 319.7 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dilaudid - Hp Injection. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dilaudid side effects: arteriosclerosis coronary artery, cardiac arrest, dysarthria, dyspnoea, gait disturbance, hyperhidrosis, muscle spasms, myoglobin blood increased, skin discolouration. Dilaudid - Hp Injection dosage: 48.382 Mg, See Text.
Associated medications used:
  • Gabapentin
  • Amitriptyline Hcl
  • Tizanidine Hcl
  • Bupivacaine
  • Clonidine
  • Glucophage
  • Altace
These side effects may potentially be related to Dilaudid - Hp Injection.
Cardiac Arrest, Cyanosis, Heart Rate Decreased, Tachycardia

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 37-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain,tooth abscess. The patient was prescribed Dilaudid (dosage: NA), which was started on Apr 14, 2006. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Dilaudid the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cyanosis
  • Heart Rate Decreased
  • Tachycardia
These side effects may potentially be related to Dilaudid.
Cardiac Arrest

This Cardiac Arrest Dilaudid side effect was reported by a pharmacist from on Jul 07, 2004. A Female , 27 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dilaudid. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Cardiac Arrest
. Dilaudid dosage: 1 Milligram/milliliters, 1 In 1 D, Intravenous. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Promethazine Hcl
  • Ondansetron Hydrochloride
  • Sevelamer Hydrochloride
  • Epoetin Alfa
  • Insulin
The patient was hospitalized.
Cardiac Arrest

This is a Dilaudid side effect report of a 75-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from , suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: pain, who was treated with Dilaudid (dosage:1 Milligram/milliliters, 2mg At Once, Then 1mg As Required, Intravenous, start time: Jun 25, 2004), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Cardiac Arrest side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cardiac Arrest
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dilaudid treatment in female patients suffering from pain, resulting in Cardiac Arrest.
Overdose, Cardiac Arrest, Brain Injury, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Cerebrovascular Accident, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Arthralgia

A 66-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: cancer pain started Dilaudid treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Dilaudid treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Overdose
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Brain Injury
  • Cardio-respiratory Arrest
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Arthralgia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amitriptyline
  • Welchol
  • Ultram
  • Protonix
  • Cymbalta
  • Neurontin
  • Lisinopril
  • Norvasc
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Dilaudid side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest.

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Dilaudid Cardiac Arrest Causes and Reviews


The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rhythm of the heartbeat. Problems can cause abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. There are many types of arrhythmia. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or it can stop beating. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart develops an arrhythmia that causes it to stop beating. This is different than a heart attack, where the heart usually continues to beat but blood flow to the heart is blocked.

There are many possible causes of SCA. They include coronary heart disease, physical stress, and some inherited disorders. Sometimes there is no known cause for the SCA.

Without medical attention, the person will die within a few minutes. People are less likely to die if they have early defibrillation. Defibrillation sends an electric shock to restore the heart rhythm to normal. You should give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a person having SCA until defibrillation can be done.

If you have had an SCA, an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) reduces the chance of dying from a second SCA.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Dilaudid Cardiac Arrest Reviews

Wed, 10 Feb 2010
I have an interthecal pain pump that gives me 10 mg of Dilaudid every 24 hours contstant. I have severe swelling and edema of the lower legs and feet. Is this a normal side effect of this medication? My medication was recently changed from Morphine to Dilaudid, but the swelling didn't start until about 4 weeks after the change. I have had an ultrasound to rule out blood clots in my legs and those tests came back normal. Please help. Thanks.
Mon, 31 May 2010
On two separate occasions my side effects included; Horrible angry and or frustrating dreams that I felt trapped in for long periods of time, but when I was able to pull myself out of the dream only 4-5 minutes would have passed. I would fall instantly back to sleep and the whole cycle would start over again. While in the dream state I wanted to talk, to ask for help or scream for help yet for some reason my mouth would not open, and not a sound would come out. At other times, especially while in the ER I feel anxious and really frightened about some thing that is happening to and around me. I hear conversations going on about me and my condition and I want to speak up before they do something bad to me. I feel like I am telling all of them but no one hears me. My eyes are closed and they think I am asleep, but I am talking to them and they are talking amongst each other. It is like something out of the twlight zone. I have asked my husband afterwords if I was saying anything and he says no. These dream states continue for as long as the Delaudid is in my system, could just be 6-8 hours or could be for days at a time. I wonder if other people have experienced these terrors.
Sat, 17 Jul 2010
Seven months after a diagnosis of terminal stage 4 lung cancer, hydromorphone (Dilaudid) is the only drug that alleviates the pain. Absolutely zero side effects.
Tue, 17 Aug 2010
I am taking 16 and more Dilaudid number 8 mg for cellulits and am still in pain it requires 5 8s just to get out of bed the drug only works for a period of two hours and thats taking two every two hours. Iam more afraid of the pain than i am of any side effects. I had a resection of the lower bowl for cancer a couple of years ago and was only given 4mg every 4 hours. I do not get nausious I do get drowsy for a short while
Tue, 21 Sep 2010
i was treated in er for pain with 2 stacked doses of Dilaudid equals 3 mg. given with zofran for nausea. i stopped breathing. they gave me narcan and came out of it, but i had severe trembling legs and extremities with severe hyperventilation. it's been a month and i still am having leg weakness, involuntary muscle twitching and feel extremely weak (besides being 3 weeks post op). did the narcan or Dilaudid do something to me or set off a reaction that may lead to other problems (ex like MS or something?)
Sun, 14 Nov 2010
It took away the pain. Left me with depression, constipation, and loss of apetitie. Id take it for pain mgmt again, cause i hate pain. But don't want to ever have to take it again.
Sun, 05 Dec 2010
hi laja- i had the exact same experience recently, but worse. i'd love to speak to you further to compare symptoms and what the doctor's are saying. let me know if you have any updates, and i hope you feel better!
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