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Dilaudid Insomnia Side Effects

Dilaudid Insomnia Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Insomnia, 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.



Pruritus, Insomnia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 48-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain. The patient was prescribed Dilaudid Tablet (dosage: 8 Mg, Q12h), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Valium /00017001/ (Unk)
When starting to take Dilaudid Tablet the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Pruritus
  • Insomnia
These side effects may potentially be related to Dilaudid Tablet.
Knee Arthroplasty, Abdominal Operation, Surgery, Insomnia, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea

This Insomnia Dilaudid Tablet side effect was reported by a physician from US on May 14, 2013. A male , 65 years of age, was treated with Dilaudid Tablet. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Abdominal Operation
  • Surgery
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Diarrhoea
. Dilaudid Tablet dosage: 2 Mg, Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Back Pain, Cervical Spinal Stenosis, Depression, Insomnia, Asthenia, Nausea, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Therapeutic Response Decreased

This is a Dilaudid side effect report of a 72-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Dilaudid (dosage:NA, start time: Aug 17, 2008), combined with:
  • Hydromorphone Hcl
  • Cymbalta
  • Lisinopril
  • Prevacid
  • Serevent
  • Metoclopramide Hydrochloride (10 Mg;)
  • Qvar 40
  • Vitamin B-12
, and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Asthenia
  • Nausea
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Therapeutic Response Decreased
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 NA, resulting in Insomnia.

Breakthrough Pain, Insomnia, Memory Impairment, Burning Sensation, Lymphoma, Herpes Zoster, Cardiac Disorder, Incorrect Dose Administered

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: breakthrough pain,bone pain started Dilaudid treatment (dosage: NA) on Aug 01, 2009. Soon after starting Dilaudid treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Breakthrough Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Memory Impairment
  • Burning Sensation
  • Lymphoma
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Cardiac Disorder
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fentanyl-100
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Dilaudid side effects, such as Insomnia.
No Adverse Event, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Insomnia

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Dilaudid on Mar 04, 2011. Patient felt the following Dilaudid side effects: no adverse event, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use, insomnia Additional patient health information: Female , 30 years of age, weighting 250.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Dilaudid dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gabapentin
  • Clonazepam
  • Seroquel
  • Methadone Hcl
  • Flexeril
Mental Disorder, Weight Increased, Fatigue, Eye Movement Disorder, Schizophrenia, Myocardial Infarction, Insomnia, Tachycardia, Malaise

This report suggests a potential Dilaudid Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): pain and used Dilaudid (dosage: 84 Mg, As Needed) starting NS. Soon after starting Dilaudid the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Mental Disorder
  • Weight Increased
  • Fatigue
  • Eye Movement Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Insomnia
  • Tachycardia
  • Malaise
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Diazepam (410 Mg, 4x/day)
  • Hydrocodone (Unk)
  • Diazepam (Dose Doubled)
  • Valium (80 Mg, Unk)
  • Xanax (Unk)
  • Xanax (1 Mg, 5x/day)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Dilaudid demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Headache, Listless, Crying, Nausea, Tremor, Personality Change, Depression, Insomnia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Feb 07, 2011 by a Female taking Dilaudid (dosage: 1 Mg, Every 4 Hrs) . Location: CANADA , 47 years of age, weighting 115.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dilaudid side effects: headache, listless, crying, nausea, tremor, personality change, depression, insomnia. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Tylenol Extra-strength (Unk)
  • Tiazac (240 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Champix (Unk)
  • Mavik (2mg, 2 Tablets In The Morning)
  • Pms-mirtazapine (15 Mg, Unk)
  • Apo-zopiclone (7.5mg Tablet In Half (3.75) Mg, Daily At Bedtime)
  • Apo-naproxen (300 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Pms-hydrochlor (12.5 Mg, 1x/day In The Morning With Mavik)
Apnoea, Burning Sensation, Coma, Deafness, Dizziness, Insomnia, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Unevaluable Event

This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 50-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Apr 08, 1999 a consumer started treatment with Dilaudid (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Lyrica (75 Mg, Daily)
  • Avonex (Unk)
  • Valium (Unk)
  • Skelaxin (Unk)
  • Flexeril
  • Percocet
  • Vicodin (Unk)
When commencing Dilaudid, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Apnoea
  • Burning Sensation
  • Coma
  • Deafness
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Protrusion
  • Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
  • Unevaluable Event
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cystitis, Decreased Appetite, Haematocrit Decreased, Insomnia, Lymphopenia, Opportunistic Infection, Proteinuria, Stomatitis, Weight Decreased

This is a Dilaudid side effect report of a 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Dilaudid (dosage: NA) starting Apr 14, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Velcade (1.3 Mcg/m2, Unk)
  • Rituximab (375 Mcg/m2, Unk)
  • Cyclophosphamide (30 Mcg/m2, Unk)
  • Doxorubicin Hcl (25 Mg/m2, Unk)
  • Vincristine (1 Mg, Unk)
  • Dexamethasone (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Neulasta (6 Mg, Unk)
  • Acyclovir
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Cystitis
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Haematocrit Decreased
  • Insomnia
  • Lymphopenia
  • Opportunistic Infection
  • Proteinuria
  • Stomatitis
  • Weight Decreased
This opens a possibility that Dilaudid could cause Insomnia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Inadequate Analgesia, Insomnia, Product Quality Issue

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 11, 2009. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 225.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dilaudid. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dilaudid side effects: inadequate analgesia, insomnia, product quality issue. Dilaudid dosage: 4 Mg Prn Severe Pain Oral. These side effects may potentially be related to Dilaudid.
Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Flat Affect, Hypoxia, Insomnia, Lethargy, Somnolence, Vomiting

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain management. The patient was prescribed Dilaudid (dosage: 1ml/hr 1ml/hr It), which was started on Sep 11, 2007. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fentanyl (25mcg Every 3 Days Transdermal)
  • Bupivacaine Hcl
When starting to take Dilaudid the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Flat Affect
  • Hypoxia
  • Insomnia
  • Lethargy
  • Somnolence
  • Vomiting
These side effects may potentially be related to Dilaudid.

DISCLAIMER: ALL DATA PROVIDED AS-IS, refer to terms of use for additional information.

Dilaudid Insomnia Causes and Reviews


What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

What are the types of Insomnia?

Insomnia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing). Acute Insomnia is common. Common causes include stress at work, family pressures, or a traumatic event. It usually lasts for days or weeks.

Chronic Insomnia lasts for a month or longer. Most cases of chronic Insomnia are secondary. This means they are the symptom or side effect of some other problem, such as certain medical conditions, medicines, and other sleep disorders. Substances such as caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can also be a cause.

Sometimes chronic Insomnia is the primary problem. This means that it is not caused by something else. Its cause is not well understood, but long-lasting stress, emotional upset, travel and shift work can be factors. Primary Insomnia usually lasts more than one month.

Who is at risk for Insomnia?

Insomnia is common. It affects women more often than men. You can get it at any age, but older adults are more likely to have it. You are also at higher risk of Insomnia if you

  • Have a lot of stress
  • Are depressed or have other emotional distress, such as divorce or death of a spouse
  • Have a lower income
  • Work at night or have frequent major shifts in your work hours
  • Travel long distances with time changes
  • Have an inactive lifestyle
  • Are African American; research shows that African Americans take longer to fall asleep, don't sleep as well, and have more sleep-related breathing problems than whites.
What are the symptoms of Insomnia?

Symptoms of Insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early
What other problems can Insomnia cause?

Insomnia can cause daytime sleepiness and a lack of energy. It also can make you feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. You may have trouble focusing on tasks, paying attention, learning, and remembering. Insomnia also can cause other serious problems. For example, it could make you may feel drowsy while driving. This could cause you get into a car accident.

How is Insomnia diagnosed?

To diagnose Insomnia, your health care provider

  • Takes your medical history
  • Asks for your sleep history. Your provider will ask you for details about your sleep habits.
  • Does a physical exam, to rule out other medical problems that might cause Insomnia
  • May recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems.
What are the treatments for Insomnia?

Treatments include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medicines:

  • Lifestyle changes, including good sleep habits, often help relieve acute (short-term) Insomnia. These changes might make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • A type of counseling called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve the anxiety linked to chronic (ongoing) Insomnia
  • Several medicines also can help relieve your Insomnia and allow you to re-establish a regular sleep schedule

If your Insomnia is the symptom or side effect of another problem, it's important to treat that problem (if possible).

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Dilaudid Insomnia 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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