Dilaudid Overdose Side Effect Reports
The following Dilaudid Overdose side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Overdose, 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.
|Overdose, Lip Discolouration, Nail Discolouration, Loss Of Consciousness, Convulsion, Vomiting, Malaise|
This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 26-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: intervertebral disc protrusion,endometriosis. The patient was prescribed Dilaudid Tablet (dosage: 2 Mg, Daily), which was started on 201312. Concurrently used drugs:
|Overdose, Respiratory Rate Decreased, Cyanosis, Drooling, Hot Flush, Fatigue, Somnolence, Miosis|
This Overdose Dilaudid Injection side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Jan 16, 2014. A Female , 37 years of age, was treated with Dilaudid Injection. The patient presented the following health conditions:
This is a Dilaudid Tablet side effect report of a 25-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Dilaudid Tablet (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
|Overdose, Sepsis, Seizure Like Phenomena, Respiratory Arrest, Dysarthria, Eye Movement Disorder, Anxiety, Sedation|
A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: surgery,pain started Dilaudid Injection treatment (dosage: 0.5 Mg, Unk) on Oct 23, 2013. Soon after starting Dilaudid Injection treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Overdose, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse|
A female patient from US was prescribed and started Dilaudid Tablet on Oct 02, 2013. Patient felt the following Dilaudid side effects: overdose, multiple sclerosis relapse Additional patient health information: Female , 58 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Dilaudid Tablet dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
This report suggests a potential Dilaudid Tablet Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 31-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): pain,factor viii deficiency and used Dilaudid Tablet (dosage: 4 Mg, Q3h) starting 2010. Soon after starting Dilaudid Tablet the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Overdose, Substance Abuse|
An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Sep 20, 2013 by a Female taking Dilaudid Tablet (dosage: NA) . Location: US , 23 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dilaudid side effects: overdose, substance abuse. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
This Overdose problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 21-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Dilaudid Tablet (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
|Overdose, Pulse Absent|
This is a Dilaudid Injection side effect report of a 43-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: pain and was treated with Dilaudid Injection (dosage: 2 Mg, Thrice) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
|Overdose, Coma, Unresponsive To Stimuli|
This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 16, 2013. A female patient from US , 48 years of age, was diagnosed with
Associated medications used:
|Overdose, Substance Abuse, Jaundice, Oedema Peripheral, Liver Injury, Infection, Mobility Decreased, Euphoric Mood|
This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA. A 19-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Dilaudid (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
|Overdose, Cellulitis, Fall, Local Swelling, Wound, Confusional State, Pain In Extremity|
This Overdose Dilaudid Tablet side effect was reported by a physician from AU on Jun 07, 2013. A male , 59 years of age, weighting 284.4 lb, was diagnosed with
|Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Overdose, Respiratory Depression|
This is a Dilaudid Injection side effect report of a 55-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: anaesthesia,multiple sclerosis,pain,blood cholesterol,osteoporosis prophylaxis,hypertension, who was treated with Dilaudid Injection (dosage:44 Mcg, Unk, start time: 201206), combined with:
|Coma, Withdrawal Syndrome, Overdose|
A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: pain started Dilaudid treatment (dosage: Unk) on Oct 03, 2005. Soon after starting Dilaudid treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Dilaudid on Feb 29, 2012. After Dilaudid was administered, patient encountered several Dilaudid side effects: overdose Additional patient health information: Female , 56 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Dilaudid dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
|Nasopharyngitis, Incorrect Dose Administered, Dyspnoea, Overdose, Brain Injury|
This report suggests a potential Dilaudid-hp Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 36-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): pain and used Dilaudid-hp (dosage: 16 Mg, Single) starting May 01, 2008. Soon after starting Dilaudid-hp the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Overdose, Nervous System Disorder, Respiratory Arrest|
An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Mar 11, 2011 by a male taking Dilaudid-hp (dosage: 2 Mg, Tid) was diagnosed with
|Accidental Exposure, Foaming At Mouth, Overdose|
This Overdose problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Dilaudid (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Dilaudid, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
|Dysuria, Flank Pain, Lithotripsy, Nephrolithiasis, Nephrostomy Tube Placement, Overdose, Respiratory Arrest|
This is a Dilaudid side effect report of a 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CANADA. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Dilaudid (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
|Fall, Mental Status Changes, Overdose, Urinary Tract Infection|
This Overdose side effect was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES on Mar 19, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, weighting 75.00 lb, was diagnosed with
Multiple prescriptions taken:
Dilaudid Overdose Causes and Reviews
What are opioids?
Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid.
A health care provider may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had a major injury or surgery. You may get them if you have severe pain from health conditions like cancer. Some health care providers prescribe them for chronic pain.
Prescription opioids used for pain relief are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by your health care provider. However, people who take opioids are at risk for opioid dependence and addiction, as well as an Overdose. These risks increase when opioids are misused. Misuse means you are not taking the medicines according to your provider's instructions, you are using them to get high, or you are taking someone else's opioids.What is an opioid Overdose?
Opioids affect the part of the brain that regulates breathing. When people take high doses of opioids, it can lead to an Overdose, with the slowing or stopping of breathing and sometimes death.What causes an opioid Overdose?
An opioid Overdose can happen for a variety of reasons, including if you
- Take an opioid to get high
- Take an extra dose of a prescription opioid or take it too often (either accidentally or on purpose)
- Mix an opioid with other medicines, illegal drugs, or alcohol. An Overdose can be fatal when mixing an opioid and certain anxiety treatment medicines, such as Xanax or Valium.
- Take an opioid medicine that was prescribed for someone else. Children are especially at risk of an accidental Overdose if they take medicine not intended for them.
There is also a risk of Overdose if you are getting medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is a treatment for opioid abuse and addiction. Many of the medicines used for MAT are controlled substances that can be misused.Who is at risk for an opioid Overdose?
Anyone who takes an opioid can be at risk of an Overdose, but you are at higher risk if you
- Take illegal opioids
- Take more opioid medicine than you are prescribed
- Combine opioids with other medicines and/or alcohol
- Have certain medical conditions, such as sleep apnea, or reduced kidney or liver function
- Are over 65 years old
The signs of an opioid Overdose include
- The person's face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch
- Their body goes limp
- Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
- They start vomiting or making gurgling noises
- They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak
- Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops
If you think someone is having an opioid Overdose,
- Call 9-1-1 immediately
- Administer naloxone, if it is available. Naloxone is a safe medication that can quickly stop an opioid Overdose. It can be injected into the muscle or sprayed into the nose to rapidly block the effects of the opioid on the body.
- Try to keep the person awake and breathing
- Lay the person on their side to prevent choking
- Stay with the person until emergency workers arrive
There are steps you can take to help prevent an Overdose:
- Take your medicine exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Do not take more medicine at once or take medicine more often than you are supposed to.
- Never mix pain medicines with alcohol, sleeping pills, or illegal substances
- Store medicine safely where children or pets can't reach it. Consider using a medicine lockbox. Besides keeping children safe, it also prevents someone who lives with you or visits your house from stealing your medicines.
- Dispose of unused medicine promptly
If you take an opioid, it is also important to teach your family and friends how to respond to an Overdose. If you are at high risk for an Overdose, ask your health care provider about whether you need a prescription for naloxone.
Dilaudid Overdose 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!|