Side effects of Hydromorphone that cannot be ignored

Narcotic or opioid medications always come with a lot of side effects that range from mild to severe. You cannot ignore even mild side effects that continue to exist for a long time. You should immediately call your health care provider if you notice any unusual side effects that bother you. This article will illustrate side effects of Hydromorphone that cannot be ignored and need immediate medical attention

Major – Less Common side effects

In case you notice the below given side effects,, call your medical help immediately.

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • behavioral changes
  • chest discomfort or pain
  • mental or mood changes
  • fainting, dizziness or lightheadedness
  • convulsions
  • decreased urination
  • irregular, pounding, fast pulse or heartbeat
  • stiff neck
  • breathing problems
  • irregular or slow heartbeat
  • rapid breathing
  • severe stomach burning, cramping or pain
  • sunken eyes
  • suicidal thoughts
  • unusual tiredness
  • wrinkled skin
  • severe and continuous vomiting

Occurrence not known

  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • cough
  • clammy or cold skin
  • bluish skin or lips
  • change in vision to see colors like yellow and blue the most
  • heart stops
  • decreased urination
  • weak or fast pulse
  • noisy breathing
  • painful urination
  • not breathing
  • appetite loss
  • sweating
  • unconscious
  • sleeping problems
  • chest tightness
  • no pulse or no BP
  • shallow, slow, fast or irregular breathing

Get emergency medical help in case you notice any of these symptoms of overdose

Overdose symptoms

  • no muscle movement or muscle tone
  • increased eyes sensitivity to light
  • unusual drowsiness or sleepiness
  • decreased responsiveness or awareness


Minor side effects

Some of the Hydromorphone side effects that need no medical attention are some minor side effects which go away with time as your body gets used to the medicine.  You can speak to your physician to know how to prevent or reduce these minor side effects. If you notice any of the minor side effects continue to exist for a long time, then call your doctor immediately.

More Common

  • nausea
  • problems with moving
  • joint pain
  • muscle stiffness or pain
  • troublesome bowel movement

Less Common

  • belching
  • diarrhea
  • sour or acid stomach
  • discouragement
  • back pain
  • muscles spasms
  • irritability
  • pain in legs and arms
  • trouble concentrating
  • unusual weight loss or weight gain
  • tingling of feet and hands
  • stomach pain, upset or discomfort
  • indigestion
  • heartburn
  • loss of pleasure or interest
  • feeling empty or sad
  • bloating feet, legs, arms or face
  • irritability

Some rare side effects are

  • double vision
  • being forgetful
  • clumsiness
  • crying
  • full feeling
  • extra heartbeats
  • hearing loss
  • increased appetite
  • muscles aches
  • passing gas
  • shivering
  • week pulse

In case you notice any symptoms that are unusual, it is always better to speak to your doctor and your doctor can advice you how to prevent or treat the side effects safely.

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