Do age or gender affect Exalgo?

People over 65 who take Exalgo (hydromorphone) typically experience more side effects from this powerful pain relief medication than younger people. In one study, for example, older people were 5% more likely to experience constipation and nausea from taking Exalgo. If you're over 65, your doctor will likely prescribe the lowest possible dose of Exalgo to try to prevent you from developing side effects.

Side effects from Exalgo also are more common in women than in men. Women are 5% more likely to experience vomiting, nausea, constipation and drowsiness while taking this drug.

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