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How can I minimize the side effects of Dilaudid?

Closely following your doctor's instructions is the best way to minimize side effects while taking Dilaudid (hydromorphone). This drug is prescribed primarily for relieving moderate to severe pain. Some common side effects of Dilaudid include:
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness and light-headedness
  • nausea, vomiting, constipation and stomach pain
  • skin rash
  • difficulty urinating
Taking Dilaudid with a meal may help prevent nausea.

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