Advertisement

What are the side effects of hydromorphone?

Common side effects of hydromorphone include: abdominal pain, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, rash, difficulty urinating, fear, anxiety, impaired physical or mental performance, inability to urinate, fuzzy thinking, mood changes, sluggishness, restlessness or slowed or difficult breathing. Other side effects of hydromorphone can be more serious. Call your doctor right away if you experience fainting or slow breathing, since these can be signs of serious respiratory complications. Also seek immediate care if you have an allergic reaction and develop a rash or hives. Call 911 for signs of an allergic reaction: swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat or difficulty breathing. 

Continue Learning about Opiate Agonists

How do you treat constipation and other side effects of taking opioids?
Devi E. Nampiaparampil, MDDevi E. Nampiaparampil, MD
Your doctor may prescribe a stool softener along with an opioid to prevent constipation. Other commo...
More Answers
How does opioid medication treat short-term pain?
Travis M. Hendry, MDTravis M. Hendry, MD
Pain medication helps control pain so you can sleep, move, and heal. One type of prescription pa...
More Answers
What are the risks of using opioid pain medication?
Devi E. Nampiaparampil, MDDevi E. Nampiaparampil, MD
The main effects and risks of using opioids include nausea and constipation, accidental overdose, an...
More Answers
What should I avoid doing while on opioid medication for chronic pain?
Travis M. Hendry, MDTravis M. Hendry, MD
Take opioid pain medication (strong medications that affect the way your brain handles pain sign...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.