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What are the side effects of Exalgo?

It is common to experience side effects from Exalgo (hydromorphone extended release), such as nausea, constipation, dizziness, tiredness or blood pressure changes. Severe side effects that require immediate attention occur in the form of:

  • breathing problems
  • extreme drowsiness
  • stomach problems
  • dizziness
  • confusion
  • drastic mood changes
  • urinary problems
  • severe drop in blood pressure

Additionally, do not stop taking Exalgo suddenly without talking to a doctor. You must be weaned off the drug slowly in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms, such as:

  • stomach discomfort (nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea)
  • weakness
  • agitation
  • change in breath or blood pressure
  • aches
  • heart rate changes
  • changes in sleep patterns
  • runny nose
  • tearing and pupil dilation
  • chills

If any of these side effects is persistent, contact your doctor immediately. An allergic reaction may result in swelling, rash, hives or breathing difficulties. Get immediate medical attention if you suspect an allergic reaction.

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