HYDROMORPHONE HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • itching

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • mood changes
  • low blood pressure
  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • excessive sweating
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • generalized weakness
  • feelings of dissatisfaction, sadness, and unease

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • slow heartbeat
  • a spasm of the larynx
  • a complete or partial collapse of the lung airways called atelectasis
  • decreased lung function
  • blocked bowels with decreased peristaltic movement
  • involuntary muscle movements
  • fast heartbeat

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • double vision
  • blurred vision
  • decreased pupil size
  • spasm of a bile duct tract
  • inducing of a relaxed easy state
  • fainting
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • difficulty sleeping
  • trouble breathing
  • nervousness

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • inadequate gonadotropin secretion causing hypogonadism
  • decreased function of the adrenal gland
  • deficiency of a substance that promotes masculinization
  • dehydration
  • water retention
  • suicidal thoughts
  • addiction to a drug
  • myoclonus, quick and involuntary muscle jerks
  • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
  • high blood pressure
  • extra heartbeats
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • significantly low blood pressure
  • bronchospasm
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • hives
  • hallucinations
  • seizures
  • sleep apnea
  • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
  • a skin rash
  • rapid deep breathing
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • decreased oxygen in the tissues or blood
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • high pressure within the skull
  • accidental falls
  • the stomach and intestines to move food at a slower pace

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • paranoia
  • abnormal sexual function
  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • agitation
  • an extreme sense of wellbeing called euphoria
  • aggressive behavior
  • a change in vision
  • dry eye
  • nystagmus, a condition with involuntary eye movements
  • ringing in the ears
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
  • the inability to have an erection
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • joint pain
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle stiffness
  • cramps
  • a long period of feeling drowsy or sleepy
  • chills
  • muscle tremors
  • taste impairment
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • numbness
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • weight loss
  • increased hunger
  • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
  • sneezing
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • difficulty swallowing
  • gas
  • burping
  • diarrhea
  • difficult or painful urination
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • abdominal bloating
  • exaggerated deep reflexes
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • low energy and weakness
  • intense abdominal pain
  • abnormal dreams
  • swelling inside the mouth
  • anxious feelings

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