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What are side effects of delaudid pills given for pain relief?

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My wife, XXXXXXX 81 years old, is in a rehab facility for back pain. They are delaudid pills for the principal pain relief. What should I watch for?
Posted Tue, 18 Feb 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 10 hours later
Brief Answer: rational use of the opioid add local spray Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to healthcare Magic! I am sorry to learn the problem of your wife. Hydromorphone is an opioid analgesic, a derivative of morphine and 7 times more potent painkiller. It is given 4 to 6 hourly. I can cause allergic reaction during first few doses. It is a good drug but may cause respiratory depression, constipation, obtundation and falls. On long term it may cause drug dependence and drug abuse. I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you. Take Care!
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