Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Overdose
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- 1. Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Overdose Amount, Signs & Treatment
- 2. Symptoms of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Overdose
- 3. Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Overdose Signs
- 4. How Much Hydromorphone Hydrochloride to Overdose?
- 5. Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Overdose Treatment
- 6. How is Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Overdose Treatment?
- 7. Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Overdose Statistics
Signs of hydromorphone hydrochloride overdose also include a decreased level of consciousness and pinpointed pupils. Pupils will remain constricted even in complete darkness.
Common side effects of hydromorphone hydrochloride use include constipation, drowsiness, mental clouding, cough suppression, analgesia, mood fluctuations, nausea, vomiting, euphoria or dysphoria, increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure, and increased biliary pressure.
In the event of an overdose, medical staff will administer naloxone. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist. Opioid antagonists rapidly reverse the effects of hydromorphone hydrochloride by breaking its bond with opioid receptors in the brain. Other life-saving procedures will be administered as needed, with the priority being to secure the patient’s airway and assure adequate ventilation.
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Hydromorphone is between five and eight times more potent than morphine, from which it’s derived. Muscle relaxants, benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants, barbiturates, and street drugs like PCP and ketamine should also be avoided.
Extensive steps are being taken to identify drug-seeking behavior in patients admitted to the emergency room. Healthcare providers screen to identify patients with a history of substance misuse. These include physical examinations to look for evidence of injection sites. Prescription monitoring programs are in place to allow physicians to look up a patient’s history of controlled substance prescriptions.
The administration of naloxone can bring on immediate and severe post-acute withdrawal symptoms. Naltrexone is a longer-acting type of opioid antagonist that is also used in the treatment of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. Life-saving procedures such as assisted ventilation, oxygen therapy, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may also be necessary if the patient’s vitals begin to crash.
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Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Overdose Statistics
Like most opioids, Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Overdose has increased in recent years. Opioids killed more than 42,000 people in 2016. What is surprising is almost half (40%) of all overdose deaths involve some kind of prescription opioid like Hydromorphone Hydrochloride.