Exalgo

Last Update May 25, 2016
Exalgo is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Uses: Exalgo is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Read More
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Positive 84 "When my doctor suggested Exalgo, I agreed to try it. Once my insurance authorized it, I got the prescription filled. ...I had to take 2 mg Dilaudid every 4-8 hours for a few days while the Exalgo build... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 70 "He agreed with my PCP that Exalgo would be a better LA med because it would help control my chronic cough from lupus pneumonitis. ...He also wrote for Dilaudid 4mg 3x a day for breakthrough. ...So I go back... "Read more negative discussions
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| captclap
5 backsurgeries 2 16' rods back there. a hip replacement
Rob
February 17, 2014
Exalgo is very strong but it takes a few days to get up to full strength in the body. I take 2 oxycodone 10mg every 4 hours but after being prescribed exalgo 16mg I just take one in the morning and I'm good all day. Only need the oxy when break through pain gets tough.
Rob
February 17, 2014
16' rods??? wow, you must be an avatar creature to have 16 foot rods in your spine.

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Exalgo Side Effects
| JenniferNY
Why does only rxlist.com list these serious side effects and tell you to contact your doctor immediately if you have them????
EXALGO

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
• weak or shallow breathing;
• pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
• wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing;
• seizure (convulsions);
• confusion, severe weakness or drowsiness; or
• feeling like you might pass out.

I have had chest tightness, confusion, severe weakness, and feeling like you might pass out.
I have had them for 6 months. I told my doctor and ended up at the ER TWICE from them. Never once did they tell me it was the Exalgo!! Worse, only one place on the internet that I have been able to find even lists this warning!!!!!!!!
I was previously on 300mg of Kadian and did well. I took Exalgo for 18 months, my highest doe was 96mg for just over a year.
I am sorry I ever started taking Exalgo, and after being off it for 3 weeks now the symptoms are still here. I am afraid that it has caused permanent damage!!
If you take Exalgo, please be very careful!!!!!!

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Facts about Exalgo

Alcohol warning on Exalgo
There may be a negative interaction between Exalgo and alcohol.
How do I obtain Exalgo?
Prescription in the USA
Ingredients
Hydromorphone Hcl
Approval Date
March 1, 2010
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