Exalgo (hydromorphone) is a once-a-day extended release opioid formulation for the management of moderate to severe pain in opioid-tolerant patients requiring continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesia for an extended period of time.
Exalgo is a prescription medicine that contains the opioid (narcotic) pain medicine hydromorphone. The medicine in Exalgo is slowly released over 24 hours. If you break, chew, crush, or dissolve Exalgo before swallowing, or inject the contents, the hydromorphone hydrochloride may be released too fast and you may overdose.
Exalgo is a strong opioid pain medicine. Exalgo is used in people who are opioid tolerant, to manage moderate to severe pain that continues around the clock and is expected to last for a long period of time.
Exalgo is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it contains a strong opioid pain medicine that can be a target for people who abuse prescription medicines or street drugs.
Exalgo Most common Side Effects?
Most common side effects are constipation, vomiting, nausea, tiredness, drowsiness or sleepiness, dizziness and headache.
Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
What are ingredients of Exalgo?
Active Ingredient: hydromorphone hydrochloride.
Inactive Ingredients: butylated hydroxytoluene, cellulose acetate, iron oxide black, hypromellose, lactose anhydrous, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate; polyethylene glycol, polyethylene oxide, povidone; sodium chloride, titanium dioxide and triacetin. The 8 mg tablets also contain ferric oxide red. The 12 and 16mg tablets also contain ferric oxide yellow.