How Long Does Dilaudid Stay in Your System?

Detection Timetable Depends on Many Variables

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To determine exactly how long dilaudid is detectable in the body several variables must be taken into account, including which kind drug test is being used. Dilaudid - also known as Hydrostat and Palladone - can be detected for a shorter time with some tests, but can be "visible" for up to three months in other tests.

The timetable for detecting dilaudid in the system is also dependent upon each individual's metabolism, body mass, age, hydration level, physical activity, health conditions and other factors, making it almost impossible to determine an exact time dilaudid will show up on a drug test.

The following is an estimated range of times, or detection windows, during which dilaudid can be detected by various testing methods:

How Long Does Dilaudid Stay in the Urine?

Dilaudid can be detected in the urine for 3-4 days

How Long Can Dilaudid Be Detected in Blood?

A blood test can detect Dilaudid for up to 24 hours.

How Long Can a Saliva Test Detect Dilaudid?

A saliva test can detect Dilaudid for up to 1-4 days

How Long Can a Hair Test Detect Dilaudid?

Dilaudid, like like many other drugs, can be detected with a hair follicle drug test for up to 90 days.

Avoiding a Dilaudid Overdose

Dilaudid is prescribed to relieve pain. It is a opiate analgesic and works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.

Knowing how long dilaudid remains in your system may be helpful in avoiding an overdose of the medication by taking too much, too soon.

Some of the symptoms of a dilaudid overdose include:

If if you think someone has taken an overdose of Hydromorphone, call 9-1-1 immediately.

If contact quickly enough, first-responders should be able to revive the victim with Narcan.


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