How Much Does Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) Cost On The Street?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on June 21, 2021

Hydromorphone, more commonly known by the brand name Dilaudid, is a type of opioid analgesic that is prescribed medically to treat moderate to severe pain. It is highly addictive, and can lead to a very expensive addiction.

What Is The Average Cost Of Dilaudid On The Street?

A single dose of Dilaudid will cost about $5-$100 on the street, depending on the dosage.

Because opioids are so much more expensive on the street than at the pharmacy, the costs can add up quickly.

A person addicted to Dilaudid or another opioid might find themselves spending tens of thousands of dollars annually.

Read more about the cost of prescription drugs on the street

What Factors Can Affect The Price Of Dilaudid?

The cost of Dilaudid on the street can vary significantly.

Dilaudid often has to be obtained by illegal means such as prescription forgery or robbery of pharmacies and nursing homes, and this can hike up the prices heavily in certain areas.

How Much Does A Tablet Of Dilaudid Cost On The Street?

Tablets of Dilaudid come in three sizes: 2 mg, 4 mg, or 8 mg. A 4 mg tablet is what is most commonly found and sold on the street, and will cost $5-$100, depending on the region.

A 2 mg tablet will cost about $5-$50. It is rarer to find an 8 mg tablet on the street, and one of these will cost around $20-$100.

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