How Long Does Dilaudid Stay In Your Hair?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on April 30, 2021

Hydromorphone hydrochloride (Dilaudid) is an opioid analgesic used to relieve pain. It can be detected in hair for a longer period of time than with other drug tests – for up to 90 days.

How Long Can Dilaudid Be Detected In Your Hair?

Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) may stay in a person’s hair for up to 90 days, or three months. However, some research shows that it is possible for the drug to remain in the hair for up to six months after the last use depending on a variety of factors.

Detecting Dilaudid Through Hair Tests

Dilaudid can be detected in an individual’s hair for up to 90 days, or three months, on average.

Hair tests can detect drugs longer than other tests. Dying or styling your hair will not hinder the test’s ability to detect Dilaudid.

What Factors Can Affect Dilaudid Detection Time In Hair?

There are a number of different factors that can determine how long hydromorphone is detectable in a person’s body.

These factors make it difficult to accurately determine the exact amount of time hydromorphone will show up on a drug test, since it may be different for everyone.

Factors that can affect how long Dilaudid stays in the system may include:

  • a person’s metabolism
  • their age
  • overall health
  • dosage
  • liver and kidney function
  • their gender
  • hydration level
  • psychical activity

Finding Addiction Treatment For Dilaudid

While Dilaudid is intended to be used for strictly medical purposes, it carries a high risk of abuse due to its heroin-like euphoric high.

Dilaudid abuse can lead to addiction, a condition that involves changes in the brain and can end in significant negative consequences.

Dilaudid addiction is a treatable condition and can be managed with professional help. Starting an opioid addiction treatment program is the first step in the recovery process and turning your life around.

Call our helpline today for more information on how to get started on recovery.

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