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How long on average does hydromorphone stay in the system? Is it in any other medications, or will another medication lead to a false positive
Pain man. Drug screen, fail: is there anyway to prove innocence after failed drug screen ? Pos:hydromorphone i know i didn't ingest !
Confirmation: All drug screens are not equal. If your doctor did a dipstick test only there may be false positives or negatives. I send all my abnormal uds to a forensic toxicology lab for confirmation. ...Read more
Can you tell me if on a pre employment drug test will hydrocodone (norco) and hydromorphone (dilaudid) show up as the same thing?
NO: This kind of medical advice is outside the scope of this forum. Discuss with your doc who Rx it for you. If you do not have a Rx for it then you should not be taking it at all. ...Read more
Yes you can overdose: Hydromorphone is about 5-7x stronger than morphine. The 16mg hydromorphone is equal to roughly 80-115mg of morphine. Therefore if you are not used to this dose of medication, you can definitely be at risk for overdose which would result in sedation and respiratory depression which stops your breathing. Seek medical advice first if you have never taken a pain medication before. ...Read more
Depends: Genetics plays a part in how quickly the tolerance diminishes. May be as quick as a week. ...Read more
Not long: Based on the omg! i would recommend going to the er! the half life of hydromorphone is about 2.5 hours. This means that the concentration of the total dose take is cut in half by this time. The higher the total dose the higher the blood level is. At high levels even cutting it in half may still have serious effects. Seek medical attention. ...Read more
No: There is no non opioid replacement for hydromorphone. However, there are many non opioid medications for pain like nsaids, muscle relaxants, topical cream .... The need for these medications depends on painful conditions. Please see your doctor and discuss it with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if i'm currently taking 180 mg of oxyneo and want to switch to hydromorphone for pain.?
Why??: Oxyneo is an effort to provide adequate amounts of the needed pain drug (oxycodone) in a form that is resistant to abuse, both by crushing and snorting, and by smoking. If you want to switch, i wonder what you are trying to get from the medication. You need to talk to your prescriber about your issues, and consider whether there is now an underlying addiction developing.Dilaudid is highly abusable. ...Read more
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