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Just curious. was given dilaudid via IV when in hospital. It

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just curious. was given dilaudid via IV when in hospital. It has been over 8 days ago. Would it still show up in a urine drug screen? Was given a few hydrocodone pills when discharged from hospital, but haven taken any of them in 5 days.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Family Physician replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question:

The detection period for both of these medications is approximately 3 days.

However, even if you had been tested within the detection period, drug testing is not performed to punish the legal use of medications by patients who have been given these medications for valid medical reasons.