The amount of time a drug remains in the body at detectable quantities depends on the drug and the frequency in which the drug was consumed, states OHS Health and Safety Services Inc. For example, marijuana may remain in... More »

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According to the Marshfield Clinic, the effects of chemotherapy last for different amounts of time, depending on the type of cancer, the patient's overall health and the type of treatment performed. Some side effects tap... More »

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Dilaudid remains detectible in the saliva or urine for up to four days, according to About.com; however, with the hair follicle test, dilaudid and many other drugs are detectible for up to 90 days. The time it is in the ... More »

Protandim states that it boosts the body's antioxidant defense system, but clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of Protandim as an antioxidant show mixed results, according to Dr. Aaron Emmel, who reviews Protand... More »

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If a person taking lithium to control the manic phases of bipolar depression suddenly stops taking the drug, the frequency and severity of manic states can increase. If lithium is prescribed to reduce suicidal risk in a ... More »

A urine drug test detects the presence of alcohol and certain drugs in the body by measuring the interference of drug use with the body's capability to produce antigen-antibody complexes, explains Healthline. A person pr... More »

The frequency of cholesterol testing depends on the patient's prior cholesterol level, health problems and chance of heart disease, states WebMD. Adults with coronary artery disease or diabetes should undergo a cholester... More »

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