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Q: opiates and urine testing ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: opiates and urine testing
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: judithk-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 13 Jul 2006 12:09 PDT
Expires: 12 Aug 2006 12:09 PDT
Question ID: 746025
How long do opiates such as hydrocodone stay in your system before
having to take a urine drug test?
Subject: Re: opiates and urine testing
Answered By: boquinha-ga on 13 Jul 2006 12:33 PDT
Hello judithk-ga!

I was able to find the information you are requesting. One caveat is
that drug clearance varies from person to person depending upon your
specific metabolism. I found a website that gives clearance times for
various medications that can show up in the urine. According to this
list, hydrocodone can remain in the urine anywhere from 1 to 6 days.
Other opiates have varying times depending upon the person?s
metabolism. Here is a sampling of others.

* Oxycodone: 8-24 hours
* Codeine: 2-4 days
* Morphine: 2-4 days
* Demerol: 2-4 days
* Methadone: 6-12 days

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I hope this information helps. If you have any need of further
clarification, please let me know how I can help.


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hydrocodone urine drug test
Subject: Re: opiates and urine testing
From: cousintone-ga on 13 Jul 2006 15:55 PDT
Specific to your request for hydrocodone, based on your individual
metabolism, it's in your system for 3 to 5 days!  Never take a urine
drug test with your first urination of the day.  Drink lots of water,
urinate as much as you can while drinking lots and lots of water
(those "detox" recipes do not work) to dilute anything if you have any
doubts.  Good luck!
Subject: Re: opiates and urine testing
From: swmo-ga on 14 Jul 2006 13:28 PDT
if you are asking this question because you have a drug test, and you
are on the medication by prescription, then you should bring the
bottle with you to the drug test so they can visually see that you are
suppose to be on it (a letter from the prescribing dr doesnt hurt
either).  you should also provide that information to the

if you are not prescribed the medication...well...good luck.

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