Wednesday September 17th 2014

Vicodin half life: how long does Vicodin remain in your body?

How do you take Vicodin?

The active ingredients in Vicodin are paracetamol (acetaminophen) and hydrocodone. Vicodin is mainly administered as a tablet in doses of 5 mg hydrocodone / 500 mg acetaminophen ratios or as a liquid syrup containing 2.5 mg hydrocodone and 167 mg acetaminophen per 5 ml. Doctors usually prescribe and supervise doses of 5 – 10 mg hydrocodone every 4-6 hours. However, dosing varies by doctor and by individual case.

What is Vicodin used for?

Vicodin half-life: how long does Vicodin stay in your system

On average, most doctors agree that the half life of Vicodin is 4 hours. Vicodin (a combination of hydrocodone and paracetamol) is a short acting opioid analgesic, which means that you can feel the effects of Vicodin quickly (within 30 minutes to 1 hour of taking it) but do not last very long. In fact, pain relieving effects of Vicodin tend to peak at around 2 hours, and only last for 4-8 hours.

Drug testing for Vicodin

Vicodin can be detected in the urine 2-4 days after you take it. If you are planning to take a drug test for Vicodin, you would be advised to be more conservative and wait the full 4 days before drug testing. This is because this approximation relies on variables such as drug metabolism, your physical condition, fluid intake, as well as the method and frequency of use of Vicodin.

Vicodin addiction

Vicodin is highly addictive (hydrocodone addictive potential) and is classified as a Schedule III drug by the DEA. But how can you know if you have a problem, or not? See this online self-survey here to ask yourself questions about possible Vicodin addiction. Or leave us your comments and questions. We respond to every email or question in a comment or video!

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72 Responses to “Vicodin half life: how long does Vicodin remain in your body?
Jane Derry
3:54 am October 31st, 2010

Hydrocodone is the narcotic component of Vicodin. In Canada it is still sold under the trade name Hycodan in syrup and tablet forms by Bristol-Myers-Squibb.

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Pat
12:28 pm May 25th, 2011

Thank you for letting me know about it

Nina
3:36 am July 15th, 2011

I have been taking it for years only I don’t take it every day. But I have a daughter who takes all of hers and then comes to my home wanting more. Last time she was here she stole half of my meds. She won’t admit to a problem. If I say anything to her about my missing pills she won’t let me see my grandson any more. Don’t know what to do for her.

joejoe
12:19 am September 24th, 2011

I took 2 vicadin on wed night. I took a piss test on friday morning. they said something showed up and have to send it to the lab wich will take 3 days to get results back. What are my chances of passing this?

Jim
6:54 pm September 24th, 2011

Nina:
You don’t need to feel guilty for taking medicine if it is prescribed for a medical need. As far as your daughter is concerned I would worry about the grandchild which I am sure you are. There are professionals who can help you do an intervention to try to convince your daughter to do something to get help. That is a good place to start. I also know that Alonon is a good place for you to go to and talk to people who have been in your position. Anyone who takes a narcotic for a month or more is probably goiing to go through withdrawal and the longer you take a dose it is likely that it won’t have the same effect. That is why addicts have to have more. It’s all about Dopamine or seritonum (sp). I hope your daughter gets help so she can do the most important job she has right now taking care of her child. If the child is threatened. I would consider enlisting the help of someone who can suggest options to you. If you are telling the world I don’t take it all the time I wonder why that is so important to say. I hope that all are helped. Maybe you should lock up your medications that she is stealing and not tell her where they are. Get a weeks worth of meds dispenser and she can’t take all your medicine. Addictions are ruthless in what they do to families. I know

5:03 am September 26th, 2011

Hi JoeJoe,

It sounds like Vicodin has been detected in the primary urine test. The lab now needs to confirm the first urinalysis with another test from the same urine to be sure that the metabolites from the ingredients of Vicodin are present. This is just a routine screening and verification phase.

You may get a phone call from an MD at the lab looking for more information. If you have a medical reason for taking Vicodin, now is the time to share that information. Recent surgeries/medical procedures, legitimate chronic pain or other diagnoses for Vicodin can help the laboratory rule out Vicodin misuse in the urinalysis. But if you’re taking Vikes recreationally, you probably will have tested positive.

alicia
7:57 pm September 27th, 2011

I took 2 vicodine early evening monday an have to report to probation thursday morning will i be ok? I only took them bc i just had a baby an granted she weighed 10 pounds even they knew about my past an would not perscribe me anything but tylenol 3

9:24 am September 28th, 2011

Hi Alicia,

Even if Vicodin doesn’t show up on a drug test (it most likely won’t, given the single dose and time before testing), your probation officer will appreciate your honesty. If you’re really trying to get clean, a legitimate use of Vicodin should not get in the way of your recovery. Honesty is always the best policy in recovery!

Amber
5:14 pm December 7th, 2011

I have a sister who’s been taking vicodin everyday of a year and a half, since a fender bender, when it was prescribed to her. Though it hasn’t been her first time taking it. Whenever she has talked to me about her use, since I previously worked in a pharmacy before being a stay at home mom, it has become more and more of a concern. She will say things like “I take it differently than they say to; I need it more often because the effects wear off; I had to call and have the doctor up my dose; I had to pay cash for my refill because my insurance says it’s too early.” She also told our other sister that she knows she’s not addicted b/c she’ll wean herself off for a couple of days to make sure of it.She has become more withdrawn from many of us. She is sick a lot of the time,and will cancel on family get togethers frequently. She has to takes naps most everyday because of unexplained tiredness. She is snaps at people and her own kids. Admits to feeling overwhelmed, and stressed. Feels derpressed. Can’t concentrate often looses her train of thought. She did start, after much urging, to take a non narcotic drug for nerve damage, Neurontin. She said she noticed it was working to alliveate her pain. Then 3 days later she she started back up on her vicodin. Now she take then together, she already has asthma and takes other medications besides these. She has avoided others for weeks when they try to talk to her about it. I have been slow to say anything to her because when she shuts everyone else out she’ll come to me. I feel she needs help, I just want to approach this the right way so I can keep the line of communication open.

12:19 pm December 8th, 2011

Dear Amber,

It sounds like you are in a very sensitive and difficult predicament: address your concerns or wait for your sister to come to you? Even when taken as prescribed, a Vicodin user can become physically dependent on Vicodin (tolerance as you describe, and withdrawal when taken away or abruptly stopped), but can also become psychologically dependent. It sounds as if your sister is a little bit of both. Often times, addicts need to come “to the end of the road”, when negative consequences are just too much to handle, before they stop. Also, addiction is a family disease. Perhaps there are some outstanding issues in your family of origin unit that remain unaddressed? Is there some situation or circumstance that your sister is avoiding? A past pain or hurt?

roxy
12:48 am January 16th, 2012

I have a concern/situation. My boyfriend 2 vicodin 5/325 for a really bad shoulder pain. They are prescribed to me for my pain. He took them today which is Sunday and has to do a urine test on Friday with his probation officer. He has also taken a few somas as well. Im wondering will all this show up on his urine test? Please and thank you.

12:53 pm January 16th, 2012

Hi Roxy. If your boyfriend was dosing on Vicodin for only a short period of time, it’s possible that the hydrocodone that is detected in most drug screens for opiates will be out of his system before his test on Friday. But if he was taking your Vicodin for a couple of weeks or more, it’s possible that hydrocodone can be detected.

However, he needs to know that probation officers and drug tests will usually WAIVE prescription use of pain killers for legitimate and doctor approved reasons. In other words, if you have a prescription for a pain killer and are taking it as prescribed, drug tests for misuse of that pain killer will come up negative.

In the future, anyone (like your boyfriend) who needs pain killers and is drug tested should always get a prescription first. If he does get tested positive for Vicodin, it is a consequence and hopefully a learning lesson for him.

roxy
5:41 pm January 16th, 2012

Thanks for your advise, I really do appreciate it! And yes its definitely a learning issue!

Jen
5:52 am February 1st, 2012

I have a question about when a drug screen is done by your pain management Dr. Will the test show how much has been taken in a certain amount of time or will it just verify that u have been taking It regularly for chronic pain. I had taken my regular dose before going to the office and they were aware of it. Thanks for the info.

11:06 am February 2nd, 2012

Hi Jen. Can you please be more specific. Did the pain doctor take a blood or urine based sample?

Ree
6:52 am February 25th, 2012

I have been prescribed vicodin for back pain resulting from multiple traumas. I take it only when pain is severe, however no matter how few I take (even one pill) I have hangover symptoms the next day. I do not drink alcohol and the only other meds I take are antidepressants. What can be the cause of the hangover symptoms and is there anything I can do to alleviate/prevent them? Thank you.

11:11 am February 26th, 2012

Hi Ree. Thanks for your questions. From what I know of Vicodin, the main ingredient – hydrocodone – can cause different reactions in different people. It is possible that your body is responding adversely to the opioid.

I’d suggest that you first speak with your pain management doctor about the symptoms, and request more information. Report the symptoms and perhaps request a different type of pain medication. I’m not sure if all opioids would create similar reactions (hydrocodone, tramadol, oxycodone, etc.) but it might be worth a try to ask.

mike
2:37 pm February 27th, 2012

Hey thanks for the info, I took 1 5/500 mg Vic for back pain Saturday night and I’ve just been told I have urinalysis at 1200 today. What can I do to increase my odds of passing? I am in the military so I can’t postpone. I thank you in advance for the answer.

11:13 am February 28th, 2012

Hi Mike. If you have a prescription for your back pain, take it to the test. If you were using Vicodin as prescribed, you will test clean. If you don’t have a prescription, you will just have to face the consequences of unauthorized Vicodin consumption.

Lori
4:28 pm March 3rd, 2012

Hi…I have been treated for the past six months for some health issues and have been taking hydrocodone once or twice a day. I have a pre employment drug screen on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. I am a nurse and do not want this in my system (even though I have a prescription) I don’t want my employer to think I have any physical condition which will prohibit me from doing this new job. Could you help me with two questions? 1) if last dose is Saturday will it show Wed or Thursday? 2)if I take the prescription bottle to the test, even if it shows up will they report that I am on this medication to my future employer? I am a wreck over this! Thank you!

8:15 am March 5th, 2012

Hi Lori. I cannot advise you on how to test negative for Vicodin. However, most supervising medical officers at drug screening centers will sign off on a “negative” screen when you show evidence of prescription and test within therapeutic use. I don’t know if testing centers report levels of drugs even for negative test results during pre employment tests, but this seems to be an administrative detail that you can clear up with a phone call to the testing center.

Impalla
10:49 pm March 7th, 2012

Hey, I’m 5’11 and 170 pounds and generally healthy. I got really stressed out yesterday and took ONE 10 milligram Norco/Hydrocodone.
How long will this stay in my urine for ? I have to report to my parole officer in 3 weeks, and might get drug tested. Keep in mind I have not taken anything in over 31 months.
Thank you.

11:30 am March 8th, 2012

Hi Impalla. Thanks for your question. Hydrocodone can be detected i hair for up to 90 days after use…but it is not detectable in urine much longer than 2-4 days after dosing. Still, it might be good to “tell on yourself”, especially if your parole officer can refer you to mental health services (like seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist) that can help you deal with your stress. It is SO MUCH better to be honest about what you need and what you do than to run away from your problems and hope you don’t get caught for taking action.

Italian
4:24 am March 21st, 2012

Hi I was just wondering when taking a ut does it show just the name of the pill or the mg of it?

5:08 am March 21st, 2012

Hi Italian. Thanks for your question. It’s a good one!

Urine sample results are usually reported as positive (substance is found) or negative (no substance is found). Urine screens test for the prescence of the most common drug metabolites in urine (opiates, marijuana/THC and cocaine), and are not usually precise enough to indicate amounts of these metabolites. So, most primary urine screens indicate either POSITIVE or NEGATIVE use.

On the other hand, blood toxicology screens are usually more precise and can indicate type and amount of drugs in your system.

Does this help?

evelyn
12:28 am March 26th, 2012

Iwas injured on the job,affected physically and mentally (ptsd,depression and chronic pain and headachesI am on celexa and vicodin which I am taking 1 tab daily for 2 years.Is there a possibility that I will be addicted and cannot get off from these meds? I am having shortness of breath.Is this because of Vicodin side effects?

12:10 pm March 26th, 2012

Hi Evelyn. Yes. It is possible that you can get physically dependent on Vicodin, but physical dependence does not mean addiction. Dependence is characterised by physical symptoms of withdrawal when you stop taking a medicine, and development of tolerance on a medication (needing more of it for the same initial effect). If you are dependent on Vicodin, you will not need it after the hydrocodone is out of your body. However, if you are addicted to Vicodin you will begin to crave the medicine when you stop taking it…and start taking it again to help ease emotional or psychological pain. So, it is possible that you can get off the medication. The question is: What will happen when you stop taking Vicodin?

It is not clear whether or not shortness of breath is caused by Vicodin, or not, so I’d suggest that you see your prescribing doctor ASAP and report this symptom. It’s always best to get a face-to-face appointment in order to start to make a diagnosis.

Does this help?

angelo
7:17 am March 27th, 2012

Scenario: been taking vicoden off and on for years …but at my new job its easliy avalaible in large quantities whenever I want it .I’m 2 days clean and am having night sweats …insomnia …lack of appetite …lack of energy and motivation …are these normal sympotms …how long will this last …I’ve been t_aking 3-4 a day for almost a year …and this is considered addiciton right?

8:52 am March 27th, 2012

Hello angelo. The symptoms that you describe are typical of withdrawal from opioids, and will peak and then ease over the course of a few days. Hydrocodone withdrawal can last for a week, or more but the duration of detox depends on individual use. More details on duration of withdrawal from hydrocodone here:

http://prescription-drug.addictionblog.org/hydrocodone-withdrawal-duration/

Doctors recommend that you are medically supervised during this kind of bodily detox from physical dependence on any drug. Can you talk with a doctor or prescribing physician about your use and symptoms?

Chronic use is not necessarily addiction. Addiction occurs when you take drugs compulsively, obsessively, and in spite of negative life consequences. You can know if you are addicted to Vicodin, or not, once you get the hydrocodone out of your body. If you crave more Vicodin and cannot live with the emotional and psychological stresses of every day without Vicodin…then you will know that you are a Vicodin addict.

Does this help?

Zack
4:36 pm March 28th, 2012

How long after taking Vicodin is it safe for me to drink alcohol? Should I wait a couple days before hand to avoid any side affects of mixing the two?

5:10 am March 29th, 2012

Hi Zack. Thanks for your question. You are right to be cautious when mixing alcohol with opioids. The additive sedative effect can be very dangerous.

Waiting until Vicodin is out of your system is a good idea before drinking. But just to confirm, you may want to ask your prescribing doctor for a medical opinion.

Does this help?

Robert
5:31 pm April 23rd, 2012

I have been taking 3 500mg Vicodin for about 6 months for back pain (as prescribed). I have a drug test coming up for a job. They said whether I have a prescription or not, I can not have a dirty test. Today is Monday. Do you think I will be clean by Friday or should I postpone it until next Monday?

11:22 am April 26th, 2012

Hi Robert. That does not sound legal. You have a right to take Vicodin as prescribed and should be able to be employed by any employer. If you are taking Vicodin as you should, simply present the prescription or your medical records to the Medical Review Officer in charge of the test. The test will not be dirty if you are dosing within your prescription. Instead, the results will be NEGATIVE from the lab.

Does that make sense?

cortez
7:53 pm May 17th, 2012

hi. i took one 500mil of vicodin on monday at 2pm and took a ua on wednesday at 4pm i have never took anything before just wanna know what my chances are of the ua being clean

10:50 am May 18th, 2012

Hello cortez. Each person metabolizes hydrocodone differently, given their age, height, weight, metabolic factors, etc. Your chances are about 50-50 that you pass the urine screen given the short window between dosing and testing. We do recommend a policy of honesty during drug testing, and encourage everyone to stop hiding and take responsibility for drug use. How does that sit with you?

JR
2:56 am May 21st, 2012

Another scenario. I injured my back last April, and was proscribed muscle relaxers, an nsaid and vicodin (10/325). I’ve pretty much gotten by with the MR and NSAID , taking them sparingly over the past year (last saw the doctor in February of this year and got refills on those two). I’ve had the vicodin sitting in the medicine cabinet, and only take it on my absolute worst days, which isn’t often. I still have about 15 left. The issue is I unloaded a truck of bricks the other day, and had one of times where I started to hurt terribly. When it happened I took one pill (11 days ago) then again two days later, none since. I got a call Sunday that I was being offered employment and needed to take a drug test (which will be this Tuesday). I was told by someone that if the script is over a year old and I test positive (urine) I may have no recourse because the script is too old. Is this the case?

11:56 am May 21st, 2012

Hi JR. No, this is not true. Present the old script to the drug testing center. People with drug problems don’t hold onto old medications – they blaze through them! Although the final decision is in the hands of the Medical Review Officer, your medical use of Vicodin can be explained and should (theoretically) be the basis for a NEGATIVE screen, even if hydrocodone is found in the system.

Renee
3:49 pm May 22nd, 2012

Hi, I took 3 vicoden Monday night, the last one around 11pm. I drank 5 glasses of water throughout the night and morning. I was given a surprise UA Tuesday morning at 8:30. Is there any possible way it will pass?

10:03 am May 23rd, 2012

Hi Renee. The odds are that the hydrocodone in Vicodin was still in your system when you were given a random drug screen via urinalysis.

mike
1:22 am June 2nd, 2012

been sober from vicodin for 12 dayz feels good

9:28 am June 4th, 2012

Hi Mike. Congratulations! Do you have a support system of people who can help you if/when you start to crave Vicodin again? Addiction is characterized by a mental craving for drugs, so unless you really get to the heart of why it is you took Vicodin in the first place, it’s difficult to get past the obsession to use again in the future.

Patty
6:51 am July 2nd, 2012

I took my rx of 5/325 hydrocodone with 50 pills about 10 day period, Im was told I was going to have a UA sent to the lab 15 days from the day I stopped taking them. With the half life being 4 hrs, so by my calculations, the hydro shouldve been out of my sytstem in 10-11 half lives. Is this correct? I also heard it can be detected from 1 to 6 days. I went 15 days with out it, will it be out of my system in time??

1:46 pm July 3rd, 2012

Hi Patty. For a urinalysis (which actually needs to be an “extended opioid” specific drug screen), hydrocodone use will probably NOT be detected 15 days after last ingestion.

Jake
8:12 am July 16th, 2012

I took vicodin Sunday because my knee was hurting. I have a few left from a couple years ago but I put it into a drifferent bottle because I don’t like those red Target bottles. If the I do show positive can I get a note from the doctor stating that I have been perscribed vicodin for knee problem? It is in the records.

Jake
3:18 pm July 16th, 2012

I have a similar situation as JR. I hurt my wrist lifting something at work I took my vicodin out of the red clumsey target bottles and put them in a pill box. I do have a medication review from my doctors office dated over a year ago. Would I be able to use that If I do test positive at a new job? Please advise.

Jake
3:19 pm July 16th, 2012

As you can see my whole body hurts. I use them sparingly.

5:51 pm July 16th, 2012

Hi Jake. I’m not sure how long the statute of limitations is for old prescriptions, but you should be able to take a copy of your medical records to the drug testing center with you, at the least. MROs (medical review officers) know that drug addicts don’t hold onto old prescriptions…they need constant new ones. So, even if you test positive you’re probably in the clear.

Beth
5:16 pm July 27th, 2012

I have a drug test Tuesday for nursing school, today is Friday, I have a rx for Lortab 10/500 but I think I took a little more than I was suppose to, I know that was wrong, it said 4-6 hours as needed, I was in terrible pain! I know it will show up but do they normally test the levels in your urine?

12:39 am July 31st, 2012

Hi Beth. Do you know if the drug test includes “Extended Opiates” or not? Many standard “Opiates” screens don’t tend to detect hydrocodone. IF hydrocodone does show up, the levels may be less precise than a more specific drug screen for hydrocodone. However, the levels may be enough for a Medical Review Officer to rule that you’ve been taking Vicodin other than prescribed. It really depends on the type of test you’re given.

Please let us know how it goes for you.

As a sidenote, I’d suggest that you meet with your prescribing doctor ASAP and talk about an alternative to your current meds (if they’re not working) if you need more pain relief for a chronic condition. If the condition is acute, I hope that you’re feeling better now!

Irish Girl
8:17 pm August 18th, 2012

Wow, what a great thread! My aunt took a quarter of a (5/500) Vicodin pill this afternoon two hours ago, after some shoulder pain came back. She’s in her early 60′s and thin. Now she found out a few minutes agao that she needs to get a 10-panel pre-placement screen for a new job, tomorrow, at 10 am. She’s very upset thinking it could cause her to miss a job opportunity, and she’s not a regular Vicodin user. I really don’t think she has much to worry about, since it was a quarter of the pill, but now she’s nervous. Any thoughts?

12:02 pm August 20th, 2012

Hi Irish Girl. It really depends on whether or not “Extended Opiates” are included in the 10 panel drug screen, or not. If not, she’s OK. If “Extended Opiates” are included in the 10 panel drug screen, the hydrocodone found in Vicodin may be detected.

Shelley S.
12:05 am September 1st, 2012

Hi there! I go to outpatient treatment at a Methadone clinic and am also prescribed 10mg Vicodin by my pain doctor. The Methadone clinic UA’s me once a month and the Vicodin is not showing up in my UA’s, when I’ve taken it the night before (about 12 hours before my UA). So the clinic thinks Im doing other things with my meds. What is the shortest time period for Vicodin to not show up on a UA?

1:48 pm September 5th, 2012

Hi Shelley. Firstly: Are they resting you for “Extended Opiates/Opioids”? Confirm the type of test, because hydrocodone typically does not show up in a straightforward “Opiate” test.

don
1:16 am September 7th, 2012

why does valium and perkadan stop working, how long do they stay in the body

8:13 pm September 12th, 2012

Hi Don. Thanks for your questions. Psychoactive drugs generally stop “working” due to the effect of tolerance. When you body becomes tolerant to a drug, you need higher or more frequent doses to achieve the same therapeutic effect. Valium can stay in the body for weeks after last dose. Oxycodone can stay in the body (and be detected in a urinalysis) for a few days after last dose. Check out our articles on this here:

http://addictionblog.org/the-news/valium-half-life-how-long-does-valium-stay-in-your-system/

http://drug.addictionblog.org/how-long-does-oxycontin-stay-in-your-system/

Ryan
11:01 pm October 8th, 2012

hey, I took a about 7 vicodin 5/500 over a three day period, I had 5-6 days after that between taking them and a urine test. is 6 days enough
too be sure im clean?

10:22 am October 9th, 2012

Hi Ryan. Yes, a six (6) day window between use and screening is probably enough time for hydrocodone to pass through your system and go undetected in a urine sample. Also, most standard panel screens do not test for “extended opioids” like hydrocodone….yet. Usually, a urine sample is separated and sealed off to test for opioids like hydrocodone, as it does not metabolize into the same metabolites as opiates like heroin, morphine or codeine.

redsoxslinky
5:22 pm December 5th, 2012

I am prescribed norco 10/325 for chronic back pains and such and randomly drug tested for work. Now I’ve heard that hydrocodone tests positive for opiates and wanted to know what happens if i get tested. Will the lab call me and ask for my script number and doctor and will they release that to my company or does it not show up etc.

Shelly
11:45 pm January 15th, 2013

If my son took a half of vicodin. (I’m sure he did) and I give him a at home drug test 4 hours later will it show? There is a place also that I can take him to get tested should I take him there and they can tell me?

10:52 am January 16th, 2013

Hi Shelly. Yes, you can see the results if you order the test. Go to a local SAMHSA accredited laboratory and ask for an “Extended Opioids” test for your son. This should do the trick, as the detection window is about 2 days after ingestion for one-time use.

Gary
3:16 am September 13th, 2013

Why do they put acetaminophen in Vicodin since IT IS SO DANGEROUS!!! It seems they would rather have people DEAD then possibly addicted to Vicodin!!!

10:58 am September 13th, 2013

Hi Gary. From what I understand, manufacturers add acetaminophen as a deterrent to high dose use of hydrocodone.

Chris
5:23 pm September 26th, 2013

I took 20 mg hydrocodone per day for 5 days straight. If I my last dose was a Tuesday night, by Tuesday morning of the following week would it be out of my system for an extended drug test? That’s almost 7 full calendar days.

shelly
5:15 pm November 30th, 2013

I have a question I hang my head as I write this I am a recovering opoid addict I have been clean for almost 3 yrs after taking 20 10/500 hydros daily I decided I wanted to get clean I started o suboxone and than last year was changed to subutex I did aomwthing I told myself I never wanted to do I ran out two days early from my subutex and on the 2nd day I started withdrawls I couldnt hamdle it and took one tab I have a drug test monday morning at 11 am today is saturday at 1130 I took tje pill at 3am this morning will it ahow up ??? I plan on telling my addictions doctor but im still scared he will kick me out of the program all my test for the past year have been negative will thia one pill ashow up

MICHAEL K
9:24 am January 4th, 2014

I have a severe spinal condition….lots of continuios pain….i am rx’d 4-6 daily of 10/325- but i feel “out of it” and it stops the pain but I quit and only use 1/2 tabs 3 x daily. My proplem is that I replace the vicidon with alchol (Vodka)and get relief…..i am not looking for “high” but just relief butt i feel i am self medicating and and am going into alcoholism but controlled (3-4 drinks daily) what is my best recoursse? Pain will turn an educated person into an addict and I worry….about the long term…trying to keep it all together….I have had do consequenses….advise pleqase

Mr. Lopez
5:58 pm May 3rd, 2014

Will vicodin show up on a 9 panel drug test? Or a 12 panel?

rainbow
3:08 am July 2nd, 2014

I took 1 vicodin 24 hrs befor a drug test will it come up negative?

julie k
11:57 pm July 2nd, 2014

Yes vicodin is a 48 to 72 hour drug but can stay as long as 7 dayz traceable in urine

BIW
12:34 am July 31st, 2014

How long does is actually stay INSIDE of your body Im talking about sweat wise, head hair wise, urine wise, and of course blood wise ?????

dora
3:06 am August 22nd, 2014

I take half of hydrocodone 5-500 for sore pain in my arm and wrist. att 9 am and have pees test because report the injured and have test at 8.pm. will show in my test .I was prescribe for polip surgery dicember 2013. then to aliviate the pain took Half today. today is 21 august 2014
also taking prenidsone and and amox-clav 875 mg. advair and Tylenol.that will show in my test.

Denise
5:51 pm September 4th, 2014

I was tested by my pain management doctor to c if I am taking my Meds. He said it hadn’t been in my body for 7 days. I am talking about norco. I hadn’t had it for 2 days and I told him. How and is it possible to determine I hadn’t had it for 7 days?
Impossible, how can that happen?
How can it possibly be a false negative??? What happened? What could have happened?

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