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i am taking hydrocodone instead of oxycodone will the urine test tell the difference

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Below: Yes, if the testing is done for both, which it usually is.

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A female asked:
Dr. Jack Goloff
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Test limitstion: This is a limitation of in office urine screen testing. The kind that are commonly used have a high error rate. The next step should be sending the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Because u r alive!: Those drugs are all opiods and the body has metabolic pathways that intraconvert one drug into another. That's biochemistry for you. You can look up ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Yes : It will show up differently than the Hydrocodone/Vicodin.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Personal evaluation: That depends upon your weight, medical conditions, health and perhaps other medications that you are already taking. Only a doctor who knows your comp ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: There are a couple different ways to test. Most of the time we do screening just to see what is and what is not the. If i'm concerned i sometimes do q ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Talk to your doctor : The urine drug screen would have to specifically test for buprenorphine (Subutex) or it's metabolite nor buprenorphine. It is qualitative and not quan ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Different dose: All these medications are combinations of hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever, and Acetaminophen which most people know as "tylenol (acetaminophen)" ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
If you are only: on morphine the oxycodone will show up for 2-3 days if they are using a cup that distinguishes between Oxy and other opiates.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
21 years experience in Anesthesiology
Opiates: Hydrocodone is derived from codeine. It is given by mouth/rectal/intranasal routes. Oxycodone is derived from thebaine. It is administered by oral/rec ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: hydrocodone is metabolized into hydromorphone (but not the other way around), so if you take a Norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) it will generall ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Borrego
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Added analgesic: Hydrocodone with acetominophen contains both a opioid narcotic medication with an analgesic and antipyretic commonly know as tylenol (acetaminophen). ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Math, my friend.: You took .25 mgs of narcotic. This is the equivalent of taking 250,000 nanograms. The test threshold is 300 nanograms /ml. It will register on th ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Nothing good: Endone is brand of Oxycodone, opioid or narcotic medication. Targin is brand of combination of Oxycodone plus Naloxone, used to treat opioid overdose. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bother your stomach.: The safe regimen for Meloxicam would be 15 mg once daily or 7.5 mg twice daily. The dose you mention is too much, and has the chance to bother your s ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Almost twice: The dose. I would be cautious making this large of a jump in pain medications. I would carefully discuss this with your prescriber. Be aware of increa ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
No : Urine, blood, oral mucosa & hair qualitative or quantitative testing for the presence hydrocodone+apap cannot distinguish between the various formula ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Definitely, yes: The average "half-life" of hydrocodone, which means the time it takes the blood to eliminate half of the drug is 4 hours. It takes approximately 6 hal ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Confused: Can you please re-phrase this and re-submit.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
How about: Asking the doctor who ordered the test? Then you would hear it from the horse's mouth -- no conjecture. Best wishes.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, both can: Don't try to treat yourself or experiment with these substances. Prescription medication (opioids included) addiction is the fastest growing addiction ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pharmacology: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has a half life of approx. 10-14 hours and it takes 4 half-lives for the drug to be eliminated from the body. Vyvanse (lisd ... Read More

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