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opiates stay in your system

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
About 6 hours: The average half life of the opioid is 3-4 hours. It will take approximately 6 hours to be excreted.
Dr. Gary Roach
41 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: Different opiates are metabolized differently. It takes about 4 half-lives to be 95%excreted.

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Dr. Edwin Perez
18 years experience Anesthesiology
Pain: Absolutely ...We can even pick up metabolites from heroin. All we need is a little bit of ur urine :).
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Dr. Karl Spector
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Yes, although it can take a while. Most clinics and doctor's offices use an on-site urine or saliva screen for certain drugs and medications. What i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Semi-synthetic: Opioid that is used to treat opioid addiction in higher dosages (>2 mg) controls moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals in lower d ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Cleaning your urine: Unfortunately NO - except time and plenty of fluids. Assuming this is due to you needing a drug test for work - using the current technologies opiates ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maxine Cartwright
33 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not: It really depends on the lab, and how the urine is collected. The real question is this: how do you give your body what it needs without risking any n ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Madden
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Serotonin : Most opioids have no direct effect on serotonin. However, a newer opiate called Nucynta (tapentadol) acts on the usual narcotic receptors in the cent ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Days: At minimum (3 days).
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Opiates gone 2-4 day: Depending on whether you have been on quick release vs extended release opiates, your blood test would be negative in 12-48 hours, and urine by 3-6 da ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Opiate Dens are still common in some parts of the world? Smoking opiates is generally, however, good evidence for having a serious opioid use disorder ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See doctor: Opioids are used to treat pain. If you have pain see your doctor.
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