Parkersburg, WV
A 38-year-old female asked:

If i took a 5mg of percocet at 12:00am on saturday and had a urine drug screen on wednesday should the test be negative for drug detection?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Percocet half-life: Plasma half life is 3-5 h (half that of morphine). It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 5*6/24= 1.25 days. The oxycodone will stay in your system for about 1.25 days. Due to its short half-life, Percocet doesn’t stay in the urine long. You will pass the test, but Percocet is very addictive drug. You should talk to your PCP for more information.
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