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what makes you test positive for vicodin if you didn't take it?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hard to say: If only a screening test was done, without confirmation, no one can say with certainty that is was hydrocodone. If confirmed, and there was no chain-of-custody there is always a small possibility that the specimens were mixed up, either at their source or in the lab. It can also be a metabolite of another opiate that was consumed, for example, high doses of codeine.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to detox from vicodin?

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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depends: Each person is different. Depending on the treatment, it can be weeks to months.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of vicodin abuse?

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Dr. Belis Aladag
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Addiction: Addiction alters one's ability to think clearly, make good choices and use sound judgement. It affects lives negatively usually in the form of time spent obsessing over obtaining the drug, and using the drug. As a result, relationships start suffering due to lack of nurturing and the person may even start missing work. The addict can no longer feel normal without the substance they are abusing.
A 25-year-old member asked:

How long does vicodin stay in ones system?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Several hours: The half life of the drug is around 4 hours. This is the time it takes most peoples body to eliminate half of the drug. Four half lives are required for a drug to not be effective in someone system. For most people, therefore, 16 hours is about the time it would be in your system. It might show up in the urine for longer than this, though.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How harmful are my cramps if even vicodin doesn't work?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
In withdrawal?: If the cramps are due to opiate withdrawal, the cramps are not harmful.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What does 5mg/500mg in a vicodin prescription?

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Dr. Robert McMurtrie
Pain Management 23 years experience
Med Dosages: 5mg is hydrocodone. 500mg is Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen).

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