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A 63-year-old female asked:

I drive a school bus. i took cough syrup w/ codeine on sat . if tested will it be out of my system by monday am?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Codeine: May be not but since the medication contained codeine it would have to have been prescribed for you which would explain why the test may be positive.
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Dr. Paul Pyles
Dr. Paul Pyles commented
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
It usually takes 4-7 days for opiates to clear from the body. It depends on several factors such as health of the liver, presence of competing substances for metabolism, etc. Since you have a very important job driving a school bus, you need to be sure and talk to your doctor about your medication and the risks of driving while on your medicine. You may need time off from work till you are well.
Mar 15, 2015

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