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how long does it take for oxycodone to be used up in the body?

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Dr. Lewis Margolis
Anesthesiology 48 years experience
Oxycodone Halflife: The half life of oral ixycodone pills is 3.5 to 4 hours . So in 5 halflives, or 17.5 - 20 hours, most of the oxycodone is eliminated. This applies to a single oral dose, not to a patient who has been chronically using the drug.
Dr. Carl Balog
Pain Management 39 years experience
About 4 hours: Depending on your general health, use of other medications that can affect the way it is metabolized, your level of tolerance and length of time (weeks versus years) that you have been taking it. The greater the length of exposure the less effective, generally speaking, it becomes. Dosing is also crucial to achieve the desired effect.

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Can you tell me how is oxyconlin/oxycodone used and how does it enter your body?

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Dr. Foead Geula
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Pain relief: Oxycodone is an analgesic typically prescribed for pain relief. It is typically taken in oral form as a pill.

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