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How long. Does. Hydrocodone. Show up in a drug test?

How long. Does. Hydrocodone. Show up in a drug test?

1-2 days: Hydrocodone will usually take 1 - 2 days to clear from a urine test. After 2 days, it will be negative more than 95% of the time. This includes the parent drug as well asthe secondary metablites. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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If I took some hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup will it show up in a drug test as an opiate?

If I took some hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup will it show up in a drug test as an opiate?

Yes: An initial screen will be positive for opiates. Further confirmatory testing will be specific for the metabolites of hydrocodone specifically. ...Read more

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Will norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) show up in a drug test 10/325 3 times a day last time I took it was 9:00pm will it show in a drug test the next morning at 9:00am?

Will norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) show up in a drug test 10/325 3 times a day last time I took it was 9:00pm will it show in a drug test the next morning at 9:00am?

Yes: Yes, if the drug panel being screened includes hydrocodone. With daily use at these doses will probably have a positive test for 4-5 days after stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone show up in a 10 panel drug test after 21 days?

Doctors and Ethics: I am sorry but not one of the physicians on health tap are here to help beat a drug testing process. You are asking us to break our code of ethics or the Hippocratic oath. We are here to promote health. And in this situation that means promote being clean and sober and finding a solution to the disease of addiction. ...Read more

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Can codeine and hydrocodone show up as the same thing in a drug test?

Drug test: Yes Codeine and hydrocodone will show up as the same thing in most drug tests. ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone show up in my drug test? I have a really bad toothache and I want to take a hydrocodone (leftover from my surgery last month). But i’m supposed to have a drug test at work next week. Will I test positive?

Will hydrocodone show up in my drug test? I have a really bad toothache and I want to take a hydrocodone (leftover from my surgery last month). But i’m supposed to have a drug test at work next week. Will I test positive?

Yes: Yes, narcotics will appear in your drug test. An out of date prescription is not valid. You should see a dentist and if they prescribe and treat then you have documentation of a problem. Your employer will either accept that or delay the testing. ...Read more

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Why would hydrocodone show up in a urine drug test when u only take oxycodone and use fentanyl patches?

Because u r alive!: Those drugs are all opiods and the body has metabolic pathways that intraconvert one drug into another. That's biochemistry for you. You can look up the pathways in Goodman & Gilman if you want to. Great book on pharmacology. ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone show up on the 5 panel drug test?

Will hydrocodone show up on the 5 panel drug test?

Definitely, yes: Hydrocodone is an opioid. The 5 panel drug screen is a screen for five classes of drugs and opioids are included. Other drugs in this group: morphine, codeine, fentanyl and its derivatives, oxycodone, methadone, heroin and meperidine. Talk to your physician if any concerns. ...Read more

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If I take hydrocodone at 3 am in the morning wed will it show up on a drug test thursday?

Yes: If this has already happened, tough luck. You are busted. If it hasn't, don't. No doctor on here is going to help you beat a drug test. That is not the practice of medicine, it is unlawful and unethical to aid and abet someone in screwing up a lab test - any lab test. Get help if you have a drug problem. If you don't, stop before you do, which in my guess will be soon enough. ...Read more

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Do hydrocodone and codeine show the same on a drug test?

Do hydrocodone and codeine show the same on a drug test?

Initially: They will both usual show as opiates on the initial screen. Confirmatory testing will be more specific. ...Read more

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If I take one 7.5 hydrocodone 8 hours before my urine drug test is it going to show up?

If I take one 7.5 hydrocodone 8 hours before my urine drug test is it going to show up?

Yes: 8 hrs is probably around the peak time of concentration in the urine. So yes, I would bet it would show up. ...Read more

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Help can codeine sulfate and hydrocodone show up as the same in a simple drug test?

Help can codeine sulfate and hydrocodone show up as the same in a simple drug test?

Yes: Drugs tests look for 2 essential chemicals when they look for opiates - Codeine and morphine, which are similar compounds and they are both converted into each other. Hydrocodone is metabolized into Codeine which is then transformed by acetylation to morphine. These are the final common pathway products for most, but not all, opiates. Oxycodone produces relatively little, is has separate test. ...Read more

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Would hydrocodone cough syrup show up on a urine drug test?

Would hydrocodone cough syrup show up on a urine drug test?

Yes: The active component in this medication is a narcotic and will suppress a cough, but will also show up in the urine test for narcotics. ...Read more

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I had a tooth removed & was prescribed hydrocodone I have a drug test 9/23 my last dose was on 9/16 will it show on the test & should I take my prescription wit?

I had a tooth removed & was prescribed hydrocodone I have a drug test 9/23 my last dose was on 9/16 will it show on the test & should I take my prescription wit?

Talk to employer: Just in case, I would get a doctor's excuse/note that the med has been prescribed for your post op and then call your employer to let them know. If there is some sort of history of prescription drug problems, by all means, contact them and make sure everything is in writing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on a pre employment drug test will hydrocodone (norco) and hydromorphone (dilaudid) show up as the same thing?

Yes: Hydrocodone is metabolized into hydromorphone (but not the other way around), so if you take a Norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) it will generally show both hydrocodone and hydromorphone, as well as morphine and codeine (the final metabolites). ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone or other synthetic opioids show up on a hair follicle drug test?

Yes: The test done on hair will reveal both of those. The test employed for fentanyl is more expensive but highly sensitive and accurate. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone or other synthetic opioids show up on a hair follicle drug test?

Yes: Hair follicle drug testing is very reliable in identifying chronic or past drug use, and hydrocodone and other synthetic opioids are commonly tested for. Drug testing with hair 4-6 times more likely to identify drug abusers than urine drug testing. Hair tests do not detect recent drug use but do detect use that which occurred 10 - 90 days prior to the test. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Drug Testing (Definition)

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