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How long does it take for hydrocodone to leave your body?

How long does it take for hydrocodone to leave your body?

Three to four days: Hydrocodone depends on metabolism by the liver to be broken down to hydromorphone. The cyp 450 pathway in the liver is the enzymatic pathway followed. The half life is 3 to 4 ours and it is excreted in the urine by the kidneys. It is not totally our of the body for three to four days. ...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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How long could hydrocodone take to get out of your system ?

How long could hydrocodone take to get out of your system ?

It depends on type: Oxycodone comes in two varieties. Immediate release (ir) and controlled release (cr).

Some companies mix oxycodone (usually the ir variety) with Acetaminophen and give it names such as percocet, endocet, tylox (oxycodone and acetaminophen).

The ir is taken once per 4 -6 hours and can stay in your system for about a day but may be detected up to 72 hr later

cr is taken every 12 hours and can stay in your system 3 -4 days. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my hydrocodone tolerance to get lower?

How long will it take for my hydrocodone tolerance to get lower?

Depends: Depends on how much and how often you are using the medication and if you are using it properly for pain control or improperly. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait after stopping subs to take my hydrocodone?

If on suboxone: it's because you have a problem with opioids, and you are being treated for it. So you should NOT stop your Suboxone and you should NOT take the hyrdrocodone. Buprenorphine has a blocking effect on other opioids, to the point where routine doses of hydrocodone or oxycodone are likely to have little or no effect for several days after stopping. Talk to your provider about relapse&more counseling. ...Read more

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I take hydrocodone 7.5 i take hydrocodone 7.5 4 a day four 3 days how long will it stay in my system

I take hydrocodone 7.5 i take hydrocodone 7.5   4 a day four 3 days how long will it stay in my system

Less than a Day: The half-life of hydrocodone is about 5 hours. This means that the drug should be out of you system (by effect) within 15 hours. The drug will still be detectable within your urine for 48 hours or longer. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for hydrocodone to get out of your blood?

For how long does it take for hydrocodone to get out of your blood?

A few hours: The parent molecule, hydrocodone only lasts for a few minutes in blood, and crosses the blood brain barrier where it is converted into Codeine and morphine. Those metabolites may be found in blood for 4-6 hours after taking it, depending on how sensitive the lab techniques are, and found in urine for 1-3 days, depending on dose and duration of use. ...Read more

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How long after I take 2.5 mg of valium can I take my 7.5/350 hydrocodone?

How long after I take 2.5 mg of valium can I take my 7.5/350 hydrocodone?

4-6 hrs: These medications do not mix well and only take them under your physician's supervision. Although the Valium is low dose, there is an incidence of overdose and sudden death, Please do not use this combination without notifying your physician. ...Read more

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How long does it take hydrocodone to clear the urine? 90 hours long enough?

Hydrocodone: 50 to 96 hours per : https://www.homehealthtesting.com/blog/2015/10/how-long-does-oxycodone-stay-in-your-system/ ...Read more

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How long could it take before permanent damage occurs with a hydrocodone overdose?

How long could it take before permanent damage occurs with a hydrocodone overdose?

Not from Hydrocodone: Just remember that most preparations of hydrocodone contain tylenol (acetaminophen) that can become toxic with high doses.Some individual show evidence of toxicity in as little as three weeks at 4000mg a day of tylenol. ...Read more

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If someone were to take around 7 hydrocodone 7.5/325 a day for about 5 months. What would the withdrawl symptoms be like and how long?

Hydrocodone: Dysphoria, nausea, vomiting, joint pains, agitation, runny nose, pupils dilated, sweating, diarrhea, fever, yawning, insomnia, abdominal cramps, anorexia, fatigue, headaches, fast breathing and heart rate, to name a few. ...Read more

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Took hydrocodone 7.5 mg, Feel awful, also take Ativan. How long until this wears off, and how long until I can take my Ativan? I know dont mix well.

Took hydrocodone 7.5 mg, Feel awful, also take Ativan. How long until this wears off, and how long until I can take my Ativan? I know dont mix well.

NOT ADVISED to take: hydrocodone and benzodiazepines (such as Ativan/lorazepam) together. Monitor closely. Both increase sedation and the combination MAY lead to respiratory depression. Duration varies individually as many factors contribute. Rest until the effects wear off. Seek medical assistance if you experience respiratory depression (difficulty breathing). Best regards. Be safe. ...Read more

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For how long can you take hydrocodone before it kills your liver?

It doesn't kill your: Liver. The Acetaminophen that is part of all currently available hydrocodone-containing pills (from 325 mg to up to 1000 mg) is what damages the liver. People who are trying to get high, or to feed an opiate dependency, may use 30 to 40 pills per day, and are therefore getting 12 or more grams of acetaminophen, which can cause massive liver damage. Alcohol consumption makes this even more toxic. ...Read more

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How long do you have to take hydrocodone to get withdrawal symptoms?

How long do you have to take hydrocodone to get  withdrawal symptoms?

Hydrocodone: It differs for different people. Some folks are genetically more susceptible to get opioid addiction than others and it may only take 2-3 weeks for someone whereas in others it may take a few months. If you are having troubles weaning yourself of it, please seek help. ...Read more

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How long after taking oxycontin can you take hydrocodone for breakthrough pain?

How long after taking oxycontin can you take hydrocodone for breakthrough pain?

As directed: As directed by your prescribing physician. Usually if you have been on a stable dose of oxycontn for several days, you have achieved a relatively stable blood level of the drug. This is why it is scheduled to be taken at regular intervals (eg. Every 12hr). In this case, bt medication can be taken irrespective of last long acting med dose. You really need to discuss bt pain with your physician. ...Read more

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How long after taking hydrocodone does it take to get in your milk supply and how long does it last?

Half-life is short: Half-life hydrocodone is 4-5 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 5*6/24=1.25 days. Rec.: if you are concerned about the drug , the best thing to do is stop taking the drug. ...Read more

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I was prescribed hydrocodone for pain and i took some at 3 this morn and need to know how long to wait to take a goody powder cause the acetaminophen ?

I was prescribed hydrocodone for pain and i took some at 3 this morn and need to know how long to wait to take a goody powder cause the acetaminophen ?

Avoiding tylenol (acetaminophen) tox: Goody's Extra Strength contains 260 mg of acetaminophen. Hydrocodone comes in 5mg, 7.5mg, and 10mg doses with 325mg, 500mg, 750mg and 1000mg of acetaminophen. Please check your prescription bottle for the amount of acetaminophen per pill. Tylenol can be taken every 4-6 hours with max less than 2 gm/24hrs recommended to avoid liver toxicity. Divide 2000mg by the pill strength = max doses per day. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for one to develop a dependency on oxycodone and/or hydrocodone?

How long is it supposed to it take for one to develop a dependency on oxycodone and/or hydrocodone?

Narcotic dépendance: If you are prescribed a certain quantity of narcotic for a specific pain focus it is unlikely you will develop a dependancy. It usually happens in illicit or chronic situations. ...Read more

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How long after taking demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) should I wait to take hydrocodone since the demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is not helping pain at all?

It depends: It all depends on the dose. You may take hydrocodone right away if Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) does not help at all. Don't take Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) any more. It is worst analgesic. Again, be sure you breathe fine. ...Read more

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How long does Hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5/3.25 stay in your system. Been off for 4 days. Have to take a urine test.

How long does Hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5/3.25 stay in your system. Been off for 4 days. Have to take a urine test.

Hydrocodone 20 hrs: In general, 97% of a 10mg dose of hydrocodone would be eliminated after 20 hours. In addition, 97% of 325mg of acetaminophen would be eliminated after 15 hours. This applies to a healthy person with normal kidney and liver function. Each urine drug test has a different lower limit of detection. Some detect drug metabolites of the hydrocodone, such as hydromorphone which lasts 2-4 days. ...Read more

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Been taking 30mg Percocet 4x a day plus hydrocodone 10 mg 6x a day for 25 yrs straight how long does it take to come off of with tapering to low dose?

Been taking 30mg Percocet 4x a day plus hydrocodone 10 mg 6x a day for 25 yrs straight how long does it take to come off of with tapering to low dose?

That's a lot: if someone is on greater than 100 mg/day, professional support is advised on tapering. This looks like double that. In general this would be often in the context of many addiction issues and would benefit from a 12 step program. maybe inpatient/rehab for weeks with coming off supervised cold turkey/ rapid taper with a lot of support.
weeks rehab. Months otherwise. cannot say in your case ...Read more

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Was advised by neurologist to take hydrocodone if Imitrex (sumatriptan) didn't work. Can that help w migraine pain?  after 100 mg Imitrex (sumatriptan) how long till nxt pill?

Was advised by neurologist to take hydrocodone if Imitrex (sumatriptan) didn't work. Can that help w migraine pain?  after 100 mg Imitrex (sumatriptan) how long till nxt pill?

Yes, it can, but...: Hydrocodones is a codeine/narcotic derivatives which can relieve any pain for several hours. If used too frequently in some people who are addictive-prone, that is major problem. Presuming neurologist worked up for causes of migraine, the treatment depends on the severity and the frequency. If they occur every month, rx should try a med to prevent them entirely. Max dose over 24 hrs = 100 mg more. ...Read more

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How long does it take for lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) to leave your system?

How long does it take for  lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) to leave your system?

See below: Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a short acting pain medications. 50% of it is out of your system by 4-6 hours with the other 50% out by 8-12 hours. Some people are more sensitive to the side effects of this medication than others. ...Read more

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Just had emergency appendix surgery. It had blockage. How long does it take to heal with scope. He gave norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7mg 1-2 tabs can I take 2 at same time.

Just had emergency appendix surgery. It had blockage. How long does it take to heal with scope. He gave norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7mg 1-2 tabs can I take 2 at same time.

Give it time.: Emergent surgery is especially rapid, necessarily, so healing can take longer than you may expect. And, no, you really should not take more than 10mg Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) at once. Two of those pills at the same time would be too much. ...Read more

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Broken & dislocated ankle & torn ligaments. Had surgery, no weight for 8 wks. On wk 7. Taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5mg/325 2-3x daily. Normal? How long can I take?

Broken & dislocated ankle & torn ligaments. Had surgery, no weight for 8 wks. On wk 7. Taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5mg/325 2-3x daily. Normal? How long can I take?

This could be needed: This is a serious injury. My advice is to follow the directions of your surgeon. He/she knows the extent of damage and the progress that is being made. You will benefit from physical therapy when released to do so. Long term there can be moderate to significant arthritis depending on the amount of damage and alignment to the joint. Be careful with the narcotics. Talk to your doctor about you pain. ...Read more