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Methadone Urine Qual W Confirm
A week or more: methadone is a very long-acting drug and is very slowly metabolized. The parent drug can stick around for 5-10 days in urine after a single dose, and metabolites up to a week longer. If you are prescribed it for pain, you need a note from your doctor. If it is NOT prescribed, or you are in a safety-sensitive job (bus driver etc.) then you SHOULDN'T be taking it. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Not a good idea: Methadone is an opiate and is one of the most addictive substances that should only be taken with medical supervision. I really encourage you to think about why you took it and evaluate whether this is a bigger issue than how long it will stay in your system. I recommend you see a Mental health practitioner and or a substance use counsellor. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I took 5mg methadone Monday morning, would it still be detectable in my urine Friday? I am 5'3" 130 lbs, if weight makes a difference
Iv heard that methadone stays in the urine all different times. Some say 3-5 days. Some say weeks. What is the actual detection time for two doses 80m?
Varies: Metrhadone half-life, the time it takes for half of the medication to be gone, is between eight (8) and 59 hours depending on many factors. It also depends what level of detection is being applied. ...Read more
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I don't know: I was able to find information about a lab which routinely does methadone drug testing.Their service keeps specimens for retesting for 30 days. I would presume that the tests would be accurate at least for that period of time. However, perhaps different tests/labs have different periods of time for which they ensure accuracy. Part of it would depend on how high the concentration of methadone is. ...Read more
Long time: Methadone is very fat soluble and stays in your fatty tissue for a long time. If you have been taking it chronically then it may still there is a good chance it will still be there next wednesday. The real question is why you have taken methadone. If you were taking it to get high, that is a very bad choice. Methadone will get you dead before it will get you high. ...Read more
Do I have to take 2 urine tests one is a methadone and the other a drug panel if the dr didn't discuss them to me?
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