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After giving birth i was prescribed percocet, how long does it take to get out of your system when breastfeeding. How far back does a oral test go?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 12 hrs approx

At 3-4 hours the drug is considered 1/2 gone.
At 12 hours it's going to be almost all the way gone. It's so very common for women to have a cesarean section or perineal repair following delivery that requires a narcotic to help with pain. In terms of how long blood test will be positive for narcotic, it's around 36-48 hours. Hope that helps.

In brief: 12 hrs approx

At 3-4 hours the drug is considered 1/2 gone.
At 12 hours it's going to be almost all the way gone. It's so very common for women to have a cesarean section or perineal repair following delivery that requires a narcotic to help with pain. In terms of how long blood test will be positive for narcotic, it's around 36-48 hours. Hope that helps.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: One percocet should

Not cause problems with breastfeeding, but if you want to be safe, i would wait at least 24 hours.
It would not likely show up in a drug test for more than 24 hours if a single dose, 48 hours at most. If it were prescribed, then a positive test should not have any impact on you, legally or otherwise. If taken on a regular basis, urine tests can remain positive for 3-4 days at most.

In brief: One percocet should

Not cause problems with breastfeeding, but if you want to be safe, i would wait at least 24 hours.
It would not likely show up in a drug test for more than 24 hours if a single dose, 48 hours at most. If it were prescribed, then a positive test should not have any impact on you, legally or otherwise. If taken on a regular basis, urine tests can remain positive for 3-4 days at most.
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