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How long does vicodin stay in ones system?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
13 doctors agree

In brief: Several hours

The half life of the drug is around 4 hours.
This is the time it takes most peoples body to eliminate half of the drug. Four half lives are required for a drug to not be effective in someone system. For most people, therefore, 16 hours is about the time it would be in your system. It might show up in the urine for longer than this, though.

In brief: Several hours

The half life of the drug is around 4 hours.
This is the time it takes most peoples body to eliminate half of the drug. Four half lives are required for a drug to not be effective in someone system. For most people, therefore, 16 hours is about the time it would be in your system. It might show up in the urine for longer than this, though.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Dose matters, urine dilution matters, sensitivity of test device matters.
. Vicodin is broken down to morphine and that is why it shows up positive as an opiate..Most routine tests don't test for vicodin (hydrocodone) per se. After 48 hours for a small dose it is likely to be not detected by standard tests... Is this a wake up call to get help regarding your relationship to vicodins?

In brief: It depends

Dose matters, urine dilution matters, sensitivity of test device matters.
. Vicodin is broken down to morphine and that is why it shows up positive as an opiate..Most routine tests don't test for vicodin (hydrocodone) per se. After 48 hours for a small dose it is likely to be not detected by standard tests... Is this a wake up call to get help regarding your relationship to vicodins?
Dr. James Rotchford
Dr. James Rotchford
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