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How Long Does Oxycodone Stay In Your Urine For?

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The opinions of experts seem to vary but, on the whole, it would appear that oxycodone could stay in your urine for up to five days after use. 

Most sources say it's between two and four days, but long-term users of the substance, the obese and those with low metabolisms due to health-related issues may test positive much later on than this.

Factors That Determine How Long Oxycodone Stays in Your System
The most important factor in determining how fast oxycodone (and other drugs) is eliminated from the body is the person’s metabolic rate.  This is the rate at which the body processes and uses up things like food, oxygen and, in this case, chemical substances.

Older people tend to have slower metabolic rates, so the substance will be detected in their urine for a longer period after the drug has been taken.

People who are overweight tend to store chemicals in their fatty tissue and release them slowly, thus increasing the window during which urine detection is possible.  Inactivity will also increase detection time because of its slowing effect on the body’s metabolic rate.

Other factors that might affect urine detection time are drug tolerance, urine pH and the amount of water in the body.  Long-term users of chemical substances usually get rid of the substance faster so detection time is shorter, whilst very acidic urine and drinking lots of water can shorten detection time to an extent.

Some sources state that the way in which drugs are taken (inhaled, swallowed, injected or smoked) also affects detection time.

Oxycodone is classed as an opioid drug (a derivative of morphine or another alkaloid) and there are inexpensive tests that are sensitive to a dose as little as 100ng/ml in urine.
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To the best of my knowledge, it stays in your system for up to 72 hours at most. These drugs have a pretty short half-life, and are metabolized by the kidneys and liver. Unlike pot, it does not adhere to fat cells, therefore it exits the system pretty rapidly.

I would say do not use for about 4 days prior to a drug screening, just to be on the safe side. My sister is a probation officer, and says most drugs clear within two to three days, except marijuana of course!
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Oxycodone is an addictive opioid analgesic medication which is used for treatment of pain in cancer patients. It is classified as a controlled substance in the United States. It remains active in the human body for eight to twelve hours.
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Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic medication synthesized from the baine and is used for treatment of pain, especially in cancer patients. The length of time any drug will stay in your system varies according to the physiological make-up of a person. However, generally the drug stays in the urine for 1-2 days.
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This depends on how you take the drug - if you take the pill without tampering with the time release it's going to stay in your system longer than if you snort or inject the medication, which you shouldn't do.
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I've taken a drug test two weeks after taking Percocet and oxycodone and it showed up positive. They say you need to give it three solid clean weeks before you can be sure the test will come up clean. Some people are clean in 72 hours. For others it takes three weeks, depends how much you took, and how you took it.
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So how much did you take and how often for how long to have failed after 2 weeks? Are you larger build? Did you work out so you would sweat and drink a lot of water so you'd go to the bathroom a lot? I see a lot of these questions but never any clear responses or answers from people it happened to.
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Do your research guys - oxycodone is not tested for in a standard urine test, nor in most extended urine tests. Even if it is an opiate, it doesn't break down into opiates in a drug test, unlike heroin or  morphine.

If you don't believe me, do your research. I know from experience - I'm on prescription, and take a drug test every week and I'm clean for opiates.
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I find this quit funny because in all drug test wether it be standard or extend.. An opiate is an opiate wether it's percocet heroin oc or morphine. You will still test positive for opiates if it is in your system... Body weight, height, age, diet and dosage all depend on wether you will test negative or positive. And maybe if you did your research you will have seen that there is a known disease that prevents you from testing positive for opiates.
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Actually oxycodone is a seperate test thats done. I would know I work at a Climic and the urine for drug screens is tested separate for oxycodone n the rest is tested on a 9 to 13 panel test for regular opiates coccaine methamphetamines etc
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Neither will show up on a five panel test. An opiate test detects the metabolites of opium or heroin use which are codeine and morphine. Oxycodone and hydrocodone does not break down into these two drugs.

Furthermore, when I was probation for two years I literally went into my drug screening on oxycodone and still came back negative. But be very careful, there are drug tests that detect hydrocodone and oxycodone. As far as a regular opiate test is concerned there are no worries when it comes to hydros and oxys.
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Depends on how often you use. I'm using up to and in excess of 200mg of oxycontin daily. I've peed clean after 1 week of going cold turkey, after using daily before. If you just took the one pill you should be good in about 2 - 3 days.
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So many things make it difficult to know, like weight, age, and dosage. I am a lab technician and I took 10mg on last Wednesday night, and as of today I still showed positive in my urine drug screen. It is not always 1-3 days, it can be as long as ten or more. One time use or repeated use makes a big difference.
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So how many days was it you still came up positive? And how often do you use? Did you walk and drink a lot of fluids
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It all depends on your drug test.  The ones from second offender programs and court are better than your cheap CVS brand tests and can reveal smaller amounts consumed a longer time ago.

I've seen people fail alcohol tests even when they haven't drunk anything in three days.  Percocet is usually 3-4 days.  Unless you're a fatty with a slow metabolism, you should be okay.
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Actually I had taken one on a Monday and the following Tuesday 8 days later it showed up on a blood screen. Any Walgreen's store will tell you it can take up to 14 days to get completely out of your system, depending on your weight, how many you take a day, and how many days you have taken it. Also, the trace differs between blood and urine.
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I have been going to the methadone clinic for about six years now. I've had a few relapses in-between. I can tell you that six days after taking three 80mg pills I was still positive.

I drank water all day and night and could not belive on the 6th day that I was positive - one relapse and one dirty urine test.
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I am 56 YRS old 5'1" & 135 lbs & I broke my ribs a month ago. I was already taking hydrocodone but after breaking my ribs I have taken 1 - 10mg oxycodone pill for a month & may have a lab test done in 8 days. I am not taking them now but I will only be off the oxycodone for 8 days. Hopefully it will be an in house drug test at my doctors office but I don't know. Does anyone know if it will be out of my system by then for a urine test ?

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It's funny because I used to literally take 15 to 20 oxycodone 30 mg pills per day and would always come up negative for opiates. So it is very believable that oxycodone does not show up on a standard urine test. Now if they send it to the lab that is a different story, but the panel tests seem to not detect the drug... Unless it is a test in which tests  for each type of opiate specifically.

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I have taken vicoden and Percocet on a regular basis and I always come up negative on drug tests. It all depends on how much you take. I am saying this from experience, if you take 10 a day then you might fail, but one or 2 here and there you will not fail!

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I was an avid user of opiates, mainly oc, 200mg a day or so, I am fit, thin, have an amazing metabolism and was 11 days clean when an at home panel test showed me positive for oxy, it depends on the test an opiate test and an oxy test are not the same. I had stopped marijuana around the same time and it was very faint fail, the oxy however was clear fail. On day 14 the weed was gone and the oxy was still there, faint but a clear fail. I say give it at least 20 days if you are on high doses. I think that large amounts daily over time take longer to get out of your system

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