How Long Does Percocet Stay In Your System?


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Joe Gilbert answered
It depends on the amount you take, but it is estimated, that Percocet stays in your system for around 72 hours. Percocet is a painkilling drug, that provides moderate to severe pain relief to users and is a mixture of oxycodene and acetaminophen. Percocet is a legal prescription drug and must only be taken under certain circumstances. This drug is the one, that must be prescribed by your doctor and, as is with all the drugs, you must read the label and only take the prescribed dosage. There are a number of side effects that you could suffer whilst or after taking Percocet.

As with many painkillers, Percocet can dull your reactions and your thinking process.  Therefore, performing tasks like operating heavy machinery, driving or intricate or skillful work may not be advisable whilst taking Percocet. As with many drugs, Percocet can be addictive so you must be careful when using it, and if someone else is using it, you must take care to ensure that they are not becoming addicted to it. An overdose of Percocet could be fatal, therefore, you should always stick to the recommended dosage. If you find that Percocet is not providing you with the required amount of pain relief, consult your doctor and he or she may provide you with stronger painkillers or advise an alternative course of therapy.

On no account, should you increase the amount of Percocet without the doctor's advise. It is suggested, that around 72 hours is the time that the drug Percocet stays in your system, before it is flushed out through urine, with about eight glasses of water needed to prevent constipation. If you are taking a drugs test, or performing any other task in which you need to be drug free, four days should cover it.
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Anonymous answered
Percocet contains acetaminophen and oxycodone and is narcotic analgesic and is used to treat mild to moderate pain. Oxycodone is opioid derivative and being narcotic analgesic, this drug can cause addiction. Percocet can be tested positive in blood for 12 hour, in urine for one day and in hair follicles for 30 days.
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Brock Samson answered
3 to 6 days depending on your metabolism and if you were taking the medication before those "two" you mentioned.
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Anonymous answered
I tested positive for codeine after taking percocet. After some research I found that in rare cases when oxycodone is taken with acetaminophen, it will produce the same metabolites as codeine. Since percocet is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen, there is a small potential for testing dirty for codeine for up to 96 hours after use.
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Anonymous answered
A typical ua in a pain management clinic, how far back does the test go back, like a week 2 weeks? Month?

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