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Do Percocet And Vicodin Show Up The Same In A Drug Test?

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Samantha Mitchell Profile
Percocet and Vicodin are two different drugs. The advanced technology involved in drug tests today means that they will show up as two different drugs. If you are taking Percocet or Vicodin that has been prescribed by a doctor then you have no reason to worry about taking the drug test. Take the prescription with you to prove that you have been advised to take the drugs.

Percocet is a painkiller that contains a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Oxycodone is in a group of drugs that are referred to as narcotic pain relievers. Acetaminophen is a much less potent pain reliever but is a drug that increases the effects of oxycodone. Percocet is taked to help relieve moderate to severe pain. It is a drug that can cause side effects that may impair your reactions and thinking. This means that when taking Percocet you should be wary of doing anything that requires you to be very awake or alert, like driving. Taking Percocet with alcohol can increase your risk of liver damage so avoid doing so while on the prescription. Percocet can be habit forming and should only be taken by the person to which it was prescribed, so make sure you keep it in a secure place.

Vicodin is also a painkiller that comes in tablet form. It contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Like oxycodone, hydrocodone is also within the group of drugs called narcotic pain killers. Vicodin is used in a similar fashion to Percocet to help relieve moderate and severe pain. It should never be shared with another person, particularly someone who has a history of drug addiction, as it is a highly habit-forming drug. If a doctor is recommended Vicodin to you then you should let them know if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease or if you drink over three alcoholic drinks a day. This could mean that you will need to be prescribed an alternative painkiller.
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denise goodwin answered
Nucynta (tapentadol) is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. It is similar to morphine. If the drug test is specifically looking for this drug it will show, however just a general drug test for opiates will just show the opiate factor nit the actual drug. So in fact they will show the same for the opiate factor not for the specific drug.
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Anonymous answered
In a standard 5 panel drug test (pre-employment) no. They only test for natural opiates , such as morphine and codeine. They CAN detect vicodin and percoset BUT they have to specifically test for them. This is widely unknown. Most people who have no knowledge of it at all will swear up and down that this is wrong, but ive researched this multiple times, and no, synthetic opioids will not test positive for natural opiates.
thanked the writer.
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armedia williams commented
Drug testing has been upgraded and does not define as natural opiates just opiates which until the compounds are brokendown more specifically synthetic or not test positive as the same
Krystal DeLaRosa Profile
Yes, they will both show up as opiates.
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Lin Tort answered
Yes and No,
Percocet  is Oxycodone, individual panel for many multi panel drug tests. But  recent use of oxycodone may leave enough morphine in the body to be detected like opiate. Opiate test /panel look for  codeine, morphine, and 6-acetyl-morphine (6-AM). Heroin breaks down into codeine and morphine. Codeine breaks down into morphine. 6-AM is a heroin metabolite, metabolized to morphine.
So you MAY fail positiv for oxycodone and opiates in the same test ,only from Percocet.
For Nucynta I don't think to repeat Denise , will add only, Tapentadol MAY show positive for opiates.
But false positive samples from the screening test can be negative on the GC/MS confirmation test and test can tell the difference between chemically similar drugs or  drugs from medications.
Many laboratory run both , but the test for example its for a new job .. Many company (order the test) doesn't pay for conformation in case of fail positive. So its generally best to notify them before the test that you have a prescription and this "positive" can be excused .
Charliecharlie Jonesjones Profile

Percocet and Vicodin both are the different drugs. Both have their own attributes and their self. The main difference in the opioid ingredients in these two drugs, hydrocodone, and oxycodone is the strength. Oxycodone is considered to be more potent than hydrocodone. So Percocet is powerful than Vicodin. But we use both as a painkiller medicine.

tracy deines Profile
tracy deines answered
It also depends on what kind of drug test is ordered. It will usually show up for 48-72 hrs after the last dose taken
Arthur Craig Profile
Arthur Craig answered
Stays in your system for three days..... Flush Kit to rid body of toxins and stop using the dope....Good Luck!!!!!
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Anonymous answered
Does percocet abd vicodin show up the same on a drug test? Also is there a cut off point before you fail the drug test?
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Anonymous answered
If I took one and a half vicodin today and am already prescribed percocet and oxicotin and my probation officer knows I am on these will the vicodin come up different

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