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How long does percocet stay in your system for a urine drug test?

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DzooBaby 23 Jan 2013

It is detectable on an average of 3-5 days so you should be ok. Drinking water doesnt flush drugs from your system though-only time will do so. Drinking water will only flush electrolytes out of your body. If your urine is too dilute, some places wont take it as an adequate specimen.

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yames61 7 Sep 2012

2 weeks

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laslaman 15 March 2012

This is a great question. I was 48 hours from date of refill, was rashoning because I was told by my doctor that if I needed too, I could take an additional half. I did so when I attended Physical Therapy for my back. I take 10-325 4 times a day. My prescription is a one month prescription. I called into the doctors office on a Monday to let them know I had one tablet left and needed to have a refill. Wednesday would be 30 days. Told to come in first to sign document in order to get refill. Took half tablet Monday, and other half Tuesday morning. Had a ride take me Wednesday to sign doc since can't drive with back disability. Surprise urine test first time in 9 months. Friday was told my urine was clean and that the doctor was dropping me as patient. I was stunned. After further inquirery, they said if I took it Tuesday it should be in my urine Wednesday. I explained it was only half tab taken last 2 days... they were told I was down to last one.


So, if I took half a tab Monday, and half a tab at 7am Tuesday and tested at 11am Wednesday... why didn't it show? I have never had such a problem in the 25 years I have been on pain meds for my back. They said they know I didn't tamper with urine... they indicated I wasn't really taking them. It was odd that it happened after my last visit with the doctor in which I spoke to him about his inappropriate remarks.

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Gabberz 18 May 2012

I had the same problem, my pain doctors just didn't give me enough pain medicine to get me through the month then I would be in agony till my next appointment when I ran out. It's very hard I understand the doctors issues but if it wasn't for these druggies wanting to score medication they wouldn't make it so difficult for us in chronic pain. I took my meds on Wednesday and had an appt first thing Friday morning and it was still already out of my system.

Inactive 30 May 2011

Depending on use, dose, sensitivity of the test, and metabolic rate of the person, between 3 and 8 days.

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kambiny 16 Aug 2011

Its actually only 12-24 hours for percocet other opiates can take 24-72 hours

Inactive 17 Aug 2011

Some tests are so sensitive they will pick them up for 3 to 8 days, have had it happen myself, the only reason I say this larger time frame is for those who will have to have their tests sent to a lab, or are at a pain management dr and his tests are sensitive and may pick up meds the person took when they ran out of their prescription. I would hate to see an otherwise good employee lose their job because they took a friend's percocet for a bad headache, or a pain management patient who ran out or lost theirs and took something else and will get dropped from their dr.

Goldengirl7 7 Nov 2011

This is true, know from personal experience. I took only four 10mgs over a spand of 3 days. 7 days after I took them, I did a home drug test and tested positive for oxycodone. I suggest if you have to take a drug test within 10 days AFTER taking percocet, DON'T take it at all. Everyone's body & metabolism is different. free discount card

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