Tuesday July 29th 2014

Does hydrocodone show up on drug tests?

Got a drug test coming up for school or work?

Here we review basic information on hydrocodone drug tests including detection times, cutoff levels and the most frequent types of tests used. Please leave us your questions about hydrocodone use or testing below. We respond to all questions and comments personally and if we cannot answer your questions … we will direct you to the help/resources that you need.

Hydrocodone detection

Drugs have certain detection windows, or amounts of time that they are detected in your system after you take them. These detection times are general estimations of ingestion and evidence drug use and usually do not determine amount or chronic use of a drug like hydrocodone.

Furthermore, prescription drugs like hydrocodone are eliminated from the system at different rates and thus detectable for different periods of time, often long after the drug’s effect has worn off. And drug tests differ in their sensitivity. For example, hydrocodone detection time in urine is about 2-4 days (on the safe side), while hydrocodone can be detected in the hair for up to 3 months after your last pill. Most commercial drug tests for hydrocodone, however, detect hydrocodone in the urine for 6-24 hours after last use.

Hydrocodone cutoff levels

Drug testing determines the positive or negative presence of a specified amount of a drug or its metabolite in urine, blood or an alternative specimen. There is a minimum measurement applied to drug testing so that only traces of a drug or its metabolite above a specified level is reported as positive. This measure is known as a “cut-off level,” and it varies for each drug.

Therefore, a drug’s cutoff level or “screening threshold” is the level at which your tester thinks that the substance is in your system. Most cutoff levels are expressed in nanograms per milliliter (ng/ML). In lab test results of 10-panel urine drug screen for the U.S. government, for example, opiates such as hydrocodone have cutoff levels of:

  • 2000ng EMIT
  • 2000ng GCMS

Types of hydrocodone drug tests

The most frequently used hydrocodone drug test is urinalysis. Current blood or urine tests for hydrocodone only determine whether the drug been used in the last few hours or days.

Positive drug testing for hydrocodone

Several drugs and substances cross react in drug tests for opiates such as NSAIDs efavirenz, chlorpromazine, rifampin, fluoroquinolones,dextromentheorphan or even poppy seeds and quinine in tonic water. These cross reactions can make some drug tests for hydrocodone unreliable. This is why many testing centers screen exclusively for hydrocodone in the urine and have specific procedures for follow up testing. But what can you do if you test positive for hydrocodone and have not been using it recreationally?

Drug screen results are not always clear cut in their interpretation. This is why drug testing centers should use confirmatory tests, especially after an initial positive screen. If an initial screen and confirmation test are both positive, usually a licensed medical doctor who specializes in substance abuse will review your results. It is possible that medical or other reasons may influence your drug test result such as recent surgery, medications or medical discharge.

In fact, doctors should always look for a medically acceptable reason for the result and make clinical determinations on more information than a single test result.  Doctors should also not assume that you are abusing hydrocodone, although the addiction potential Vicodin or other drugs with hydrocodone is relatively high.  In many cases, if you are using medications as prescribed, the test may be reported as negative. But in other cases, you may need to contest a false positive test result through a standard protocol.

Hydrocodone drug testing questions

Do you have questions about hydrocodone drug testing? Please leave them below. We’ll be happy to respond to you personally.

Reference sources: Alcohol and Drug Screens: A GUIDE TO THE INTERPRETATION AND EFFECTIVE USE OF SCREENS FOR SUBSTANCES OF ABUSE
Pacific Northwest National Library Article on tests for drug abuse and dependence
State of Virginia information on substance abuse testing

 

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361 Responses to “Does hydrocodone show up on drug tests?
Cathy
9:25 pm November 4th, 2011

can the doctor tell by a urine sample if you are taking too much vicodin?

7:21 pm November 5th, 2011

Hi Cathy. Yes, urine testing for hydrocodone can detect if you are taking Vicodin as prescribed, or not. See the section above about cut-off levels.

Stephanie
3:25 am December 20th, 2011

If you use Vicodin daily, can you have a urine drug screen that comes up positive for opiates and negative for acetaminophen?

7:19 pm December 21st, 2011

It seems like whomever was tested may actually be taking something different (harder drugs…oxycodone, morphine, heroin?) because it does not make logical sense to test positive for opiates but negative for acetaminopohen if you are taking Vicodin daily. But perhaps you can ask the drug screening facility directly?

MRW
7:37 pm January 12th, 2012

My husband tested negative twice for use of Hydrocodone and I see him take his medication often. How is this possible? The doctor said that there is no way that the test could be incorrect; especially since taken twice. How can this be? Also, he had blood work done for a life insurance policy which we received a copy of the results for. Is there something on the lab report that would indicate usage of Hydrocodone?

6:52 pm January 13th, 2012

Hi MRW. Is your husband taking hydrocodone with a prescription? If he’s taking as prescribed, even if it’s in his system, and the testing lab knows about the prescription, the test will come back “negative”, meaning, no misuse. I am not sure if insurance companies use blood tests to screen for drugs. That would be a question for the insurance company directly.

Michelle
12:37 am January 17th, 2012

I have taken norco 10-325mg 2-3times a day per prescription, and i didn’t take it today. I had a urine test at my doctor’s office this afternoon, and it came back negative. My doc told me that he would send my urine to the lab. Do you think it can happen?

4:49 pm January 17th, 2012

Hi Michelle. If you are taking pain medication as prescribed, the medical officer who supervises the results will most likely register the regular use as “normal” and the drug screen will come back “negative”. Does this help?

Shannon
4:17 pm January 27th, 2012

I am prescribed 3-4 lortab 10mg a day as needed. My doctor has me take a urine drug screen and urinalysis weekly. The urine drug screen is positive for the medication I am prescribed. He has claimed according to the urinalysis, that my medicine level isn’t where it should be. I do not know what this means. Is there anything to prove him wrong? What can affect the way my body is metabolizing this medicine? Now he is claiming the lortab is not in my system. I take 3-4 lortabs a day. I have suggested to him I could video myself swallowing the medication.

12:02 pm January 28th, 2012

Hi Shannon. Thanks for your question. I do not know what your doctor means, either. Does he mean that your medicine levels test high or low for what you are prescribed? Metabolism is a very complex process, which is affected by personal parameters such as your size, BMI, other medications you are taking…even what you eat. I think that you need to clarify what he means, and how you should be taking Lortab, if not as you are prescribed. Just call your doctor on the phone – you have a right to know what he means!

Shannon
8:29 pm January 28th, 2012

My doctor started off 6 weeks ago with a urine drug screen to see if the lortab I am prescribed “is” in my system, and then he claims to be testing the “levels” of the lortab with a urinalysis. He is claiming that my levels are extremely lower than they should be. I physically swallow 3-4 lortabs a day so I am not sure why the doctor is claiming the opiate is not showing up on the urinalysis at the “level” is should be.

The problem I am having is I want to know where are the levels supposed to be? I do not have a baseline so to speak as to what my individual levels are suppose to be. I have taken 6 urine drug screens & urinalysis administered at the doctor’s office weekly. I asked if my diet, or the fact that my urine was visibly clear (once) would affect the “level” of medicine and this office claimed no. I have also stated that I feel these allegations are a false truth. I have also asked if they could perform a blood drug screen to test the levels of medicine in my system over the last few months, they stated blood drug screens are not accurate. I did contact the Attorney General’s office because of all of these shenanigans.

Dee
9:15 pm January 30th, 2012

Do Vicodin and Vicodin Es show up as the same drug on a urine lab screening? Thank YOU.

3:53 pm February 3rd, 2012

Hi Dee. The main ingredient detected in both Vicodin and Vicodin ES is hydrocodone. So, yes. Both Vicodin and Vicodin ES show up as hydrocodone or its metabolites.

brooke
5:09 pm February 9th, 2012

will a vicodin i took 36 hours ago show up in a drug test? (urine test)

lisa
1:39 am February 10th, 2012

what is the level supposed to be if you take 3 lortab tens a day? Is it 300 or 370? Is it different in each state?

I really need to know asap.

1:07 pm February 10th, 2012

Hi Brooke. It depends on how many Vicodins you have taken (one dose or chronic), as well as some personal details that contribute to drug metabolism. If this was a one-time dose, it is unlikely that the hydrocodone will show up on a drug screen. But please update us and let us know. Also, if you are taking Vicodin with a prescription, just take the doctor’s note to the testing center, and a positive test will be waived for medical use.

Jeff
2:38 am February 13th, 2012

I use hydrocodone for my back. I at the time didnt have a prescription well I was tested by my employer from psychemedics hair test. My last pill was a couple days before that. It came back positive, anyways i was told i would have another test in 90 days and sure enough they gave me a test at exactly 90 days. Would it test positive from previous? I didnt have any hydrocodone during that 90 day period or a haircut and it did come back positive. Is 90 days suffiecient time to give someone a test again.

1:08 pm February 14th, 2012

Hi Jeff.

Thanks for your questions.

Hair follicle testing can confirm the presence of opiates 3-6 months after use minimum. Hair specimens allow drug testing centers to obtain a similar specimen days after collection of an original specimen. So, perhaps you have been tested positive by both tests due to the detection window for testing. In other words, you may have tested positive twice for the same period.

Hair testing offers a long term “historical” look at drug exposure over a period of months. Double check with the testing service, and see if they can isolate the past 6 weeks from the first 6 weeks. Also, environmental contamination and hair color bias for certain drugs is of concern, so check this for a possible false negative.

FYI, the accuracy of the different types of tests for samples of hair, urine, blood, etc. is generally the same. However, the detection time span is quite different within the different mediums.

Jack
1:13 pm February 14th, 2012

On a 5 panel DOT drug screen is Hydrocodone tested? I look all over the Internet and its 50% yes and 50% no. I asked two pharmacists and one said yes and one said no. I was told it doesn’t break down into morphine so no, the other said its an opiate so yes. As you can see, I’m very annoyed at the fact that nobody seems know, even so called professionals. Can you please let me know if this is actually tested for? Specifically 45304N DOT Drug Panel w/ts and 35304N NIDA 5 panel w/nit. Your help would be very much appreciated! Thank you!!!

2:32 pm February 14th, 2012

Hi Jack. I can understand your confusion. Hydrocodone is technically an “opioid” and not an “opiate”. From what I understand, hydrocodone would NOT be included in a standard 5 panel DOT drug screen. Opiates included in this type of test include morphine, codeine, and heroin.

For additional clarification, you can contact Mark Snider about DOT drug testing standards at 202 366 3784. Reference: http://www.dot.gov/odapc/documents/Part%2040DOT5-PanelNotice.pdf

lee
8:10 pm February 21st, 2012

If I took liquid hydrocodone 7.5mg over a 2 day span will it show on a hair follicle test?

11:33 am February 22nd, 2012

Hi Lee. Thanks for your question. Hair follicle tests for opiates are very precise and accurate. Hair testing can detect drug use, frequency and doseage down to the day. So, I would think that the answer to your question is most likely: Yes. Liquid hydrocodone will be detected on a hair follicle test.

Jen
9:21 pm March 1st, 2012

Hi there…I found out I will be taking a hair drug test just 3 days ago. One week ago before I found out I was going to take this drug test I had a severe back pain my dad gave me hydrocodone tablets he had prescribed to him. I took them for 4 days only. I was wondering if because of this I will now fail my hair drug test? I took them for less than 1 week, I do know they go up to 90 days detected but what if you only used it for 4 days? Thanks for any info.

12:17 pm March 2nd, 2012

Hi Jen. Hair tests are very accurate, and can detect not only use, but frequency and amount of use. Hair tests cannot detect very recent drug use but do detect use that has occurred between (approximately) 10 and 90 days prior to the test (depending on the length of the hair).

If I were you, I would self-report the drug use and seek appropriate administrative channels to avoid negative consequences (loss of job, parole violations, etc.).

sKIP
12:29 am March 3rd, 2012

Test 45304N DOT DRUG PANEL W/ts. I just took a random drug test yesterday and now Im being called into work a 1/2 hr early on Monday. I had buprenorphin ( subutex) in my system. This number was on the front of the test form(45304N DOT DRUG PANEL w%

5:07 am March 3rd, 2012

Hi sKIP. When was the last time that you took opiates? What type of opiates were you taking and how much and how often?

sKIP
1:27 pm March 3rd, 2012

I havent takin any opiates in over 3 years. I only take the buprenorphine . Do you know actually what 45304N DOT DRUG PANEL W/TS tests for .. I know opiates will not show up because I havent takin any in a long time. Its the subutex I’m worried about.

8:24 am March 4th, 2012

Hi sKIP. I think that the test the you refenced is the standard DOT 5 panel. This test covers THC, cocaine, amphetamines, PCP and metabolites of the following opiates: heroin, morphine, codeine. Here is more info on the 5 panel standard

http://www.dot.gov/odapc/documents/Part%2040DOT5-PanelNotice.pdf

But to be sure, you can always call the testing center anonymously and pose the question directly to them.

Rob
1:55 am March 5th, 2012

Does a doctor test for drugs in a annual check up? I have taken hydrocodone recently and I have an appointment soon.

8:06 am March 5th, 2012

Hi Rob. No, not that I know of. Doctors don’t usually order drug screens unless you are on an opiate treatment program, or if they need to diagnose possible overdose. In my experience, blood and urine screens used during physical exams check for cholesterol or signs of infection/disease. If you want to be sure, call your doctor’s office and ask the office administrators what happens during a physical. You have a patient right to know!

distressed girl
7:58 pm March 5th, 2012

I’ve got a serious problem that’s causing me a lot of stress. About 6 wks ago I accidentally took one of my mom’s hydrocodones from her pill box. I meant to get her Ibuprofen and would have been none the wiser if I hadn’t gotten incredibly nauseous and dizzy shortly after taking it. My mom quickly realized I’d taken the hydrocodone.

Well after being unemployed for 3 months, I accepted a great job offer which required me to take a hair follicle drug test on Thursday of last week. I know the drug will show up and now I’m afraid I’m going to lose the job.

Should I tell the MRO the truth or will I automatically be reported to the employer as positive since it wasn’t mine? I have old vicodins from a few years ago and was debating telling them that I took some of those instead. That way I can furnish a prescription for those. So worried. Please help.

sKIP
1:17 am March 6th, 2012

ok well its been 3 days and my company has not mentioned anything about the drug test. I guess I passed. So heres some good information for someone taking subutex or suboxone. If you have to take a random drug test and all you takin are either of these 2 drugs. It will not show up on a drug test from Quest with the number 45304N DOT DRUG PANEL W/TS on the front form.

4:14 am March 6th, 2012

Hi distressed girl. We always advocate honesty when dealing with drug screens. Although this is your decision, honesty is the best way to move forward in life, even if it means temporary loss.

nikki
4:12 pm March 20th, 2012

hi my name is nikki and my doc gave me a drug test for my hydros and it came back negative but i take them 3 to 4 times a day ? i dont understand ?

4:12 am March 21st, 2012

Hi nikki. If you are taking hydrocodone as prescribed, your doctor will factor in the dosage to your drug screen. In other words, you will only test positive for hydrocodone misuse when you take RX hydros and are taking more than you should. Does this make sense?

dany
6:31 am March 22nd, 2012

I have an urgent question as I have court tomorrow morning! I have been taking Norcos and Somas for a while now. I have positive urine tests (5 and 7 panel) for opiates. Would these tests be testing me separately for Norcos? I don’t see it on the results just positive for opiates. Are Norcos opioids and therefore wouldn’t show up as an opiate? I’m confused please help!!

12:04 pm March 26th, 2012

Hi Dany. Technically, yes. Norco is an opioid. More specifically, the hydrocodone in Norco is an opioid analgesic. The Narcotics/Opiates/Opioids class of drugs that appear on 5 and 7 panel drug screen typically confirm the presence of up to 20 metabolites/analytes of this class of drug appear on the test. The test results will simply show “POSITIVE” or “NEGATIVE” for opiates and do not show metabolite type (drug name) or amount of drug in the system.

Jen
2:44 pm March 27th, 2012

Hi I have a question. I take hydrocodone as prescribed by my doctor. I take 4 a day. He did a drug screen last month and at my visit he told me it came back clean and told me that because it came back clean he thinks I am selling them and will no longer prescribe me medication. Is there anything I can do?

4:03 am March 28th, 2012

Hi Jen. Did you lower or reduce dosage before you were drug screened?

Jen
2:35 pm March 28th, 2012

My family and I had a really bad flu bug and I told him when I went in that I did not take my meds for a few days because I could not keep anything down. That was the day he did the test and I didn’t find out until this month. I have been with this doctor for about 4 years and I go in every month.

5:08 am March 29th, 2012

Hi Jen. Well, the best recourse that you may have in this situation is to find another prescribing doctor. Does that sound right to you?

Tina
6:54 pm April 7th, 2012

Can a urine test tell the difference between vicodin and norcos?

benny
11:00 pm April 8th, 2012

Hi. Urgent question… I have a probation test tomorrow morning that will probably be tested on an EMIT machine. Saturday night I thought it was a good idea to take 3 norco 10s. Dumb. Tomorrows Monday so if I go at 8 I will have 36 hours under my belt. Do u think ill be ok?

3:25 am April 9th, 2012

Hi Benny. We always recommend being honest about drug use to probation officers BEFORE testing. Honesty shows a willingness to change. Are you ready to change or are you content to cross your fingers and hope that breaking your probation will go undetected?

4:09 am April 9th, 2012

Hi Tina. From what I understand, urine drug screens are the least precise of all drug screens. They cannot show quantities of frequency of use, but report with positive or negative drug use, in this case for opioids or opiates. So, no, a urine screen for hydrocodone metabolites is not precise enough to determine the difference between Vicodin or Norco.

Why do you ask?

Tina
6:39 am April 9th, 2012

I am perscribed vicodin. I had went out of town and forgot my meds at home, and my sister gave me two of her norcos. I am currently a temp at my job and will soon be getting hired on and will have to do a drug screen. So, I was curious as if they would be able to tell the difference.

8:14 am April 9th, 2012

Hi Tina. Thanks for explaining more. You should probably be OK as long as you are taking the prescriptions as prescribed. Then, you can present either a copy of the prescription from your doctor, medical records or the medicine container with the appropriately labeled prescription (or the label from the container) to the Medical Review Officer (MRO) in charge of the test. This way, if you are using the pain killers within therapeutic levels, your drug screen will show NEGATIVE.

art
5:19 pm April 10th, 2012

I haven’t worked in almost 2 years and lost my last few jobs due to medical issues from my time in service that have got worse the last few years. i’m being seen by neurology, pain clinic, and more at the VA. the question is how do i get employment and keep it with the medications i’m on and lack of mobility. i have days were i can barely move and days i can’t move. i have issues with falling as well.
My medications are:hydrocodone 10/ acetaminophen 325mg 4 times a day, morphine 30mg 3 times a day, amitriptyline 150mg a day, cyclobenzaprine 10mg 3 times a day. additional meds are albuterol inhaler, omeprazole, ranitidine, and i also take mens one a day health formula.
if it helps my injuries are right wrist, right shoulder, neck, LBP into legs, both knees, right ankle, left heel. i might have missed something but you get the picture.

1:14 pm April 11th, 2012

Hi Art. I’d stay away from any physical labor, if possible. You’ll be able to pass pre-employment drug screens if you present your medical record or prescriptions to the Medical Review Officer before you test. But in terms of career guidance, you may want to contact your local social services to see what resources are available. You sound able and eager to work, but you just need to find the right match.

Does this help?

art
4:18 pm April 11th, 2012

yes thank you.
since i was a teen i’ve been a workhorse. my previous jobs were many automotive and diesel so i wanted make sure if i try getting employment in that field but office settting i would not be wasting the companies time and money.
I just like letting people know reasons for my questions and thoughts.

Thank you again

nervous
4:32 pm April 11th, 2012

Hi…my husband took 3 vicodin about 2 weeks ago and now has a hair follicle drug test within the next couple of days. This wasn’t his prescription! Will he test positive, or because he only took a few will he be ok?
Thanks!

BuddyD
12:08 am April 12th, 2012

I have been on Oxycontin 10mg twice a day, and a breakthrough drug called Oxycodone (which causes headaches on occasion), I have been using them as directed, but hated the headaches from the Oxycodone, so I used some old Vicodin (6 months older) on a couple occasions lately.
Because I have to see my pain management Doctor, they usually give a simple urine test, I think they mainly see for cocaine and other street drugs, but I’m not sure. MY QUESTION is since I took some Vicodin in place of the Oxycodone, will the Vicodin show up or will it just come up as an Opiate only?? PLEASE ANSWER ASAP

BuddyD
12:09 am April 12th, 2012

I have a fractured L-5 and sciatica for reason I take those Opiates!

3:22 am April 12th, 2012

Hi Buddy. Thanks for your question. Urine drug screens normally test for the presence of certain classes of medications without detailing the exact metabolites. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are in the same class of medications (opiate derivatives called opioids) and would show up as the same type of drug. But, you might want to disclose the Vicodin use to your doctor and inform your doctor that you were trying it out to avoid the oxycodone side effects…that’s important diagnostic information. Each doctor does view medication dosing individually, so you’ll have to feel it out. But I always think that honesty is the best policy.

Buddyd
6:45 am April 12th, 2012

Dear addiction blog or anyone else who’d like to respond.

Thank you for the honesty, I thought I’d wait to see if indeed she will bring that up first. She (My Pain management Doctor first), I personally don’t like Vicodin either because of too much Tylenol (bad for your Liver).
So I will either ask for something different for a breakthrough drug, other then Oxycodone or Vicodin. If not I may ask for 2 of the 20mg Oxycontin instead of just the 10mg 2x a day, and skip the breakthrough all together!.
I would not be lying, I will confess that I did try that (Vicodin), but was concerned with the Tylenol, I will have to feel it out and try to discern how it goes, thanks Buddy
PS: WHATEVER HAPPENS i WON’T TAKE VICODIN ANYWAY!

2:17 pm April 12th, 2012

Hi nervous. From what I understand, single one-time doses of Vicodin are more difficult to detect than long term chronic use in hair follicle exams. Can you husband self-report the Vicodin use before the test? What kinds of consequences does he face?

john
6:24 pm April 16th, 2012

if i stoped taking hydrocodone 18 days before i took a pain management urine lab test will i be ok

john
6:37 pm April 16th, 2012

I took ten to twelve 7.5 hydrocone within a week ,I start pain management in 18 days ,,I was told I will be tested when I come in and they send out the urine test to a lab ,,I havent taken anything in the last 18 days ,,my question is will I be ok? and will they be able to detect it or will it be out of my system in the 18 days,thanks

BB2012
8:55 pm April 16th, 2012

Hi, I have a drug test on June 7,2012. I have been taking Hydrocodone for the past 4 months. I want to know will show in my drug test positive for that. As of today i stop taking them so that i can have some clean time. Please if anyone knows please let me know.

Jess
3:24 am April 22nd, 2012

Hi there:
I’m very concerned with the drug testing I’m recieving in my pain mgmt. Ofc… For 6mos now, I have been told that I have had in-office urine results coming back as “None Detected” & just yesterday my doctor refused to fill my meds for 7days &only gave me Norco 10′s T.I.D. (I am on a 72hr 25mcg/hr Gen. Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone 15mg 4x’s/d PRN, Soma 350mg BID/ Adderall XR 40mg &IR 20mg Q.D., &Xanax ER 2mg/1mg IR Q.D.) … I went on a trip to OHIO 2wks ago &lost all my meds/luggage. I called in my heart meds (HCTZ 25mg. Lisinopril 40mg. Gen Norvasc 5mg) &that’s all that I’v had since April 5th. I let office kno this happened since it was Lost &not Stolen (couldn’t do police report for replacement). She has been my doctor for past 7+yrs &this framing me as a liar has really shaken my foundation of trust w/her. I want to call on Monday to say I want n apology when send out lab comes back. Wld love to hear 3rd party P.O.V. before this bold, audacious demand… PS. I removed my last patch just b4 showering for office visit… Thanks ahead of time

Tony
1:41 pm April 26th, 2012

Hi, I know this isn’t an oxycodone blog but this site seemed to be wry useful and figured I’d see if you could help out. My doctor has ordered a drug urine test for me to prescribe me oxycodone. I haven’t taken the test yet. I can go to the lab anytime and get it done. Preferably sooner than later. He said it is just to see if I am taking illegal substances and to check if I’m abusing any other drugs not prescribed to me and the main thing is to see that I am taking my medication and not selling it on the streets. I know this isn’t a “he doesn’t trust me” issue it is just to protect both of us. Well, my question is: I have had to take extra to relieve my pain and have not confronted him about the dosage yet. When I take the test is he going to check that there is more in my system than should be? I know every body is different but I would hate to willingly screw myself over. Does he only check that it’s in my system and that other drugs are NOT? Or does he take it to the next level and try to see if I take too much? Thank you do much in advance.

james
1:19 pm April 27th, 2012

I’m taking hydrocodone 10 mg presricption,been on them for two years pretty amune to them ,twisted my ankle real bad three days ago,so have been taking two more than what the bottle says to ,had a accident and had to take a post accident drug screen today ,will it fail me for taking more than prescribed?

james
1:24 pm April 27th, 2012

there 10-650 not 10 mg

5:49 pm April 27th, 2012

Hi Tony. Thanks for your question. Doctors use drug tests to both screen for other drugs of use outside of your prescription, as well as monitor prescription use. If you’re using too much, they will be able to tell. And if you’re not taking enough, they assume that you are selling it. Do you have a pain management agreement or contract set up with your doctor yet?

Tony
11:24 pm April 27th, 2012

Thanks for the answer it was exactly what I trying to find out. It is unfortunate that he can see these things seeing as I am not doing it for kicks. I have signed an agreement but sadly I have not a copy though I should’ve asked for it.

12:38 am April 30th, 2012

Hi James. Yes, it is possible that with very recent use at twice the dosage, you can fail a drug screen for prescription hydrocodone use. Please let us know how it goes.

terry
5:04 pm May 4th, 2012

I take Loretab 10 3x day I had a 10 Panel drug test will this check my levels or just show it in my system I do have a prescription for this has a have had my backbroke in 3 places and have several disc issues in both back and neck I want to keep working and wonderef if. work will allow this per my levels.

concernedhubby
3:10 am May 5th, 2012

My wife is prescribed lortab 5 4x/day. Dr requested blood test. If she takes remaining 4 pills prior to test will levels be ok. She hasn’t taken them as her bottle was lost.

Cee87
4:50 am May 7th, 2012

Hi, if someone takes hydrocodone for a few months, only maybe 10mg a night before bed, will this make the detection time in a urine test extremely long? If use is stopped 4-5 days in advance, and acompanied with excercise and lots of water, should it be out of system? I read that even if it is used for a long period of time, it still is eliminated from the body in a few days if usage is stopped because supposadly it is one of the quicker medications when it comes to elimination from the body

Jasmine
6:03 pm May 7th, 2012

I just had a urine drug test for Percocet to make sure I was taking it and not selling it. I had taken a few more than what I am prescribed, as I’m supposed to take no more than 4 a day but I always save a couple from every refill just in case I’m having a bad day as sometimes the pain can be greater and even if I take the medication it doesn’t always seem to work.. Anyway, I had took 8 on Friday, Saturday and 6 Sunday, 2 Monday morning and the test was at 1pm that same Monday. I didn’t know I was going to get tested or I wouldn’t have taken that many the days before.. I don’t take any other illegal drugs so I’m not worried about that but I’m wondering if they’re just going to check to make sure it’s in my system or if they will be able to see I took more than I was supposed to. I was too afraid to ask but the way they said it was they just needed to make sure it was in my system and I told them I had JUST taken 2 a couple hours before the test. So I guess my question is will they just test to see if it’s there or can they tell that I took more than I should have? (sorry for the long story)

1:24 pm May 9th, 2012

Hi Terry. Most multiple drug screen panels are designed to test for the PRESCENCE of the drug or drug metabolites in the system, and do not detects AMOUNTS of these drugs, other than “above” or “below” POSITIVE VS NEGATIVE thresholds. Also, be sure to present your prescription to the Medical Review Officer in charge of the test, and your results will most certainly show NEGATIVE as long are you are taking the Lortab as prescribed.

Rita
5:46 am May 10th, 2012

I’m fighting for custody of my sisters kids. Mind you I didn’t know she was going to have them removed from the home. My hair follicle test is voluntary, recommended by my attorney. I’ve researched hair follicle test and read the comments above but I really need a specific answer. I don’t remember when but a month ago or sometime in the last three months I took one lortab 10 one day and another the next day. So two pills in two days, is that going to register and does it exceed the cut off level? How much does one pill equal in nano grams or metabolites?

cindy
11:18 am May 10th, 2012

I am on oxycodone 160 miligrams a day, I also am on 80 mil. of lasix an prednisone among a bunch of other meds. my doctor did a urine and said it came back showing they oxy were not in my urine , this is not possible as I take my meds and prior to this I just got out of the hospital after a 6 day inpatient for asthma, I asked them to take a blood test and they said they couldnt. now they have thrown me out I have been with this clinic for 35 years now I cant find a doctor to take me cause this is in my medical record. Do they have the right to put this in my med. record and does the urine test fall under lab. work. thanks for your reply

12:12 pm May 10th, 2012

Hi concernedhubby. Doctors test people who are on pain medications in order to make sure that they are:

1. Taking the prescription as written, and not abusing the drugs.
2. Taking the prescription as written, and not trying to sell the drugs to others.

Did you wife report the Rx missing when it was first lost? This may be the best way to continue treatment. Also, how long has she been seeing the same doctor?

12:34 pm May 10th, 2012

Hello Cee87. We cannot suggest ways for people to avoid drug screen detection. Instead, we suggest honest action and admission of prescription drug use.

1:14 pm May 10th, 2012

Hi Cindy. You might want to make an appeal and ask for a hair sample test, which can detected oxycodone in your system for 90 days or more…but it may be at your own expense.

I am not sure if doctors put drug screen results in medical records. And I’m not sure where urine based drug screens would be categorized within a medical record.

1:20 pm May 10th, 2012

Hi Jasmine. Thanks for your question. But we need to know more about the drug screen in question in order to provide you with an answer. Some drug tests simply indicate POSITIVE or NEGATIVE use, while others can quantify the amount of oxycodone in your system.

Yles45
11:01 pm May 10th, 2012

i never take vicodin i took one tues about 11am and had a 5 panel dot non-rapid drug test on thurs about 2pm. should i be worried

BuddyD
12:09 am May 11th, 2012

I just wanted to fill many in that DO NOT get an OPIATE for pain at one Doctor, and get a breakthrough drug from another. ALL States are now passing laws so that whatever doctor you get pain pills from that are narcotic opiates, will be sent a file on ALL other places you may get your medication. If you are found out or think you have been, BE TRUTHFUL!! Just a heads up. Buddyd

matt
10:20 pm May 11th, 2012

I took two 2 vicodin on Tuesday at about 10 am. They were prescribed to me several months ago. I used them for the reason they were prescribed. I had a test on Friday at about 2pm. Is it likely I will test positive? I still have chronic back pain from a break and i requested a milder medication. I just had a flare up that day.

matt
10:21 pm May 11th, 2012

Also is it illegal?

licinda
8:42 pm May 13th, 2012

Can you quantify the level of Loratab 10 in a employment drug test or will the MRO person just ask for your prescription. I take 2/3 a day some days none some days extra due to chronic back pain I only do this when physical work is extremely hard on the job like lifting over 150 lbs.

4:12 pm May 14th, 2012

Hi Matt. You should test NEGATIVE for hydrocodone or opiates if you present your prescription to the Medical Review Officer (MRO) in charge of drug screen results and have been taking it within your prescription dosage limits. Call the testing center and ask that the prescription be included in your file.

Rita
4:29 am May 15th, 2012

I took my hair follicle Friday, guess I’ll keep you posted

Stephen
5:01 pm May 15th, 2012

Hi I was wondering my wife has to have a drug test done I believe it’s a 12 panel test and about 6 days ago she took 8 vicodin 7.5 one day due to breaking her finger in the door but shes not suppose to have them in her system will they be out by then

12:13 pm May 16th, 2012

Hi licinda. Most employment drug tests (which are urine based) will screen for MOST RECENT drug exposure. So as long as you present your prescription and test within the expected limits of that prescription, you should be OK.

michael
11:08 pm May 18th, 2012

is it possible after taking a hydrocodine pill that being tested 2 hours later it woul show up that you had cocain in your system

12:04 pm May 21st, 2012

Hello Michael. False-positive screening tests for cocaine are unlikely. Is there any way that the hydrocodone could have been laced with cocaine? Or did you drink coca tea? Coca tea ingestion can result in a positive urine assay for cocaine metabolites.

Garrett
1:15 am May 24th, 2012

I was prescribed 4 bottles of hydrocodone syrup (Hycodan) a month ago (1 bottle per 6 days) that were 180ml each which equates to a 6 day supply of 30ml per day. Every week, I finished a bottle in about 3 days but I never took more than 180ml within any 6 day span. When my refill became available, I repeated the process for 3 more weeks. I never took more than 180ml in each span of 6 days but I did end up taking the 180ml in about 3 days every week that I renewed the prescription. I have a hair test coming up for pre-employment. Will I pass? I haven’t taken more than I was prescribed, but I did take it faster than I was prescribed.

Garrett
3:11 am May 24th, 2012

My first thoughts are that there is way too much % error to detect an approximate amount of drugs used on 3-6 days (even 7 days because this is only an 1/8th of an inch). If a half inch corresponds to 30 days of usage, then 6 days would correspond to 0.1 inches (very small). Considering that a very small time frame (1 week) requires more strands of hair than a 30 day time frame and being that the hair cut from the head is never cut perfectly straight, hair strands would get mixed together that do not represent the same date in time. Thus a positive result cannot be narrowed to a time frame this small. However, a 30 day sample of 0.5 inch is much larger and should greatly reduce the percent error. Thoughts?

kim
7:06 am May 25th, 2012

I’ve been sick for about a week and a half 6 or 7 days ago. I have taken some of my wife Norco. I have only taken two pills for chest and body pain. Now that is 7 days later, i have to take a urine test. Will I pass? This is for pre-employment. Please help. I’m very nervous.

kim
7:07 am May 25th, 2012

another note. It’s 5/325 dose. I’m 5’4 about 150 pounds.

10:41 am May 25th, 2012

Hi Garrett. From what I’ve read about hair assay technology, hair samples give testers a view of the person’s drug use over time, and are not meant to be exact replications pinpointing drug use to specific periods in time (this is for general drug testing).

Drugs and drug metabolites remain trapped in the hair shaft indefinitely, thus providing a much larger “detection window” than urinalysis, (about 60 days of use can be seen in one inch of hair). But in terms of exactness, I think that hair analysis is more precise when testing for certain drugs than others. And is most useful as a way to categorize use as “heavy,” “moderate,” or “casual”.

In the end, taking hydrocodone more frequently that prescribed will be a judgment call by the Medical Review Officer (MRO) in charge of determining drug use and abuse during drug screens. You might be best off to present you prescription to the MRO and make any necessary explanations, if required. So, I can’t really say if you’ll pass, or not.

11:26 am May 25th, 2012

Hello Kim. Two single doses of Norco will most likely already be metabolized and passed through your system for a drug test a week after you took them. It is highly likely that you will pass the drug test with a NEGATIVE result.

Garrett
12:50 pm May 25th, 2012

If you had to make an educated guess on my pass/fail situation… Do you have an opinion?

notsofree
3:52 am May 26th, 2012

I know this is an addiction blog and sure most people asking questions are being facetious by beating around the bush. But I can’t help but think how this country has gone to a drug test happy country for people wanting to work. We are one of the only countries that demands urine, hair or hot air to work for a living. What happened to privacy? Are we at that point where big business has taken over our freedoms as a human to ingest what we want aslong as it hurts no one? Yes I understand we need to drug test people who work in dangerous situations. But they should only be tested if they appear under the influence. Do most people know that your doctor/nurse aren’t drug tested but your local janitor or garbage man is?

Sorry for the rant

7:09 am May 29th, 2012

Hi notsofree. I am an American living in another country. I am a former drug user and now manage workers. From my experience, drugs do affect work quality and quantity. As an employer, I want my employees to be drug free for a number of reasons, including:

1. Good mental health
2. Efficient work
3. Quality work

In terms of employer drug testing, I think it’s less an issue about the moral theory of freedom…and more about the practical issues involving employment. Employers want the best return on their investment….and a drug user is not operating at 100% capacity.

jeannette
12:02 am May 30th, 2012

hi i been taking norco about one to three times a week. i have a drug test coming up soon i took my last pill today how long will it stay in my system if i take a urine test

10:22 am May 30th, 2012

Hello jeannette. The last norco will probably be detectable in your system for the next 2-3 days. Hydrocodone has a pretty short half life and is metabolized and excreted from the system relatively quickly. In any case, you can bring your prescription to the drug testing center and present it to the Medical Review Officer. Even if the hydrocodone is in yours system, you will test NEGATIVE for abuse when you present a valid prescription.

Scared
11:54 pm May 31st, 2012

Last year I was prescribed a bottle of Percocet when I had my appendix out. I only used about half of them.

Last Sunday I had a splitting headache and decided to take a couple pills 2 – (10-325)

Today is Thursday and I just got a job offer. I am excited but scared of the urine drug screen and a hair sample collection they have asked me to take tomrrow (Friday). It has been 4 days since I took the pills, but they are the first pills I have taken in 6 months.

Am I going to fail the test? I think it has been long enough to get it out of my Urine, but will they find it in my hair? I am so Scared I have screwed up this opportunity.

Please let me know what to expect

7:54 pm June 1st, 2012

Hi Scared. You should pass the test. present your prescription up front, and the Medical Review Officer will account for therapeutic use if you were taking the Percocet as prescribed. If oxycodone is detected in your urine, the levels will be adjusted for prescription use and a NEGATIVE result should be reported. If you have already submitted a sample, simply submit the Rx to the administration ASAP.

Hope this helps!

Kawasaki250
5:50 pm June 3rd, 2012

I have a question. I took a physical for a new job. The Doctor called and got me all worked up. I don’t do drugs and I’m healthy. He told me I passed the physical and drug test. But I had a perscription for hydrocone but it wasn’t in my system and he said I had refilled it 6 times in the past year so he wanted to know why I wasn’t taking it. He said he didn’t know if I would pass or not nec of this

aaron
6:28 am June 4th, 2012

If I am taking my vicodin correctly and the levels show higher than what that should is this possible? are tests sometimes inaccurate with urine? should I just ask for a blood test or ask for those from now on since those are more accurate? I am correct that blood is more accurate right? THANK YOU

9:57 am June 4th, 2012

Hi Kawasaki. Thanks for your question. Doctors screen patients not just for drug abuse, but also for drug distribution. Some patients sell their prescription drugs to others who use them to get high. So your doctor was asking about the hydrocodone prescription in order to get a feel for your medicinal use.

10:08 am June 4th, 2012

Hi aaron. Thanks for your question. Are you taking any other medications? Also, because human error occurs so often during drug testing you should be able to request a second urinalysis for confirmation.

A blood test will show precise levels of hydrocodone in your system, but its detection window is much shorter. So even if you were taking more hydrocodone that you were prescribed, it might not show up if enough time passed for hydrocodone levels to drop in your system. So I doubt the doctor’s office would order a blood test – these types of tests are ordered more often during ER situations.

Perhaps you can request a hair sample drug screen, which shows drug use OVER TIME…and will give your doctors a look at a longer period of Vicodin use.

aaron
1:17 pm June 4th, 2012

wel how weird is this…….I went and dropped for an instant and even though id been taking it all day before it was negative…….live nothing at all.(vicodin) But idk what the lab test will show this is really weird

7:27 pm June 4th, 2012

Hi aaron. Certain prescribed and over-the-counter medications and/or foods might generate false negative results for different substances. Plus, certain tests are limited in their accuracy. For example, thin-layer chromatography (TLC) can distinguish between drugs in a class but it also can produce false negative reports because it requires relatively large amounts of drugs in specimens before these drugs can be detected. Do you know what kind of test specifically was ordered?

Cyndy
7:36 pm June 4th, 2012

My husband took 4 hydrocodienes which were his dads approximately 2 months ago. He has a hair follicle. Will it show up? Also he has just got his hair cut very short. Is it possible that helped at all?

7:49 pm June 4th, 2012

Hi Cyndy. Yes, it’s possible that a one-time concentrated dose of hydrocodone may show up on a hair follicle test. Hair samples go back in time about 30 days for every 1/2 inch of hair on the head or body.

Willardya
3:24 am June 5th, 2012

Take 4 – 7 10/325 hydrocodones a day. Had an accident at work. Had to take a DOT 5 urinalysis. Will it show up?

7:41 am June 5th, 2012

Hi Willardya. If you take hydrocodone with a prescription, just take the prescription with you to the drug testing center. Once you test within the normal expected limits for prescription use, the drug screen will be reported as NEGATIVE. But if you don’t have an Rx for hydrocodone, the test will most likely be reported POSITIVE for opiates/opioids.

Donniedean
1:15 pm June 5th, 2012

I had a urine test / 10 panel and took two of my 5-500 hydrocondone at midnight and another two at 8am and then had a test at 10am ~~ was this enough time and enough medicine to pass my urine screen and for it to show positive ???
I am prescribed 4 hydroconde per day ( 5/500)

aaron
6:20 am June 6th, 2012

It did end up showing up on the lab test but levels were fine, GREAT blog idea btw I see that it has caught on. Thanks for all your help-Aaron

10:19 am June 6th, 2012

You are welcome, Aaron!

Hi Donniedean. I do not intend offend you, but this question seems like you’re trying to trick the system. And to be honest, your drug screen results will speak for themselves. Doctors can always test you via hair samples to see whether or not you have actually been taking hydrocodone over the long term. Diverting hydrocodone by selling pills to others is a federal crime punishable by jail term in a federal prison.

aaron
10:37 am June 6th, 2012

Totally agree with the blog…….you shouldn’t be concerned to pass a test if you are taking your meds correctly. Don’t be one of those people ruining things for patients that actually need this stuff. Not saying you are just how you typed it it deffinately sounds like it. If you are please stop for sick patients and your own benefit.

Becca
5:32 pm June 6th, 2012

6 Months ago I hurt my shoulder/back (rhomboid muscle pull/tear). I did physical therapy for a month in March/April. By the time I was done pain was present, but manageable mostly with prescribed ibprofen.
This past weekend I re-aggravated my injury. I ended up taking 1 750mg vicodin Friday, none Saturday, 2 Sunday, and 1 Monday evening.
They were prescribed to me, though the script was written while I was doing PT.

This morning I took a pre-employment urine test. I was completely straight forward about what I had taken.
I got the impression from her that if I fail the test, prescription or not, it’s going to be considered failed.
Very stressed out about this. My questions are:
1. What are the chances of me passing the test?
2. Will the fact that I have a script even help me?

Mike
10:37 pm June 6th, 2012

I took 2 hydrocodone pills about 7 days ago. These are the only pills i have taken in the last 4 months. I took a hair drug test for a police agency yesterday. Will this come up in the test or will it be such a small amount that it wont be detected?

8:31 am June 7th, 2012

Hi Becca.

1. It’s not clear whether or not hydrocodone would have passed through your system for a Wednesday AM test after dosing on the weekend and Monday evening. You’ll have to see.

2. Yes. Absolutely. If you are taking Vicodin as prescribed, seek consult with the Medical Review Officer and not a test administrator. The Medical Review Officer makes the final decision about whether or not tests are POSITIVE or NEGATIVE. And this decision is based on whether your levels of hydrocodone correspond with expected norms.

8:40 am June 7th, 2012

Hi Mike. The answer to your question is: possibly, yes. A hair follicle test can accurately show even small amounts of drug use. But the detection window for you is very short.

Hair analysis to be very effective in detecting drug use within one (1) week of ingestion. The only limit on the length of time in which drug use can be detected is the length of the hair—1 inch of hair can track any drug use over a 60-day period. So, you are right on the border of detection.

Bill
5:17 pm June 8th, 2012

I have been taking Kadian 30 ER and Norco 10 for roughly 1.5 years now. At my last Dr. visit at the pain clinic my Dr. told me that my last urine drug screen was negative for Norco. I take 2 daily, everyday. The Kadian was present however. This is the 2nd time i have had this happen and now the Dr. says he can no longer prescribe any narcotic pain meds. I have had several test before come back normal (showing the norco and kadian). I have had no changes in medicine or change in my habits of taking them. I am stressed out because I cant understand why this is happening. Why is it that when I take my meds as prescribed some test come back negative and others positive from the same company that has always tested my urine.

Aman85
12:07 am June 10th, 2012

If I am going to get a regular health check up and blood work, will opiaties show up?

9:40 am June 10th, 2012

Hi Aman85. As far as I know, regular blood work for a health physical checks for cholesterol levels, white v red blood cell count (infection) as well as other health markers. Opiates can be detected in blood, but a routine exam won’t be looking for them. However, call your doctor’s office and check to be sure. You can make an anonymous phone call and let us know the results.

4:31 pm June 11th, 2012

Hi Bill. Yes, urine screens are highly subject to human error. Simply request a confirmation test with the original sample or request a new sample be taken. Not to worry, these things happen.

steve
5:22 pm June 11th, 2012

I took two 7.5-500 Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen one day ago. 14 hours later I took a pre-employment drug test where I presented them with the rx bottle with refill until date of 2/21/12. It has been prescribed to me for pain from occasional bouts with kidney stones. How will this effect my employment possibilities?

5:30 pm June 11th, 2012

Hi Steve. If you have a prescription for hydrocodone-acetaminophen and are taking it as prescribed, the Medical Review Officer at the drug testing center will interpret the levels of hydrocodone in your system and analyse them next to standard levels for therapeutic use. As long as you’re taking it as prescribed, you should be OK and the test will come back NEGATIVE.

Bill
6:12 pm June 11th, 2012

The Dr did say he called the company and they repeated the test with the same urine sample at his request and it was still negative. After further reading I am convinced that it indeed might have been negative due to the fact that the week leading up before my Dr visit and drug screen I was drinking way more water than usual and I feel I simply flushed it all out. The time between oral intake of Norco and drug screen was probably 22 hours roughly

Becca
9:09 pm June 11th, 2012

Just wanted to give an update.
I’m not sure if the vicodin actually showed up, but Friday I got the call that I passed the test! Today was my first day at work and I am very happy.
I wanted to thank you for your reassurance, it helped me keep my stress down while I waited for the call!

Trevor
6:50 pm June 12th, 2012

Our company is a little behind times. We generally only do drug screens at random or by suspicion, using the do it yourself kits from local drug store. We recently had an employee “acting funny” on the jobsite. She was given the test and the results are as follows:

Positive Hydrocodone = 15854 ng/ml
Positive Hydromorphone= 3627ng/ml

What are the acceptable levels? She told us she has a prescription, but the levels seem pretty high.

Al
5:23 am June 13th, 2012

i took 40 mg of hydrocodone saturday, and drank alot of water sunday that made me urinate and have diarhea all day and sweat, will my DOT 5 urine test for pre employment for caltrans on monday be under the cut off limit to pass?

hern33
4:42 pm June 13th, 2012

Can hydrocodone show up as oxy on a urine test?

Real
12:56 am June 14th, 2012

I know that for someone who has taken hydrocodone pills in a 90-day span before a hair follicle test, the presence of hydrocodone will show up. But in order to test positive, it must past the 300 pg/mg threshold. So my question is hypothetically for someone without a prescription, how many hydrocodone pills must one take to surpass this 300 pg/mg threshold and ultimately fail? Would it have to be a concentrated dosage, such as 3 pills a day for several consecutive days? Or could the threshold be reached if someone took 5 hydrocodone pills in a 90-day span?

Desiree
3:57 pm June 16th, 2012

I just found out that I’m going to take a pre job drug screen. I am prescribed norco 5 mg for herniated disc. I sometimes take much more than prescribed after a hard day but not always is there a certain amount of days I should wait to take the test? I have a rx for the norco to take with me but I’m worried? I really want this job so how long would it take to minimize the amounts that are detected? Please help

10:27 am June 17th, 2012

Hi Bill. Yes, drinking lots of water can produce a dilute urine specimen for urinalysis. Working in hot weather conditions and drinking large amounts of fluid, taking a diuretic, or drinking fluids immediately before providing the specimen can alter the test results. Thanks for following up. I hope that it works out for you.

Hello Becca. You are welcome. Having some idea of what may happen can help ease anxiety, for sure!

Hi Trevor. The cutoff levels for testing POSITIVE for opiates are 2000ng EMIT and 2000ng GCMS. To understand fully the type of drug use your fellow employee has, you’ll need to consult a professional medical review officer at a drug testing laboratory. These doctors “make the call” and analyse drug screen results and can tell you more.

Hi Al. Each person metabolizes opioids differently, so we’re not able to predict whether or not you’ll pass a drug test. You’ll just need to wait and see.

Hi hern33. It depends on what type of test is administered. In general, drug panel screens only show POSITIVE or NEGATIVE for opiates, and will not distinguish between oxy or hydrocodone. However, more specific testing can identify specific drug metabolites and make the distinction. What kind of drug test are you talking about?

Hello Real. Thanks for your question. From my reading, it’s unclear about how much hydrocodone you’d have to take in order to be detected in hair analysis. While concentrated doses of hydrocodone are easier to detect, it is still possible (theoretically) that single dose concentrations of hydrocodone remain in the hair follicle and be detected.

Hello Desiree. Hydrocodone levels for a urinalysis should even out after a few days of taking Norco as prescribed. However, hair follicle testing can detect overdosing for a few months previous to the test. Do you know what kind of test you’ll be taking?

Roy
12:16 am June 20th, 2012

Can you be arrested for taking to much vicoden? Can it be toxic, and is there a scale for it on what a good dosage is?

5:42 pm June 21st, 2012

Hi Roy. Technically, YES. You can be arrested for taking Vicodin in ways and doses other than prescribed. Yes, Vicodin can be toxic….check out this article for more information:

http://prescription-drug.addictionblog.org/how-much-vicodin-is-too-much/

Jenn
10:46 pm June 25th, 2012

Hi, I take 3 10′S a day of Norco that is prescibed for pain from knee and ankle injuries from service in the army and back pain. I really want to go to school to be a Pharmacy Tech but am scared that after all the schooling I will not be able to be employed with the medication I am prescribed. Do people with this medication being prescibed still hold jobs or do they get turned down?

1:54 am June 26th, 2012

Hi Jenn. Federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination in many
areas of life against qualified “individuals with disabilities.” This should also apply to pharmacy jobs. Check out the the Equal Employment Opportunities Act for more information and good luck with your studies!

P.S. Even though it may not apply to you, check out this pamphlet about the rights to employment for former drug users and addicts: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//PHD1091/PHD1091.pdf

jon
12:35 am June 28th, 2012

i took three hydrocodone 7.5mgs three days ago.i took a 12 panel drug test today. will i pass?do 12 panels even test for hydrocodone or oxycontin, or only heroin,codeine,morphine?

jon
12:54 am June 28th, 2012

also, i exercise daily and weight only 120 lbs and eat healthy

8:55 pm June 28th, 2012

Hi Jon. Thanks for your question. Yours is a technical question and one which many people have. As far as I know, hydrocodone can be tested for and detected as an “opiate”. Panel drug screens generally test for opiates and opioids as a group. But hydrocodone requires a special “Expanded Opiates” test, which may be included in a 12 panel screen (generally not included in a 10 panel screen). Check the drug screen itself and see which groups are included. If the 12 screen panel includes “Expanded” or “Extended” opiates, hydrocodone may be detected…although your body may have already metabolized the hydrocodone by now. Everyone is different, but urine screens generally do not detect opioids more than 48 or 72 hours after ingestion.

Need to know soon
11:37 am July 4th, 2012

The MRO called me and left a message to call them back. Anyways I did and he told me I was hot for morphine and asked if I had a scriped for it and told him yes even though I don’t, however I do have one for lortabs…..so the MRO said he needs 5 things off the bottle, I told him I didn’t have the bottle with me however I wondering what are the 5 things he’s going to ask for, I would really like to know befor I call back for the 2nd time. Also is there anyway to just give him the info on my lortab bottle maybe just change the name and my dos? Or do they call my doc. Or is there a database he can check to see if I’m really percribed morphine or not.

5:14 pm July 4th, 2012

Hi Need to know soon. The main ingredient in Lortab is hydrocodone, which metabolizes into hydromorphone (which itself is a hydrogenated ketone derivative of morphine) and can transform in small amounts of codeine and dihydrocodeine. Perhaps it’s the Lortab that appears on the screen?

Either way…just present the Lortab prescription as it appears on the bottle. It’s better to keep everything legitimate than to “extend” the truth and possibly be caught up in a lie (fraud).

MissyK
2:49 pm July 5th, 2012

I took one hydrocodone for back pain on Wednesday night. I have an employment drug test on Friday. Will this one pill make me test positive?

5:26 pm July 6th, 2012

Hi MissyK. Single use, one time dosing of hydrocodone can be detected in urine for at least a couple of days after ingestion. However, most 5 or 10 panel drug screens do not screen for hydrocodone. Instead, hydrocodone requires an “extended opioids” drug screen for detection. Do you know what kind of test was used?

maria
5:39 pm July 7th, 2012

Hi, new to post and have seen lots of good questions with even better straight answers. Here’s my dilemma, I have been taking hydrocodone 7.5′s 4 times a day for over 3 years. (short leg syndrome, chronic hip and low back pain, degenerative muscle disease due to fall) On Friday my dr gave me a random urinalysis. After he read it came into room and told me I tested negative for for the vicoden. I had been out of my meds for two days. Took last dose on Wednesday morning. Why would I come back negative? He wouldn’t refill my full prescription gave me a 7 day supply and said he would send to another testing lab as he uses simple inexpensive tests. I was wondering what could cause me to test negative and will the outside lab confirm use? I’m a nervous wreck. I don’t abuse, misuse or get rid of my meds in any form. I’m just mortified that I may be dropped from my Dr. If anyone has had this happen and what was the reason please respond. Thank you and sorry for long post.

maria
5:43 pm July 7th, 2012

also dr told me that even taking one two days before still would have showed up.

5:55 pm July 9th, 2012

Hello Maria. Hmmm it’s possible that the levels of hydrocodone dropped enough not to be detected between Wednesday and Friday morning. However, if you think that your script is in jeopardy, perhaps you can request a hair sample analysis? This will show your use OVER TIME instead of at a POINT IN TIME. And given you’ve tested normally over 3 years, I wonder why the doctor thinks that there is something wrong NOW?

Bassmanjr5
12:24 am July 10th, 2012

I took half of a 10 mg Vicodin at noon on Wednesday and the other half at around 8 or 9. I took a 10 panel preemployment drug test Friday at around 11:45 am or noon. I never take pills or any drugs at that. I work a very physical job and sweated alot on Thursday. So my question is with this being a one time thing should I be OK as far as passing the drug test? I’ve been super stressed. And it was a drug test sent to a lab.

1:21 am July 10th, 2012

Hi Bassmanjr5. It’s unlikely that the Vicodin will be detected in a 10 panel drug screen. Not because it CANNOT be detected, but because 10 panels do not normally include “extended opioids” within the test themselves. So wile you may have been within the detection period for hydrocodone showing up on a drug screen, the test itself most likely does not include hydrocodone…but check with the HR department or the lab itself for more information.

Ro
9:56 pm July 10th, 2012

Can (1) one 7.5 Vicodin be detected on a Urinalysis 41 hrs later? I excercise daily, and sweat a lot, water is constantly being drank.

Ro
10:03 pm July 10th, 2012

As well as the day prior and morning of test

12:08 am July 13th, 2012

Hi Ro. If the urinalysis screens for “extended opioids”, it is theoretically possible that the hydrocodone be detected, although the result may come back “diluted specimen” because of all the water.

Bassmanjr5
1:49 am July 13th, 2012

Results came back and I passed! Thank you for the response!

ty
10:23 pm July 17th, 2012

if i smoke heroin but have a perscription for oxycodone will the lab be able to tell the difference between the too? its a five panel UA and im pretty sure it was sent to a second lab for comfirmation of the positive results. i didnt smoke for a least 25 hr before i took the test and everthing ive read online is that once herion hits the brain it turns into 6AM witch will let the lab know for sure its heroin use… however 6AM has a very short half life and it about 12to 24 hr after use also i am hoping that the medical review officer wont be able to tell the difference… also ive read that herion break down into or metabolizes into codeine and then morphine, will the oxycodone do the same or again will the medical review officer know the difference… thanks so much..

2:27 am July 19th, 2012

Hi ty. Heroin is detected using a standard screen for opiates. Oxycodone is detected using an “extended opioids” screen. It seems like the heroin use was picked up, rather than the oxycodone, because a 5 panel drug screen doesn’t usually include screening for “extended opioids” like oxycodone. Plus, oxycodone and heroin can be identified via their different metabolites. Oxycodone metabolizes into oxymorphone and noroxycodon. Heroin metabolizes into 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM) and morphine. So, a prescription won’t be able to explain the presence of the two distinct heroin metabolites 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM) and morphine. And the heroin use will most likely be detected.

ruhroh
5:17 pm July 19th, 2012

Took two hydrocodone 5/500′s Monday at 8 pm and the next day got a call about a job and had a screen this morning, 60 hours after last taking my pills. I do have a prescription but telling them about it would have been more trouble than it was worth. I took the DOT standard drug test but I am worried that those two pills could screw me. If they say something I will then tell them about my prescription but I am hoping that it doesnt come to that. Any input on what my odds of passing are? Any info on opioid testing on the DOT test?

1:13 am July 20th, 2012

The DOT test generally screens for 5 classes of drugs: Marijuana (THC), Cocaine, Amphetamines, PCP, and Opiates. Hydrocodone is typically picked up on an “extended opioids” panel, which is different than the opiates screen. However, even if it should be picked up, just take your prescription to the medical review officer and as long as levels are within the limits of your prescription, you will test NEGATIVE for abuse.

Sandy
2:15 am July 20th, 2012

I had a small prescription for Vicodin and my husband also has one. I’ve been taking about a total of 6 to 8 vicadins a week for several weeks and currently had to take a hair drug test for a job the other day. Told the employer that I had a prescription for the vicadins. Will my test come back as me abusing vicadins?

ruhroh
11:52 pm July 20th, 2012

Passed. All of the worry for nothing. They tested for more than just the regular 5 panel though. They tested for things I have never seen, such as MDA-analogues, which I believe is ecstasy, phencyclidine, oxidizing, opiaates AND 6-monoacetylmorphine. I figured that the last one would be covered under opiates. Its all greek to me anyways.

12:57 am July 21st, 2012

Hi Sandy. As long as you are taking Vicodin as prescribed and are within the daily dosing limits and have not taken more than the number of pills prescribed, even if hydrocodone is detected in the hair test, a valid prescription should render the test NEGATIVE for abuse of Vicodin.

Curious- ASAP
1:03 am July 25th, 2012

I understand the regular DOT FMCSA test is a 5 panel drug test. In which case I have had no issues passing the last 10 ( looking for a Job ) What is included in the 45304N DOT Drug Panel w/TS ? The Employee handbook stated they tested for ( thc , coc , pcp , opi , amp, barbiturates , alcohol ). Just wondering what exactly the 45304N DOT Drug Panel w/TS test for. The test is giving through Quest Diagnostics , c/o Labworks USA. Have this pre employment test tomorrow ! Please advise …. Dont want to get in a bad situation.

6:09 pm July 25th, 2012

Hi Curious. This is probably too late to help you much. Diagnostic labs which run drug screens have their own internal system for coding drug tests. So “45304N DOT Drug Panel w/TS test” is a Quest Diagnostics test…and the best way to BE SURE you know what will be included is to call Quest and ask them directly. I’ve done this in the past, and you speak with a lab technician who can answer all your questions.

Curious George
5:11 pm July 26th, 2012

Can anyone tell me the opiate drug screen
Kits you buy online– i assume they dont discriminate
Against what the opioid or opiate is correct?

Vs.

A SAMHSA 5 test will discriminate and will only
Show morphine or codeine correct??

The reason i ask is because when i know someone who is taking prescribed Hydrocodone takes a Home test– it shows positive on
The home opiate test screen.

I assume once this sample is placed under the
Scrutiny of the SAMHSA 5– this positive screen for
Hydrocodone will turn to be a negative under this test
Because the SAMHSA 5 doesnt test for hydrocodone?

Do i have this correct????

Curious- ASAP
2:24 am July 30th, 2012

Not too late yet… I have managed to stall out a few days due to scheduling . I thought about doing just that as I believe it is just a 5 panel DOT from what little I could pull of of the web. I plan on calling monday and going in on friday. I will post updated info when I know.

12:13 am July 31st, 2012

Hi Curious George.

Hmmm. That’s an interesting one. In theory, a SAMHSA 5 will not detect hydrocodone, because you need an “Extended Opiates” screen to detect anything other than heroin, morphine or codeine on a SAMHSA 5 Opiate Screen.

However, the home test is showing positive…I’d suggest that your friend contact the manufacturer of the home drug kit and request information on the EXACT metabolites the home kit tests for…it could be possible that the “Extended Opiates” screen is included in the “Opiate Screen” for this particular test.

Curious- ASAP
12:20 am July 31st, 2012

So I called the toxicologist today …. the 45304N W/TS is a DOT 5 panel test with an additional panel added for “Tampering” ” Tampering Screen ” to make sure the employee is not tampering with the urine sample. ( clean out product , ect.. )

jw
12:22 am August 17th, 2012

Hello….i have a valid script for 7.5mg
hydrocodone every 6 hours. i took
a single dose of 60mg 19 hours before
a pre-emloyment urine drug screen. will
my misuse cause me to fail based on
levels. i am very scared. an accurate quick
answer would b a god send. thank u

8:18 pm August 18th, 2012

Hi jw. Many pre-employment drug screens are not accurate enough to detect opioids like hydrocodone. They are looking for opiates like codeine or heroin. In order for a drug screen to detect hydrocodone, the employer needs to request a 10 or 11 panel screen, which includes an “extended opioids” drug screen. For now, your misuse of hydrocodone will most likely go undetected.

Ava
8:36 pm August 23rd, 2012

I took 1 vicodin 10/500 and 1 flexiril on Wed. the 22. My drug test is next Tues. the 28. Will these show up on my test? The flexeril was only 10 mg. Not sure if I will be getting a blood or urine test or both.

8:21 pm August 24th, 2012

Hello Ava. One time, isolated use of Vicodin will probably not show up on a drug screen 6 days later. Plus, most routine drug screens do not test for hydrocodone. Special “extended opioid/opiate” drug tests are required to pick up hydrocodone in the urine. Additionally, a DOT 5 panel drug screen will not test for Flexeril or other muscle relaxants. But if you have a valid prescription for either of these, taken them along with you to the drug testing facility. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Tim
9:50 pm September 4th, 2012

My Dr.prescribed Tussionex Pennkinetic, will this show up as hydrocodone on a drug test? We get drug tested often at work.

10:51 am September 5th, 2012

Hi Tim. Yes, the hydrocodone in Tussionex Pennkinetic can show as an opioid in a drug screen that includes “Extended Opioids”…however, you have a prescription. So, if you should ever take a drug screen while on this medication, simply bring the prescription along with you. Any “positive” test results will be reported NEGATIVE so long as you are taking Tussionex as prescribed.

A
4:03 pm September 27th, 2012

Question – Will Heroin show up differently on a hair follicle test then oxy, or hydrocodone? If they dont choose to do the extended test for opiates and opiates show up on the regular 5 dot test, will they know that is heroin?

Lisa
1:26 pm October 2nd, 2012

Hi, I took a drug test at my work.. what can the MRO look at when determining my soon to be positive result? Can they look at how often you are prescribed your pills? Or do you just bring them in your most recent bottle and you don’t have to let them know anything else. I get 105 every two weeks, but would prefer to not give any more info. to the mro because it is my privacy rights. If they just have that one bottle for your recent prescription, is that enought for them? Can they look into any drug databases and get more info. about your prescriptioin?

1:51 pm October 3rd, 2012

Hi Lisa. I’m not sure about the privacy issues or about how medical information is shared in databases. I do know that you can present your Rx bottle to an MRO and, if needed, you may need to present medical records or additional information. I’d suggest you stick with showing your prescription, and waiting to present additional information for when it is required.

worried
4:37 am October 5th, 2012

Hi, i have a question that needs immediate response…My friend took 8 yes 8 Lortab 10 between 4 and 5 o’clock (not all at one time), she has been on Lortab for several years now, so her body is immune to the drug, she says she can hardly even tell that shes taken them after about 2 hours, well she went through a roadblock and the office there found her medicine bottle and saw that she was prescribed 20 that same day and there were 12 left. This was around 8:30pm, 4 1/2 hours later..they took her in and gave her a urine test and mailed it off to the state. Will it come back as negative or positive and will the nanograms be high, or since shes been taking them for so long and her body is immune to this drug do you think she will pass. She is freaking out about it because they say that if it comes back positive they could charge her with DUI/narcotic ??

let me refresh what im asking…she took 8 between 4-5 oclock and had the urine test around 8:40 the same day

12:30 pm October 5th, 2012

Hi worried. Thanks for your question. Yes, a laboratory based urine analysis will determine whether or not your friend has been taking hydrocodone within prescribed limits. Your friend needs to present the prescription to the Medical Review Officer, and then the MRO will make a judgment call about whether or not she meets cutoff levels for anticipated amounts of hydrocodone in her system. If she’s over and tests positive for abuse of hydrocodone, the legal ramifications can follow.

rayray
5:10 pm October 5th, 2012

If I took two 5/500 hydrocodone’s last Wednesday the 26th, would they show up on a urine test the next Thursday the 4rth? I had been prescribed it for a surgery I went through a couple months before and had two extra. I am a young male about 175 lbs.

rayray
5:21 pm October 5th, 2012

Also, the test was a 26208N type urine test.

Fallon
5:53 pm October 7th, 2012

I have to have vicodin show up in drug test on tuesday morning so that I can start on a suboxone trial. I had to go the past cpl days without anything and in extreme pain and discomfort. I have one ES left and need to know when would be the best time to take it so that it will definately show up??

Iluvmybabies
5:55 am October 8th, 2012

Hi. I’m 27 female about 200 lbs Caucasian. Am ordered to do a hair follicle test for CPS… Have a very colored past… The test is 10/11/12 the last time I used was around mid August and before than months and months the only reason I did was because I had a killer toothache.. I took 1 Vicodin the bottle read with actametaphine 500/5mg. I got some detox shampoo this test decides my fate… I don’t wanna lose my babies!!!!! I am a prescribed methadone client…. Any advice for me????? HELP will I meet the cutoff

mario
10:52 pm October 10th, 2012

I was prescribed loratab and tested had a positive drug screen. I was informed that i tested positive for something that had ingredients of endocent, endodan, oxycontn,oxynorm, roxicet, roxicodone. Is that same as loratab.

1:12 pm October 15th, 2012

Hello Mario. The main ingredient in Lortab is hydrocodone. Hydrocodone metabolizes into hydromorphone, which then undergo phase 2 glucuronidation. These other medications that you name seem to be related to oxycodone, a relative of hydrocodone. To clear up the confusion, provide your Lortab prescription to the Medical Review Officer (MRO) at the drug testing facility and your drug screen SHOULD be judged as NEGATIVE for abuse.

Anthony Miller
7:41 pm October 17th, 2012

I have been taking Hydrocodone from my Doctor for about 3 years, 4 x 7.5/650. And he sent me for normal blood work ,cbc,cmp ,and checked a box to check for Hydrocodone at labcorp’s, all blood no urine taken
Blood work has not been done for a year and said he wanted to checked my Hydrocodone levels. So he checked for Hydrocodone and Metobites?

In 4 years never asked for a increase, because I figure why if what I am taking is working, why bother. Anyway my question seeing that I have now have 2 artificial legs the need to be replaced, I was in alot of pain over the week end my sister gave some of hers oxycodone to take over this weekend, about 80mg for 2 days. Would they be able to detect the oxycodone since he is only testing only to see if my levels of hydrocodone are right. I He is treating me for Fibro, arthritis knees, hands, now MS, soft tissue damage and several herniated disks.

9:36 am October 18th, 2012

Hello Anthony. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are technically in the same class of medications called “extended opioids” but do metabolize into different metabolites. Hydrocodone metabolizes into hydromorphone. Oxycodone metabolizes into oxymorphone. I don’t know how specific your doctor’s office test is…but theoretically a targeted “extended opioids” test may be able to distinguish between the two. Can you fully disclose with your doctor this weekend’s use to CYA?

Shannon
3:02 pm October 23rd, 2012

Hello, I just took a drug test for probation and tested positive for Vicodin (Opiates) that I do have a valid percsription for and they sent it to the lab because its a condition of my probation to randomly check it through the lab just to make sure I’m not taking taking more than I should be….which Im not, but yesterday I did take a couple Norcos that my friend gave to me and I am wondering if anyone can pleasse tell me if the lab is going to detect the differece, or if they are the same medications? I’ve heard that they are pretty much identical drugs aside from the amount of Tylenol, and that the lab will just show up as I’m taking my Vicodin and never know I took Norco becasue they’re the same thing. Can someone please tell me if this is true and I if should be okay, or am I gonna be screwed?? Thanks so much for any help with this question!

7:57 am October 24th, 2012

Hi Shannon. Both Norco and Vicodin are combinations of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. If you’ve taken the Norco on top of the Vicodin, the test can detect the difference in metabolites and register that you’ve been taking more than prescribed. If you’ve taken Norco INSTEAD of Vicodin, what are the difference in doses? In other words, what’s the Vicodin dosage strength for hydrocodone versus the Norco strength for hydrocodone? Check the labels.

Makayla
3:24 pm November 5th, 2012

If I take a quarter of a lortab (7.5 mg) the day before a drug test, how long will it stay in system and will this show up? test is at 10:30am

12:00 pm November 6th, 2012

Hi Makayla. It really depends on the type of drug test. Do you know what the drug test will be screening for? What kind is it? Urine based? Blood?

Makayla
1:31 pm November 6th, 2012

It is urine test. They test at the doctors office and then send it to a lab for confirmation. I just learned of this yesterday. They do (i think she said 3 test that test automatically for weed, opitoes and another) after that they send it to lab!

1:33 pm November 13th, 2012

Hi Makayla. Hydrocodone doesn’t metabolize the same way that heroin and morphine do, and is not included in the class of drugs called “opiates”. Instead, hydrocodone requires a sub-set, specific test for “Extended Opioids”.

While hydrocodone can be detected a day after use, it does require this specific test. So because most 3-panel drug tests are not specific enough, use will most likely go undetected.

Judi
1:59 pm November 16th, 2012

Would one 50 mg Nucynta, taken almost 24 hours before testing show up on a standard 10 panel pre-employment urine test?

pat
6:27 pm November 16th, 2012

My son recently tested false positivefor THC. He was ill at t time with mono taking ove the counter meds. until we seen his GP the day after his drug test. Could taking advil or bendyrl give this result

12:33 pm November 19th, 2012

Hi Pat. There are a number of substances that can cause a false positive for THC. Enter the following search phrase into your internet browser to find out more:

site:.gov false positive for THC

Joe
2:38 am December 4th, 2012

My doctor took a urine test last month to check if a was taking my meds correctly. I take Klonopin, Protonix, Allopurinal and Crestor. Well, my test results showed marijuana in my system. My doctor will not be calling in my prescription until I have a “clean” urine. It’s been 30 days, and I think the pot will not show. However, I was in the hospital 2 weeks ago and was prescribed oxycodone. I took about 4 of these 4 days prior to my next scheduled urine test. Then I took 2 7.5 MG hydrocodones 3 days prior to this scheduled test. Do you think that this test would show these painkillers, and would the test differentiate between the 2 pills and report that I had both? Or would you think it would just report as an opiate?

mb
5:56 pm December 5th, 2012

I am prescribed norco 10/325 for chronic back pain by my doctor but i am randomly drug tested for work in which it is a driving job. Now i only take one maybe two pills at night to help me sleep but I heard that hydrocodone tests positive as an opiate. What happens if i test positive, do i get called for a second urine or do they just retest that one, and will they ask me for the script and doctors name. When I give the urine the nurse taking it never takes down my info for the medicine cuz she says they will call me. what happens next

T
7:06 pm December 6th, 2012

I took 60mg of hydrocodone 3 days ago and have a pre-employment drug screening tomorrow. I’m pretty sure it will be out of my system, however if it is not, I have a RX history from the pharmacy showing I have had a valid RX for hydrocodone within the past year. Should I take this to my drug screen and go ahead and tell the tester? I was just wondering if I gave them this paperwork if any was found it would be considered legit usage?

Jen
9:13 pm December 9th, 2012

I was perscribed 5-325 mg OXYCOD/ACET (percocet) 10 months ago. Late Friday night/early Saturday, I awoke having a panic attack. After 4 hours of no relief, I broke down and took 1 of my old percocets. Wednesday, afternoon i had a pop UA, which is common in my line of work. Approximately 106 hrs had passed since I took that 1 pill. Do you think I passed? I’m freaking out!

graves
9:54 pm December 12th, 2012

hydrocodone shows up as what on a ua?

Kevin
1:51 am December 13th, 2012

I am prescribed Norco 10/325 4 times a day. I have not taken any in a week. I have a urine test tomorrow to make sure I have been taking 4 of them a day like I am supposed to. I just took 5 Norco 7.5/500 and test is in 12 hours. Will my urine test show my levels close enough to what it should be to not raise any flags?? Please respond as soon as you can. I don’t want to get cut off of my meds but needed more than usual this month. Thank You.

Jane
7:20 pm December 17th, 2012

Is a blood test result of Hydrocodone 150 ng/ml high? Diazepam 610 ng/ml? These are both taken by prescription and I always follow the directions, but these numbers seem high to me. I appreciate your help! Thank You!

chandra
7:45 am December 18th, 2012

HI. If I have a prescription for 10 mg norco, taking it five times a day, what would be the average ng/ml range in a 10 panel drug screen if taken as prescribed which would mean at least 5, 10 mg norco taken within 24 hours of the drug screen? I just see a lot of people asking this question and no real answers.

Kiyoshi
10:23 pm December 18th, 2012

Hi. I am a long term pain patient with a contract. I am prescribed Kadian (morphine), MSIR as a rescue dose, Baclofen and Lyrica. The day prior to my last appointment I was having tremendous break through pain which the MSIR wasn’t relieving. In desperation I took one half or one (don’t remember for sure which, but not more than that) of my husband’s hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5-325 tabs. Ironically I have never done this before, but he suggested it might help, so I took it. As Karma would have it, the next day the Dr. required a urine test. My contract specifies that I can be discharged for using medications not prescribed to me. Do you know if the Hydrocodone will show up on the urine test? If so I will probably be discharged for breaking our agreement. Ironically I have been thinking about tapering off the pain meds since they don’t seem to be working well, (and I am fed up with the increasing harassment toward pain docs from the DEA) but had hoped to do it over a period of months without withdrawals.

If I am discharged the contract specifies that I will be given a 30 day supply of meds and no further consultation. If the urine test is problematic, is it possible to taper off these meds without major withdrawals within a 30 day period, and if so, any advice or leads on how to do it?

Beverly
8:16 am December 22nd, 2012

I only used hydrocodone 7.5 one time for the first time in my life on a Saturday morning about 10am because I had knee pain. I am 45 years old, 185lbs. I had a drug test taken for a job at 5:30 pm. will it still be in my system at 5:30?

vamp333
1:29 pm December 26th, 2012

hi all. i was wondering if anyone knows of.a chart that would show what levels of hydrocodone should be acceptable for my dosage. i take 4norco 10/325 every day but my urine test shows 11000+ ng/ml and this wench exwife of my hubby is trying to make it seem like i’m abusing tho i’m not, i have scripts. the hair came in with 4500 pg which was consistent with my medium daily use. i need it for my fibro i been suffering over a year but i really want to see if there is a chart around like the hair dose response listing possible results and interpretations for urine, esp hydros

Jsnuffy
5:30 am January 5th, 2013

Hey I need a answer ASAP PLEASE…. Ok Sunday at 4pm I took 2 ,10mg hydrocodone pills then at 5pm (yes same day) I took 2 more 10mg’s and then at 10 pm I took 20 mg of hydrocone. Total of 60 mg. which is first time in months I’ve taken any…. By 10pm Sunday same day the first 40mg should be at 20mg according to the half life… Make a long story short on Wednesday at 4pm I had a drug test for probation. SO ….66 hours under my belt from last dose at 10pm Sunday night…. Will I pass. I even added the bioavailability at 95 % into the equation and should have aprx 290ng in my system after 17 half life’s. IF I did the math right… please respond soon I have court in 2 more days!!!!

DI
3:30 am January 6th, 2013

I have hydrocdene prescription that is a few years old. I was in an accident and get occassional neck pain and take them for a few days and then not again for a few weeks or even months. When is a prescription considered not valid for a drug test purpose?

2:13 pm January 10th, 2013

Hi DI. Most Medical Review Officers make a personal judgment call on older prescriptions. Some may accept hydrocodone prescriptions that are 2-3 years old. Some may accept only up to 6 months. There is no general agreed upon protocol for the shelf life of a prescription. Id’ suggest that you get it updated from your doctor just to cover yourself.

ccktaj
8:38 pm January 10th, 2013

I took half of a 7.5 loritab about 12:30 yesterday and took a oral fluid 10 panel at about 2:00 today…..is it going to show up? Yesterday was the first pill I’ve taken in months!

Jane
2:05 am January 11th, 2013

Is a blood test result of Hydrocodone 150 ng/ml high? Diazepam 610 ng/ml? These are both taken by prescription and I always follow the directions, but these numbers seem high to me. I appreciate your help! Thank You! still waiting for reply. thanks

10:40 am January 14th, 2013

Hi Jane. I’d suggest that you ask this question of your pharmacist or the Medical Review Officer who tested you. Therapeutic ranges for drugs can vary by person, so even if you’re a little above the “norms”, ask for an explanation from the experts!

vamp333
10:47 am January 14th, 2013

I was still wondering about the acceptable levels for someone with a script for hydrocodone at 10mg four times a day in a urine test. After reading up on this I am seeing that hydrocodone breaks down into hydromorphone and it can be possible that the ng/ml count can actually be adding together these metabolites along with the parent drug. Is this true? Would there be any resources for this information since I am seeing others ask about this?

Sassy
8:13 pm January 14th, 2013

I have to take a preemployment follicle test tomorrow and I can’t find information on prescription drugs. I have stage 3 kidney failure basically from a combination of having a hereditary kidney disease and then taking Motrin for 6 months after and accident for chronic neck pain. When they found the kidney failure they started prescribing me vicodin that I take prn mostly at night for discomfort. I am scared they will rescind the offer because I will of course test positive for vicodin. I am sure I will not sleep tonight I am on 13 other meds for the kidney disorder and can not take any over the counter drugs for pain relief. What will they do? Ask me for my prescription on a letter from my doctor? I am freaking out I want to go back to work. Thank you

john
4:43 am January 15th, 2013

I’ve had 15 oxycodones 5mg from november 23rd to december 11th that was leftover from my wisdom teeth removal that was in september where they prescribed me 30 and then another 20 when I went back for pain but only used 5 of them and just used these for pain in my knee while I was on vacation, so I have a hair test at the end of january or early february, now my hair is only a half an inch long which it always is and my hair grows fast I get it cut every 4 weeks, so will my hair even go back to december or will they try to grab a body hair?

clair
12:03 pm January 21st, 2013

we were having shortages at work so all the nurses had to get randoms with ext opi. I take lor tab occasionally and my urine came back neg for hydrocodone and positive for hydormorphone. My script is less than a year old. Can this be explained because if not Im gonna have the shortage pinned on me along with diversion and felonies loss of my license ext. How is this possible?

Barb
4:36 pm January 30th, 2013

Well my husbands drug screen came back this morning and thanks to gad it was clear with no trace of the medication. So I can tell you that some average people can come up clean after 48 hours from last use. In saying that I will say he only took one . He doesn’t take anything unless he has to due to kidney stones or his back hurting. So I’d say he might take ten pills a month if that. He doesn’t drink a lot of water. He has a office job and doesn’t exercise. That’s why I was so worry about it all. Thanks so much for you information. Your words gave me hope that I had not screwed up his/our life. Thanks so much …

John
8:41 pm January 30th, 2013

i got a prescription for 5mg hydrocodone back in december. i have to take a hair follicle test in May. when i fail my test can i say its because of that perscription.. (ive been taking percocets for the last couple months but they were unperscrib to me)

kristina
5:14 pm February 1st, 2013

i only take hydrocodone 10mg 4qd. My qualitive analysis came back postive for hydrocodone and hydromorphone… i see that hydrocodone can metabolize into morphone, but will my dr see that as well? i didnt know what morphone was until i googled and saw it was dilaudid.. never taken it, and from what i read is an IV push drug… help

Kris
2:37 am February 2nd, 2013

I take hydrocodone 10mg 4x day my quantative came back at 1370 ng/ml hydrocodone and 733 hydromorphone .. I have NEVER used dilaudid in my life. I have read about it being a metabolite, but I am worried my pain mgmt dr will suspect something foul. Is this common knowledge amongst drs? Is this a common occurrence ?? Help!

Darron
4:37 am February 2nd, 2013

Greetings.
I have a pre-employment drug screen on Monday (today is Friday) for a job that is a large step up from my current position. I have a hydrocodone (Lortab) perscription (10/500) that I am perscribed 3 per day. I have been on these meds for over 4 years ( fractured C6-7, C4-5) and they don’t really help like they used to for me. I end up eating 5 or 6 some days to control the pain, which my doctor and I are discussing changing meds. My question is this: When I take this test on Monday, will they “fail” me if the levels of Hydro in my urine are higher than the “3-per day” level they should be at? Will they be able to distinguish levels or just presence?

Elaine Stapleton
11:06 pm February 14th, 2013

Would the level of 0.15 mg per liter of urine be a high level of hydrocone? Thank you for your answer.

Jo Ann Agha
12:39 am February 16th, 2013

I don’t to stop taking it? I want know it show up on a urine test all did drink a lot water
2-5 days off medication, then i may not show but I have never stopped taking it.

nikki
12:58 pm February 19th, 2013

Im aloud to take 1 to 2 norco 7.5s a day perscribed by Dr. I havent been dropped for the past 2 months I belive my probation does a 10 or 12 panel urine screen..Couple weeks back I over took this month by 9 pills .Then seven or eight Days ago I( tried to qit for couple days cold turkey. i got sick so I have bee having to just eat a 1/2 in morning an a 1/2 at night.I an till have 4 more days for my drop so Im going to try an fall back to just taking a half.My question is are they going to be able to tell knowing how many im suppose to take that I over used my script this month since I tapered down to practically nothing past 8 days. I have 4 mor days even shuld I just cut that 1/2 out.I have a 5 yr old an I cant go to jail.Please help me ease my mind probation officer is already digging into my script history an just moved me up to 2 times a month visits. I just want to quit them all together .

1:10 pm February 19th, 2013

Hi Nikki. If it’s a urine analysis, the test will be able to detect 2-4 days of previous use. A hair sample analysis can indicate use over time, as well as amounts.

andrea
4:36 am February 24th, 2013

hi i was wondering if i took a drug test and i took vicoden if i can be in trouble at work even if i have a valid prescription. Sometimes I may take 3 pills a day. do you think i will be over the levels

Susan
7:00 pm March 5th, 2013

I have been on ER morphine and IR morphine for back pain that cannot be resolved for about a year now. I have been systematically lowering my dose, however, I am still using it when my back pain is unresolved by NSAIDS. I have also been off work for this year and am in the medical field. I WILL be drug tested prior to employment. Since I will not take the medication, no matter the pain, while I am at work and I have to pass the drug tests, how can I ensure that the morphine will not show in my pre-employment drug screen?

Susan
7:11 pm March 5th, 2013

I would like to also know if I had to take subscription morphine in a small amount while at work (medical field) if that would constitute a violation?

Chaz
9:54 pm March 14th, 2013

I am prescribed 3-4 Norco per day. On Sunday, around 10pm I took one before going to bed. The next morning at 11am I had to give urine for a pre-employment drug screen. I did not tell the test administrator about my prescription because I didn’t think about it and thought that the test was done do see if a person has more than a “therapeutic level” of drugs in the system. Well, it’s now Thursday and my possible employer has not called me to welcome me aboard the company. I a ow really worried I failed. I aways thought that pre-employment drug tests were to see if you tested above the therapeutic level, not if there was even a small reading of the drug. So, my guess is that if I took 3-4 Norco’s te day before my test, I probably failed because it’s looking for the substance, and not what is considered acceptable levels. Looks like I lost out on a good job.

Cindy Reed
3:39 pm March 23rd, 2013

I believe my daughter is putting Lortab in Afrin Nasal Spray. I want to have it tested but don’t know where to go for help.

6:42 am March 24th, 2013

Hi Cindy. You can ask an independent pharmaceutical company to analyse the contents of the nose spray. Here is a directory list of possible labs:

http://www.dmoz.org/Business/Biotechnology_and_Pharmaceuticals/Pharmaceuticals/Outsourcing/

Or, you can test your daughter’s urine, blood, or hair. I think that the second option would be cheaper, faster, and more efficient.

Susan
8:54 am March 24th, 2013

Thank you soooo very much! Your reply answered my question. I have another, though. How long does PO morphine (prescribed) stay in your system? How long until it will not show up on urinalysis drug testing?

Dave Miller
5:30 am March 26th, 2013

I am on hydrocodone 10/325 and took it the night before my 2pm dr appt. and had a blood and urine test done and she told me that i had no traces of it in my system but i tested positive for opiates?why is this if i did take it at 8pm the night before please help it is like my Doctor does not believe me send me an Email Please oh and i am also on Tramadol if it matters but i am confused about the hydrocodone.is tramadol an opiate?

dave
9:40 pm March 26th, 2013

i took a 1/2 viccodin around 9am then had a urine test at work at 3am the next day. will it show up on my test?

lucky d
4:16 am March 29th, 2013

How many days does it take for Hydrocodone to get out of your system?? were it cant be detected? by tests?

Marty
3:05 pm April 3rd, 2013

i have a hair follicle in a month and i am prescribed 3 7.5 norcos a day. i have been takeing about 12 of them a day because of the pain. can they see if i have been abusing the drug or will just come up positive for opiates? can they tell how much of the drug your taking?

shana
2:22 am April 4th, 2013

went to pn dr today and he cussed out me and my hub states we had bunch of lortab in our system and a tiny bit of the percocet we r prescribed and we have seen our charts b 4 and see that they only test for opiates not individually and he had me crying badly and went off on me and threatened to cut our meds off if we didnt say we took lortab. said his lab is never wrong ad we did not take lortab. what do we do we think the person thats mad at us called and said bad things about us he even accused us of buying them off the street and we barely have enough disability to pay bills n care for 4 babies. plz help asap plz

Jennifer
4:19 pm April 8th, 2013

Hi. My Dr. prescribes me 20 mgs of Norco a day. I have been taking about 30 mgs. She wants me to do a urine test. Will she be able to tell that I am taking more than the 20 mgs?

5:26 am April 9th, 2013

Hello Jennifer. Yes, the doctor can probably detect the larger dosage of Norco in urine metabolites. Drug tests administered by prescribing doctors are usually more precise in terms of reading the amount of hydrocodone metabolites in urine than other tests.

dustin
6:06 pm April 9th, 2013

Hi, I rolled my ankle about a month ago. I dont have any medical insurance so my mom gave me some hydrocodone pain pills. which i had taken 3 or 4 pills a day for about 5 days. So i have also been completely clean from any drugs or alcohol for over 2 years until this incident with the pain meds. i just took a hair folical test for a pre employment drug screening yesterday. will this show up on my testing?

kelly allen
8:06 pm April 9th, 2013

please can you help. I am so confused and in tears. I take oxycodeine daily, however my test showed positive for Vicodin. But i swear on my GRAND BABIES that i never took a Vicodin. However now the pain clinic after 13 yrs thinks i am using Vicodin. I am devastated and truly truly not guilty. Is there any medical REASON THIS HAPPENED? please i am truly in awe. please help. kelly

5:57 am April 10th, 2013

Hi Kelly. I’m not totally sure. You’ll have to do some digging. Take a look at this article to learn about metabolism of opioids like hydrocodone and oxycodone, and ask questions of a toxologist or Medical Review Officer at the testing laboratory.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2704133/

ERIN
5:01 pm April 11th, 2013

IF YOU TOOK A VICODIN VS. A NORCO WILL A DRUG TEST DECIPHER WHAT YOU TOOK?

Cryst
5:04 am April 12th, 2013

I’ve taken 4 hydro and 4 somas Saturday night I have a drug test for court the following Monday that’s 9 days….I really want to no if I would be clean …I’ve been clean for a cpl month but had a torn rotator cup so I took some n no I had no script …I have court again this Monday coming up n I’m really scared I may be arrested…please can u tell if I will be ok please!!

EJ
12:15 am April 17th, 2013

Took a couple of my wife’s 10 mg oxycodone Monday evening, because i threw my back out planting trees. I don’t have a prescription for them. I got called in for a random DOT drug test the next day (35304n nida 5 panel w/nit). Will it show up under the opiates, or am I safe? Thanks

EJ
11:59 pm April 18th, 2013

Looks like I’m safe and passed. I’ve read different opinions on the internet after people have asked if Oxycodone is tested on a DOT 5 panel random drug test, but noticed that people asking, like I just did in the previous comment, never came back to verify yay or nay. I don’t abuse the drug, and was worried sick when called me in for the random test. Also, they do not check for Benzodiazepenes either on random DOT 5 panels. A guy I work with has a legit prescription for Xanax, but was never called to verify a prescription by the MRO.

DB
5:58 pm April 20th, 2013

I am a school bus driver. I was just prescribed hydrocodone-acetaminophine 5-325 MG for pain. We do random drug testing and have a 0 tolerance for drug use. How long after I take the prescription will it show up in a urine test?

James
2:58 am April 27th, 2013

I took only 2 hydro that were given to me. not a frequent user. took them about 2 and half to 3 months ago…have a hair test in about a week. think I will be able to get negative? or have a low enough threshold to pass the test? thanks

Cathy ann
5:33 am April 30th, 2013

I take loratab one three times a day my last 4 urine test show positive but no metabolite. I take as prescribed but my pain doc says asked if I’m saling them because of no metabolite. They are only 5 mg. I refused the 10 mg because they make me too nauseated and dizzy when the doc wanted to give me those. S saler,would want the highest amount I would think. I was pissed because I donot abuse my meds or sale them I use to take MS Contin and it was too strong n I asked for something less nauseating and he gave me loratabs for over a yr now thank y

mark nichols
1:11 pm April 30th, 2013

I have a prescription for hydrocodone acetomenophen and recently tested positive on a probation drug screen, my question is when my probation officer sends my urine to the lab will the lab be able to tell her that hydrocodone was in fact the drug in my system?

tony
3:12 pm May 2nd, 2013

I have a hair follicle test for pre-employment next week. i took one lortab 10 sometime in the middle of january. will this show up and if it does will it matter because it’s below the cut off level?

Sleeve
11:33 pm May 28th, 2013

I took a 10 mg lortab on early Sunday morning and took a drug test at 11 o’clock on Tuesday. What are my chances for passing the test? The test was SAP 10-20 GC/MS

katherine
4:15 pm June 2nd, 2013

is their any thing that I can get to take that would clean my system out with in a day or two

Mariah
3:36 am June 6th, 2013

Hello,

So I have been sick lately and been coughing nonstop pretty much to the point that things like NyQuil and over the counter products weren’t working. So my mother was nice enough to give me some of her cough meds she was prescribed…hydrocodone. I have had it before when my son was born but this was in a liquid form. I took only two doses on different nights before bed not knowing that soon I’d need to go have a drug test done for this job got. The max amount I had was 10mg 5 each night. My question is if I had a prescription for hydrocodone but from years ago would that maybe be ok if it showed up on the urine drug test. And I’ve seen a few things here about it taking maybe 1-4 days to clear the system. This job is really important to me. I’ve never in my life abused any sort of drugs before and have only ever resorted to taking anything like that if there is nothing else that will stop the pain or in this case coughing. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks M.

David
3:20 pm June 6th, 2013

Question: I have a prescription for Norco 10/325 , but it is just under 6 months old, is that still ok? It has not reached 6 months yet, but for the 5 panel if I tell them up front, or need to present later (for new job) is it still considered valid??

5:43 am June 11th, 2013

Hi David. Yes, 6 month old prescriptions are usually honored by Medical Review Officers as valid medications. I would personally present the Rx AFTER hydrocodone was detected, although this is a personal decision. Anything you volunteer on the paperwork can be passed on to your potential employer.

art
8:40 pm July 2nd, 2013

daughter accused of taking some hydrocodone two days ago. we bought a drug test kit from pharmacy and tested her. she tested neg the pink bars one was visable the other faint. the other areas this test provides all were neg except the “PCP” did not show any lines. we suspect she is taking .codone is there anyway she could trick the test ?

mimi
8:14 pm July 15th, 2013

I am 5 foot 3 iches and weigh appox220lbs. I am scheduled for a urine test for a new job. I am concered because recently I hurt my shoulder and a family member gave me some 10 mg hydrocodone to help with the pain, I could not afford to go to the Dr. I took these pills about a week, approx. 20/25 of them. I have not took anymore since my shoulder is better about3 days ago. On that day I took 1 and the rest before that.
I am trying to figure out if I need to be worried.

Chris
9:41 pm July 15th, 2013

What’s the cutt off amount between a addict or prescribe for hydrocodone

Monica
12:32 am July 20th, 2013

I have been taking Norco 5/325 2-3 daily for approximately 5 years, some days I take none. I am applying for a new job, which requires I take a DT, as they have a zero tolerance policy. I had not taken the prescription for about 7 days when they required the test. Will I pass?

cheston
2:23 am July 20th, 2013

if i take 4 5/325 mg vicodin pills three times in one week evenly spaced out, will it show up in hair test? I weigh 235lbs. and am male.

kim
3:26 am July 28th, 2013

hey, the new drug law has been causing trouble with me getting my prescriptions for chronic pain in my lower back which i neded a spinal fusion, upon which my insurance company dropped me. my doctor is making me feel like i am either a drug addict or drug dealer (selling). on my last visit i was subjected to a drug screening along with yearly blood work. i had taken 2 5/500 hydrocodone 2 days before the screening and was told by phone that it came back negative for the drug in my system, and that the doctor will talk to me on my next visit. What can i expect and can he accuse me of selling them even though i am not (is that legal?) and can i ask for a copy of my test?

Matt F
12:09 am August 4th, 2013

I occassionaly use norco pain in my shoulder after a bike accident. My humerous was broken and cartilage torn.I have recently taken some due to return of pain.

I am about to take a urine drug screen for an employer. The date of the prescription was Jan of 2012. Will the date of the prescription be an issue if it turns up on my test

reedy
2:27 pm August 8th, 2013

yes, I had blood work done july 31st-i have been taking tonic with quinine enough to help the leg cramps- I usually get a test from pain management two times a year-test usually cost 1100 to 1600 dollars-never failed a test in five years- test was done at lab corp-found reviews were people were getting kicked out of pain management due to faulty test at lab corp-well I took all my narcotics and the test came up neg. I don’t understand how that is possible-dr duke just as much as called me a liar-ive taken the meds every day since 1990s-could the quinine have altered the test? how could I fail a test I no the three narcotics is in my system?- then she don’t give me a referral which I have to pay 150.00 without it. then she goes and calls the specialist and trying to get me cut off-I am pain steady at this moment-I have been so bad in the past I couldn’t walk-retrained the back-legs born crippled-rib and shoulder injuries-this is crazy and costly-when you are on low income-I dress to kill but jewery dress shoes everything was old or from a swap shop-I feel like she is judging me cause I dress nice-ive never dresses like a homeless person even the year I was running from the malfia and camping in the woods. sq thanks for any input

Faye Montgomery
7:28 pm August 15th, 2013

Hi, My husband, Dan, has been on pain med and ibuprophens daily for about twenty years after suffering a post-op septic arthritis and nearly loosing his leg. His Dr. has started doing drug screens on all patients on routine pain meds. The drug screen was thru millennium. He takes lorcet/acetaminamine 7/5/650, tid and ibuprophen 800 bid-tid. His results were measured ng/ml as follows: hydrocodone 1,404, Norhydrocodone 1,429, and Hydromorphone 64. Are these results normal for around the clock use? Everything else was neg. Thanks, Faye

john
7:42 pm August 16th, 2013

I have neuropathy and take gabapentin 3200 mg daily and hyfrocodone 5/500 3 daily. I have been on these for several years. I usually take less than that though. I am going to have a drug test ( hair follicle). If it shows up all I have to do is show my script, correct.? This should not stop me from getting hired???? Can you advise please?

Greg
1:39 pm August 22nd, 2013

Had a liver bio on Tuesday gave me a lortab 7.5 around 10 am had to take a drug test wedenday aroung 12 pm They did a swab test will it show up

Patricia McDaniel
11:49 am August 23rd, 2013

I am taking oxycodone 10-650, 2 pills a day, a half each time, but my drug tests are showing I am taking hydrocodone. My doctor is refusing to see me any more because of this and it is very upsetting because I know I am not taking hydrocodone. He will not listen to reason but is accusing me of taking hydrocodone. I take my medicine for pain management and not to get high. What can I do to prove to him I am innocent?

wife of an add
5:34 pm September 16th, 2013

my husband is taking suboxone ..he used to formerly abuse vicodin…i would like to drug test him more than once a month..i need to know
1) what drug screen is best to test for hydros
2) does suboxone show up as an opiate? (i don’t want to falsely accuse him..i know bupe is semi-synthetic and opiates only show up as morphine and its metabolites, codeine, and heroin)
3) a few addicts have told me “you can’t get high on subs”…because of the nalaxone which is the blocker…however other addicts have told me that is horse shit and you can.
4) do hydros show up as an opiate even though they are classified as an opioid? do they metabolize into morphine via the liver so therefore would show up as an opiate?

elaine
12:50 pm October 10th, 2013

I take half a 7.5 hydrocodone that’s my dads for pain. Will court ordered test show it

elaine
1:00 pm October 10th, 2013

how long will half a hydrocodone stay in your system if taken a few hours before a drug screen

marcos
7:37 pm October 18th, 2013

from a chronic used about 6-8 pills daily will 2 weeks of being w/o hydrocodone still be detected in urine

roger
11:55 pm October 29th, 2013

I have been clean for 21 days then used 12 hydrocodone 5/500 how many days will it take to pass a 12 panel urine test and does the number of pill change it as long as they where all done in a hour

sue
8:10 pm November 5th, 2013

Have taken no more than two hydrocodone 325 mg over the last 3 months. They will show in my hair but will that be below or at the acceptable level? Thank you

Bruce
2:36 pm November 7th, 2013

I have an RX for Hydrocodone from July 2012. I used about half the bottle at that time, and recently hurt my back so I have taken some more of them. I have a drug test for employment next week and was wondering do I even need to be concerned about the results of the test because I do have an RX and can provide the RX number and Pharmacy I got it from. If there is a concern, how long do I have to be free from taking them to be safe? I am 6’1 about 220. I drink a lot of water, and have been taking 1-2/day for about a week now.

Bonnie
5:53 am November 8th, 2013

My son-in-law took a hydrocodone on leave from the army and a good week later back in the army he had a urine sample and it was positive. He’s had at least 3 other samples and they have been negative. How long does one hydrocodone stay in your body.

Thanks

Bonnie
5:54 am November 8th, 2013

How long does one Hydrocodone stay in your body?

michelle
6:31 pm November 13th, 2013

i would like to know if vicodin show up in a 7 panel drug test as opiate and morphine? i recently got tested and came out posotive for opiates and morphine is the vicodine the reason?

Betty Hall
7:31 pm November 13th, 2013

I have been taking Hydroco/Apap 7.5-500 mg since 1992 for Fibromyalsia,. I recently started going to a pain clinic for my Trijeminal Neuralsia. I don’t take Hydroco/Apap for this problem., even though they have been prescribing my pain meds. I was given a urine test month before last & last month too & they didn’t find Hydroco/apap in my urine so they won’t prescribe it anymore. I take Hydroco/apap for pain as needed, sometimes I don’t need it everyday. I’ve never had this happen with any of my doctors. Can you tell me why or how this happened?

brian
2:43 am November 17th, 2013

I’m fighting for custody of my kids.I’m perscribed 4 norco (hydrocodone) pills per day for a strange condition where my back is severely curved…i drive cab for a living and sometimee take a 5th or even a 6th pill because im sitting all day and im in alot of pain.would this be a problem in my custody case?I’m pretty sure my doctor would increase my number perscrbed from 4 to 5 or 6…should I do this?

11:17 am November 18th, 2013

Hello Brian. If you suspect that you’ll be drug tested, extended opioid testing can detect levels in the urine for 2-4 days after last use. Get your prescription in line with your needs for pain management and seek counsel with a lawyer about how the use of prescription pain kills can affect a custody case.

Rhonda
11:07 pm November 22nd, 2013

Hello ! My son is 18 yrs of age ang had dental surgery and the prescibed him some Lortabs and ibuprofen for pain. He took maybe 4 or 5 of them and monday he has to take a drug test for a job and we was just tryn to find out will the lortabs show up in the drug test. Thank You !!

guy
1:29 am November 23rd, 2013

August 5th I cut my finger 11 stitches prescribed 20 larotab 500mgs (my wife said smallest larotab). Nov 12th I had hair drug test and urine. After interview potential employer. I was never ask about previous meds and didn’t even think about incident because I was excited that employer was interested in me. I only took 17 of the pills and I think the last day was possibly the Aug 17th I took a pill.
The hair came from my chest.
Will the larotab show up on hair test
Thank you

Ed Siegel
11:47 pm December 5th, 2013

I have been taking hydrocidone for five months. I went to the doctor and he did not give me any more due to getting negative results from a urine drug screen. How is this possible. I have been taking them as prescribed.

Brian
8:33 pm December 7th, 2013

I have been off norco 10/325 for 8 days. I took 30 to 60 mg per day for a couple years. I have a physical and a drug test coming up which would give me 10 full days off the drug. Will I test positive. Urine and blood samples. I do have a fast metabolism.

Renee
2:19 am December 12th, 2013

Will a medical review officer need more than your current perscription for hydrocodone if you fail a hair drug test since it can detect the drug for the past 90 days

Stefanie
6:09 pm January 5th, 2014

Hello, if you have taken 1 5 ml pill of hydrocodone for an ear infection without a prescription and three months later take a hair follicle drug test will the test show as fail?

pat phillips
3:39 pm January 8th, 2014

I have a client that was tested by blood sample almost 2 years ago after an accident. She has just recently been charged with a DWI. Her levels of hydrocodone were .01 mg/ liter. What is the limit for intoxication purposes

Jeff
1:52 am January 9th, 2014

What does 30ml in a blood test say about your under the influence level?
What does 46ml in a blood test say about your under the influence level?
Thank you so much!
Jeff

susan white
6:34 pm January 9th, 2014

will lortab show up in a standard 5 panel hair test. None taken in over a month

ashley
1:11 pm January 12th, 2014

Hi, I just recently found out my husband is. Addicted to hydrocodone and has been taking 14 pills a day and he says he’s been off them for 4 days. I want him to take a drug test because he’s lied about being clean before. Should I buy an otc drug test or can the dr look specifically for it in a UA?

becca
5:35 am January 15th, 2014

i took 2 gulps of hydrocodone and i have a urine test in 2 days for probation will it show up?

Jose
7:55 am January 15th, 2014

Hi I’m on parole and just took a drug test. I’m prescribe hydrocodone and the day before I took 4 pills because of my clavicle pain. And today it showed up as positive for heroin . My officer said he’s going to send off to a lab. Should I be worried? Please get back at me. I never done heroin in my life. Thank you.

Connie
3:25 am January 25th, 2014

I am prescribed Lortab 10 mg. three times daily as needed. I recently took a drug screen for a new job. The preliminary test came back today and they told me I tested positive for Hydromorphone. I have never taken a Dilaudid in my entire life. Does Lortab show up on a urine drug screen as hydromorphone? Thanks!

Bill
12:58 am January 28th, 2014

Yea my question is I just took a hair test it was for a 5 panel test does hydrocodone show up because from what I understand it does not fall in the same family as opiates I have a script but I have in the past abused them I’m wondering what to expect

Smith
10:26 am January 29th, 2014

@Connie, hydrocodone is turned into hydromorphone by the liver so there should be no issues.

PATTY
4:19 pm February 3rd, 2014

My pain clinic drs office called concerning my meds (lortab 10/325).and needed lab work. Last
time I took a urine test she said I didn’t have enough in my system and thought I was selling them I also take ibuprofen. I don’t know if she’s monitoring my liver /kidney levels or lesting to see if there is enough in my system. I also take vitamins and indepimide diuretic and milk thistle because I worry about overtaxing my liver. Can these have an effect on bloodwork or urine tests..

PATTY
4:36 pm February 3rd, 2014

Can diuretics (indepimide) vitamins or milk thistle cause a urine or blood test result to show not enough hydrocodone 10.325 in my system? Last urine test came back that way. I also take baclofen and ibuprofen. Pain clinic called concerning needed labwork and my meds. Don’t know if they’re testing for liver toxicity or low levels of lortab. Reply appreciated.

colleen
10:23 pm February 3rd, 2014

I am prescribed 60mg Morphine Sulphate ER tabs 2x day. This past weekend, the pharmacy didn’t have my meds and they had to be ordered. My hubby has some hydrocodone 10mg at the house and I was dying in pain so I took them for a few days until my rx came in. Now, my pain doctor wants me to go for a Pain Management Profile 5 with confirmation/Urine test. Will this test show that I took the Hydros or just that I take opiods (my morphine)?? I fear that my doctor will blacklist me and I cannot live without meds. The pain is awful… PLEASE PLEASE ANSWER QUICK

jerome
10:58 pm February 3rd, 2014

how long does oxcodine show up in urine test

jerome
11:01 pm February 3rd, 2014

will oxdcoden show up on a urine screen after 2 weeks

shakiu jones
2:17 pm February 13th, 2014

I have a whole in my teeth and I was in pain monday night my wife ask me do I want one of her pain pills I didn’t know it.was hydocodon so I took it one 7.5 mg pill so I job call me tuseday to take a drug test so I went wensday moring I been drug free fot ten years I’m want to know will that one pill show up in my system. Thank you shakiu

mayhem
1:46 pm February 18th, 2014

If in the MMT program, took two 7.5 mg of hydrocodone (that were about two years old, the date on bottle), 2 1/2 days later had urine test at methadone clinic, what is the likelihood it will show up? Haven’t had any hydrocodone for 8 months prior to this relapse.

mayhem
2:11 pm February 18th, 2014

To be more specific, I’m in the methadone program, take 41 mg. daily for about 8 months now. Sat., late afternoon, I screwed up and took two 7.5 mg. hydrocodone that were a 1 1/2 to 2 years old. Tuesday morning I had a urine test at the methadone clinic for them to send away to be tested. I way 165 lbs, I have to pee fairly regularly and didn’t have a good diet during this time but did take my daily supplement of fish oil and vitamin d as well as my methadone daily. I hope to not fail the test as this was my first relapse but guilty as charged, I screwed up in a moment of weakness. Was just curious as to whether you think I’ll fail the urine test, I know you can’t give me a 100% answer.

marie
9:05 pm February 21st, 2014

Im on pain management taking hydrocodone 10/325 at 5 perday i hhaven’t been taking but around half that does because I dont like being so groggy anyway my doctor did a urinalysis and it showed negative I dont understand why any input would be appreciated

Mike
6:51 am March 8th, 2014

I took one 10mg hydro around December 18-19 and I was administered a 6 panel hair drug test on March 6. Should I be worried about this one pill showing positive?

Misty manson
5:37 am March 11th, 2014

I took 2 5/325 vicodin about 4 months ago. I have a 5 panel 180 day (6 months) hair follicle test coming up. Will I pass?

Charles
7:58 pm March 11th, 2014

Sir/Madam, I recently had a cold flu like and couldn’t fall asleep cause I was up coughing so I took my wife’s cough medicine now I’ve found out I have a hair test for pre employment drug screen so I was thinking back cause I know how these test are very good at finding only trace amounts,and the cough medicine contains hydrocodone,if I get a prescription for hydrocodone from my doctor will I be able to get this job???

ehall
8:30 pm March 12th, 2014

hi i have a hair drug test tomorrow and i took my sons hydrocodone 3 or i think 4 months ago. will i fail

Richie
4:46 am March 17th, 2014

Hi I took some of my wife’s hydrocodone elixir in January like the first week in January. We were both sick but I ran out of my medicine so I used some of hers. I have a hair follicle test Thursday. Is that something to worry about? Should I tell them or not?

Ginger Lee
4:25 am March 20th, 2014

I have been taking Norco 10-325 for nearly 10 years now been with same M.D. and have quarterly urine screens. My last appoint was normal until about a week later when I called in my Norco and later received a phone call from his nurse about my drug screen asking if there was any reason my medication would not be in my system. I answered NO, I take them as directed. I was them told NOTHING showed up on my drug screen! I said it had to be a mistake and she replied it was done twice and I was now required to do monthly urine tests and if another comes up negative for my medications my doctor will drop me! OMG, how did this happen? I live with severe neck and back issues fighting for my disability. Has anyone had a urine test come up negative while taking meds daily as scheduled?

ko
8:31 pm March 20th, 2014

I see a pain Doctor. The last time I was there I took a drug test for hydrocodone. I get a call today with them demanding me to get back to the clinic within 24 hours to take another drug test because my test showed neg. On the form last time it asked me when I last took my meds, and I was without for 2 or 3 days. I can’t just leave work and get there in 24 hours. They told me I am at risk for being discharged. I can’t believe how I am treated. Can this be legal?

Very Worried
1:11 pm March 22nd, 2014

I took just one hydrocodone on a Monday and a Wed will this show up on a 5 panel drug screen??

Lynne
8:07 pm March 22nd, 2014

Do they test for hydrocodone on a DOT test?

lynne
9:10 pm March 23rd, 2014

I took 1 hydrocodone on a wed will it show up on a drug test done on friday?

Genia
5:47 pm March 24th, 2014

i have had no hydrocodone in 9 days I have a drug screen on the 10th day … Drank a lot of cranberry juice and water the last 3days.. will i clear that drug screen on the 10th day… Urine test

VGl
2:37 pm March 25th, 2014

I take hydrcodone 10 neurotin. For chronic pain I had regular screens with prescribing dr. I was given a drug test aa background check show positive ffor oxycodone getting mix reports that this could be a false positive.

Shelie
8:36 pm April 5th, 2014

Hi. I have a couple questions. I have been taking hydros for the past 5 years for back pain and the script was one 10/325 five times a day and I would take more the the 5 a day. I want to know when they do a hair follicle test can they for example on January 23rd she took 70mg of hydro and on January 24th she took 80mg and so on?

Sarah
3:29 pm April 7th, 2014

Took (3) 5/325 hydrocodone pills yesterday. Last one at 5 pm. I have a 6-panel screening scheduled for today. I am using lots of natural detox. Will the hydrocodone show up on the test?

robert
3:45 pm April 18th, 2014

hello I had a prescription for vicoprofen hydrocodone with ibuprofen ran out because I had to go two weeks longer until my next appointment I took some Norco 2 for back pain can any drug test tell the difference my doctor appointment is in 4 days for pain management and I am always subject to random screenings at work thank you

unit 32
10:54 am April 26th, 2014

I took 5mg of vicodin on a Tuesday night and took a test Thursday morning … should I be concerned

cheryl
8:42 pm April 27th, 2014

I have been on hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5-3.25T. When I went to the pain clinic and they did a mouth swab it showed there was no trace of it in my results. I took one tab at 5am and my appointment was at 12pm. They then did a blood test which showed nothing in my system. So now my Dr won’t give me any more. I have a broke pelvis. I take those pills everyday. I’m searching for answers. Can someone please help me. Thank you.

Teri
3:13 pm May 1st, 2014

How long will Norco stay in my system if I only took one or two 3 days prior to doctor appt. He’ll do the drug saliva test

caterrywhere
8:04 am May 5th, 2014

Hydrocodone stays in a healthy, 160 lb 5 foot 8in girl for less than 24 hours. I took a drug test the morning after I had for school- showed up clean. But I also was prescribed the medication and it didnt matter either way, just thought this could be helpful

Mo
9:48 pm May 6th, 2014

i have a pre employment drug test. 2 days ago i was in a lot of pain so i took a few perceset that i had from an injury almost a year ago. I have hydrocodone but for some stupid reason took the percs. How long before i can pass a drug test? i am to take the hydro 4 times a day but don’t take it unless i need it. if my back pain is bad my dr. said take 2. does the drug test show amounts that you have taken? Never again will i ever get myself into a situation like this.

Gordon Owens
7:24 am May 7th, 2014

I took hydrocodone 2-3 days before a u/a. Could it show it up in a u/a? I also take oxycodone and oxycodone as prescribed at the level of oxycontin-80mg bid and oxycodone at 30mg bid prn .
I only took the hydrocodone because of extreme pain, which it did not help. Am I in trouble???

shelby
4:56 pm May 16th, 2014

I may have to drug test for a position I was offered and was wondering about how many 7.5/325 norcos are equivalent to the cut off level of 2000ng/ml? I have extreme knee pain and will take Norco for the pain after work but do not have a prescription. I do not want to lose the opportunity to get this job because of this and wanted to know what I should do to keep my levels from reading high besides discontinuing taking them, which I am doing. Thank you.

Ed Kirk
9:21 pm May 19th, 2014

I take norco 10/325 3 times daily I have a drug screen in 8 days if I take 1 on Saturday 2on Sunday and 2 on Monday will I still be able to show positive for opioids to show I’m tsking my Meds

Eileen
3:59 am May 22nd, 2014

I took 2 5/325 mg of norco because of a tooth ache. My dad gave me 2. I took one in the morn and one in the eve and then I went for a drug test not even thinking about this drug. I was sent home because i failed the test. What I am asking is the urine was sent to the lab. What are they doing with this? Is this a level of how much is in the system? Do they test for levels of the drug in the urine when sent to the lab?

Jon
6:27 am May 26th, 2014

I currently take 4 hydrocodone 10/325′s a day. I was prescribed this for sometime, but I lost my job and with it my health insurance. I have still been taking the medication without a valid rx and will be taking a preemployment drug screen soon. How long will the drug stay in my system?? If I pass I will get my insurance back and no doubt be put back on the drug, legally, as I suffer from chronic back pain, but I am very worried about the urine test. I thought I was to take an oral swab test, but found out that I will take a preemployment urine test. All post employment tests are oral swab. Please advise

renee
1:31 am May 28th, 2014

i weigh 350 lbs…..took my last RX of hydrocodone sunday @ 1:30 pm and done my urine test tuesday at 2:00pm will it come out positive,and if so can i get the Dr. to give me a note because it was prescribed and i don’t have the bottle anymore….they were 10/325 hydrocodone

john
12:05 am June 3rd, 2014

I was taking half of 10/325 on and off for this last two months I haven’t had any in the past week and a half I have a five panel coming up in eight day if you add the eight days plus week in a half should I be ok or in trouble

jeremiah
8:35 pm June 3rd, 2014

will 10ml of hydrocodien come up in a hair test if it was a one time use

Andrew M
6:01 am June 5th, 2014

I took a total of 5 hydrocodones 7,5mg 2 days before a drugtest will i fail for opiats

Kate
6:12 pm June 5th, 2014

I took one tablespoon of hydrocodone cough syrup and 2 7.5mg tylonyl with codeine 30 days ago and it did show up in a urine test 3 days later. now I have a hair drug test tomorrow morning, will it show up considering it was such a small amount just the one time? I am 6’2″ and 350lbs. I have NOT taken ANYTHING ELSE.

John
11:26 pm June 9th, 2014

Will vicoprofen show up on a lab ua 5 days after use? Used once (22.5 mg)

daljit
10:32 pm June 10th, 2014

will 1 norco (white pill) show on my drug test i took the pill at night before bed and i had the drug test in the morning

tripo
2:55 am June 12th, 2014

I used 4 10 mg lortabs and have not taking them a all for a good 6 full and had a dot drug screen that mon on the 7th day will I be ok!!!please help !!

Brian
12:00 am June 13th, 2014

when they do the lab test for hydrocodone do they check for the levels or how much you were using so if I have used a little more or a little less than prescribed will they know that and if I have a prescription will that be a problem

Nancy Harmon
3:31 am June 19th, 2014

I was tested for hydrocodone at my doctors office twice, I was negative , I take these pills every day, I was told that was not possible, I asked for a different test or a blood test and was denied, I have been told I can no longer be a patient of this office. The test given was a urine test using alereia-dxa 1107 icup dx drug screen panel, a kit. I am told by a chemical lab company in town, that this test would not be reliable, it needs to be a test for synthetic, I need help, I am on Medicare and can find no doctors in my area that are taking Medicare, I have a lot of health issues, including cardiomyopathy , high blood pressure, migraines, and chronic pain, due to arthritis, any answers would be greatly appreciated.

Nancy
12:19 am June 24th, 2014

This is for Shannon I read your post and the problems your having, what was the Attorney Generals response to your complaint? I am having the same issues, my Doctor sent me a letter telling me I was no longer a patient, I tested negative for my vicodin, which I take every day, I requested a different test, and was denied. So I am accused of selling my vicodin, and thrown out of the office, with no way to defend myself! This is no way right! And I am fighting back! If Doctors are going to test people they need to be doing the proper tests for the drugs they take. This is slander at best!

ozie b
12:20 am June 24th, 2014

Hello, I have a couple of questions that I really need answers to, that are very important to me: I went into my orthopedic surgeon doctors office today for a routine check. He informed me that he saw that I had 2 or 3 refills from a different position at my primary care doctor. I just recently got insurance with my primary care doctor, again upon doing that he refilled all my prescriptions once and I just had everything refilled a couple of times. I didn’t think too much about it but one of the refills came through the same day that I called in my refill at Walgreens through my orthopedic doctor. Well, today he questioned me on it and I told him what happened. And he got very upset with me and told me he wasn’t going to refill my scripts anymore. Basically I’m taking 1-2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours of 7.5 325 and have been doing that since approximately 2005-depending on my pain level. I’ve had three knee surgeries. Now, since my doctor was upset and told me that he wants me to take a drug test to see if I’m using it and for me to attend pain management, my question to you guys is: if I take 1-2 pills around 8 o’clock at night and go in the following day and take a drug test will i chart way too much in my system from what’s allowed by the law? And if so what happens if he stops prescribing me my 15 day supply at 120 tablets?

ozie
6:09 pm June 24th, 2014

hello I left a comment yesterday its use that I’m having with hydrocodoneI was told I need to take a drug screen to see what my levels are using it we’re taking it properly my prescription is Wanda to every 4 to 6 hours of 7.5 325as of 5 p.m. Last night I had taken a total of 8 for the day for my last dose was at 5 p.m. I took 2 7.5 325 at 830 this morning if I take my second dose of two around 1230 and go in and kick in urine drug analysis will my levels be too high or too low I’m concerned because my orthopedic surgeon got upset with me because I refilled three scripts during the time he was prescribed any pain meds so he stop prescribing me so I don’t want to not have him trust me because I’m not showing them and the other scripts that I had refilled with the smaller amount that I kept around the house so I know it wasn’t a good thing to do that but I’m just being honest the pain medication works fantastic for me and it helps me get through my day with minimal pain but without it I can hardly walk I’ve had 3 knee surgeries over the course of 8 years please reply.

Miguel
11:25 pm June 25th, 2014

Can a urine test tell the difference between 7.5 and 10′s?

7:54 am June 26th, 2014

Hello Ozie. We can’t consult on drug testing for hydrocodone so that your prescription will be refilled. You’ll need to be straightforward with your doctor about your use. If your scripts are cut off, you might need to seek from directly from a pain specialist, or get another orthopedic specialist to help you. If you are abusing the pain medication, earlier intervention can save you time, money, and heartache. You can seek help for drug abuse with a doctor, a psychologist, psychiatrist, or treatment center near you.

larry
9:09 pm June 26th, 2014

I have hydrocodone 10/325 prescribed to me…i am trying to get off of them, therefore i don’t take no where near the prescribed dosage. Can a urine or blood test show that i am not following the doctors orders?? Can i take one pill just before the test to cover my butt?

Kelly
5:07 pm June 29th, 2014

Hi,

I’m in pain management for a serious medical problem & I take hydrocodone with other meds but it’s the one for breakthrough pain. I take it each day as the RX says & even write down when I take it so I don’t forget.

We get tested periodically I assume to make sure we are taking the meds but I got a test that came back negative yet I had taken the hydro the day before, ran out that day on time so just 28 hours had passed since my last dose for the test. How can this be? I got a warning from them which is a red flag I guess as if I was doing something wrong when I really wasn’t. It has me very stressed out since I really do take my meds the right way but am being treated as if I’m doing something wrong. Was it a faulty test or did the meds somehow get out of my system in 28 hours?

Thanks

SuziQ
8:18 am June 30th, 2014

Hi there, I am beyond upset tonight..I’ve cried for 4 hours because I’m being accused of something i NEVER DID!!! I work in an office where we do dental surgeries. I ended up having surgery myself on Friday and had several teeth extracted. These crowns have been in my mouth and never replaced in 23+ years. Anyhow, long story short. I get a call from the main Dentist at our facility. He is basically accusing me of taking oxycontin because 2 tablets were found in our employee restroom. I have NEVER EVER TAKEN OXYCONTIN nor have I ever seen a tablet before. The day that the pills were “found by another employee, she came and showed me. I had no idea what they were, so I looked them up and then I told her what they were! She had placed them in a sterilization pouch and taped them to a door in that room. When the other Dr. came out I told him what the other gal found. He said they cannot be flushed or thrown away and need to be taken to a pharmacy for disposal which of course I understand.. So I get the phone call telling me that I am NOT to come into work tomorrow until they figure this out.. I swear on my babies I haven’t done anything wrong!!! I’m afraid of those drugs from everything I have heard about them in the news.. I DO have a prescription for Norco for chronic pain. I have been using it for years. I have NEVER EVER abused it. If anything.. I have DECREASED my dosage by half and I STILL don’t take the full prescribed amount. I’m so upset because I love my job and would NEVER do anything to jeopardize it!! I think that I am being targeted because I’m the new girl in the office. Patients have access to that back bathroom! We have a cleaning company!!! Maybe they should be looking at them?? I emailed my MD to see if there is a test that can rule out Oxycontin.. I am hoping there is..my heart is breaking being treated like that when I haven’t done anything wrong.. I have given 100% to this job. I have worked long hours and have NEVER given them a reason to think otherwise.. Sorry to vent.. But I just don’t know what to do..:( help….

Shelly
3:01 am July 2nd, 2014

Would Norco 7.5 (hydocodone) show up on a 5 panel drug test for the DOT? Will it show up under opiates? It’s just one pill as needed and maybe take 15 pills a month total.

Ron
3:07 pm July 3rd, 2014

I got a urine test from my Dr. today, I guess to see if I’ve been taking my meds. I took one the night b4 I went to see her around 9pm and my appointment was at 9am. I don’t take them much maybe 1 or 2 here an there, usually b4 I go to see my Dr. Will the urine test show that I haven’t been taking them twice a day like I’m supposed to?

karen
4:09 pm July 3rd, 2014

hi., i take hydroco/ acetamin 10/325 about 4 times a day sometimes i go for days and do not take it the last time i went to the doctor they did the swab test i have not takeing it for about 10 days it came back i had none in my system, why i still take them why would it showed up my doctor wants me to find another doctor, i have been going to this doctor for a long time.

Amber
7:59 pm July 3rd, 2014

Huge problem here. I went to a Doctor’s appt on Tuesday. The night before I took one Soma and one Hydrocodone and told them. I took a drug test so I could get my prescriptions refilled and was called later that day and was informed that the test came back negative for the meds and that they were sending it off for further testing. I called them today (Thursday) and was informed that the new test came back the same (negative). They basically called me a liar and said I wasn’t taking the meds and nothing I could say would change their mind. Now here is the kicker! The meds that I had and WAS taking should have ran out two weeks before I went to the Doctors appt but I stretched them out so I would have enough to take until my appt. So why would I lie about taking them if I knew I hadn’t? I could have just said that I ran out! I feel so ashamed and they made me feel like I was a liar. :( I have no recourse, no way to prove my honesty and that is what hurts the most. Right now I can live with the pain but I’ve lost all respect for the system. I really don’t even trust the Doctors now. If anyone can help me figure this out I would be so happy. I’ve thought of getting a hair sample drug test done and paying it out of my own pocket but I don’t know if even that would help me because when I asked them that they told me it wouldn’t change anything. Grrr this is frustrating to say the least. I’ll also add that this is happening in KY and in two years I’ve only had two scripts for pain meds and two scripts for muscle relaxers. I don’t know if this will flag me in some record that they have out there or what will happen.

Ivana @ Addiction Blog
9:49 am July 4th, 2014

Hello Ron. Blood tests show whether the levels of different substances in your blood fall within a normal range. It is possible that there is a change in the level of hydrocodone, since you’re not taking it regularly. But then, again, for many tests, results vary depending on your age, gender, race, and other factors.

Karen, if you didn’t take your meds for 10 days before having the test it’s possible that the substance left your system, so there was no medications in your body to show up.

Brian wanner
4:40 pm July 8th, 2014

I took 20 loritabs in 5 days. The last one was 2 pm on Saturday. Will I pass a urine test on Tuesday at 4 pm

alan
3:16 am July 9th, 2014

I take morphine sulf. 15 mgs. Mornings, hydrocodone 7.5- 325 afternoon, and morphine 30mgs. Bedtime. Urine test comes up negative for hydrocodone, and positive for morphone dilaudid which I had never even heard of. Is this a common error and is there anything I can do about it ?

jake
3:46 pm July 10th, 2014

I am prescribed 4 10/325 hydrocodones a day. So, 1 every 6 hours. If I took 2 at a time, could I fail a hair follicle test? Could they determine that I took 2 at the same time? Instead of my prescription of 1 every 6 hours

tony
5:34 am July 12th, 2014

I take norcos 10 325mg. I forgot my script so a buddy gave me a 7.5 325 mg. I get urine test sent out to labs for probation could they tell the difference since there both hydrocodin

J.B.
3:06 am July 14th, 2014

My boyfriend was a heroin user. So now I randomly drug test. He has an absest tooth and i gave him a Norco 5/325 (mine, from a recent Dr visit for gout). If I drug test him for only opiates, will it test positive?!

Rich
1:06 am July 16th, 2014

Hi, totally clean except for one 5mg Vicodin about 3 weeks ago. Would this show up on a hair test? Also was perscribed vicodin about year and a half ago. No longer have bottle or papers, could I retrieve proof of this prescription from the pharmacy and report it to the lab to be safe? Or do labs not consider old prescriptions valid?

amy
7:39 pm July 25th, 2014

My bf had got hurt. at work he took 3 of my hydro 5-325 with in a weeks time not at once will it show on a hair foliage test it was a month ago or so?

Roy
1:24 pm July 26th, 2014

I’ve been taking Percocet 10-325mg three times a day for about three years due to nerve damage to both feet and right leg pain, by accident my wife gave me one of her Hydrocodone then on my next appointment I was given a drug test and the Hydrocodone showed up after 4 weeks. I only took one pill and I didn’t pass drug screen. I read about 1/2 life but that does not fit my case. How can this be as all the information I’ve been reading tells me that I should not have failed. Taking the Hydrocodone was a mistake as my percocet is right for me and helps me make it through the day. I would love to know what is going on, thanks

sara
2:25 am July 27th, 2014

Will a hair follicle test show if I’ve taken more hydrocodone than I’m prescribed? If I was prescribed 6 10mg a day but took twice that?

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