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How Long Does Hydrocodone (Hydro) Stay in Your System

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  • 18th April 2017

What is Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone, known colloquially as hydro, is a drug of the opioid class derived from codeine which is primarily used to treat moderate to severe pain. It may also be used as a cough suppressant, albeit less frequently.

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How long does hydrocodone stay in your system for

Hydrocodone has an elimination half-life of around 3 hours 48 minutes, thus it is expected to be removed from the system 20 hours 54 minutes after you take the last dose.

This timeframe, however, is subject to variance depending on the following factors:

  • Age
  • Body Mass
  • Liver and kidney conditions
  • Metabolic rate
  • Diet and hydration levels
  • Urinary pH
  • Co-ingestion of other drugs
  • How frequently hydrocodone is used

How long does hydrocodone stay in your urine, blood, saliva and hair follicle

Urine test 3-4 days
Blood Up to 24 hours
Saliva Up to 2 ays
Hair follicle Up to 90 days

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