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How Long Does Oxycodone (Oxy) Stay in Your System

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  • 24th October 2016

What is Oxycodone

Oxycodone is a semi synthetic medication of the opioid class, used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is a highly addictive drug, with extremely trying withdrawal symptoms.

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How long is oxycodone in your system

In individuals with good health, oxycodone has an apparent elimination half-life of 3.2 hours if conventional preparations are taken. However, this timeframe can go up to 4.5 hours for the extended release (ER) variation of the drug is ingested.

Per the above information, we can conclude the following:

  • It will take about 1 day 45 minutes (24 hours 45 minutes) for the ER variant of oxycodone to be eliminated from the system.
  • For other variants of oxycodone, required time for elimination is 17 hours 36 minutes.

The above timeframes for elimination of oxy are given based on averages, in actuality, these may vary depending on the following factors:

  • Age of the individual
  • Body mass
  • Kidney and liver conditions play a significant role
  • Food intake and hydrations levels
  • Metabolic rate

How long does oxycodone stay in your urine, blood, saliva and hair for a drug test

Urine test 3-4 days
Blood test 24 hours
Saliva test 1-4 days
Hair Follicle test 90 days or more but largely unreliable

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