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How Long Does Opium (Poppy Seed) Stay in Your System

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  • 18th April 2017

What is opium

Opium is derived from the seedpod of opium poppy plant. It is constituted of different alkaloids, primarily morphine, followed by codeine and thebain. It is used the world over as a recreational drug.

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How long is opium in your system

To understand how long opium will be in the system, we must consider the half-life of its primary alkaloid, morphine, which has an elimination half-life of 1.5-7 hours. This indicates that opium will be excreted from your system 8¼ hours to 38½ hours after you last take it.

This timeframe is liable to vary depending on your age, health conditions, dietary habits, hydration levels, etc.

How long is opium detectable in a urine, blood, saliva and hair drug test

Urine 2-4 days
Blood 6 hours
Saliva 1-4 days
Hair follicle Up to 3 months

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