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    tennisnut2288 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 9, 2008, 09:22 AM
    Blood stream
    How long does vicodine stay in blood
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    Jul 9, 2008, 01:20 PM
    So, then... got a mandatory drug test coming up, eh? [grin]

    Vicodin contains hydrocodone, a semi-synthetic opioid. As such, it can be from three hours to three days, depending on how quickly it is metabolized. Some people may metabolize drugs at a different rate and, thus, have slightly different time frames as to how long the drug will stay in the body. How quickly it happens depends on such things as:

    - amount and frequency of use
    - the body's rate of metabolism
    - your body mass (size)
    - your age
    - your tolerance to drugs or alcohol
    - your overall health
    - how drugs are taken (swallowed, inhaled, smoked, injected)

    Usually, people who are supposed to be taking a given drug don't worry too much about it being in their bloodstream. Just an observation. That said, I can think of valid and legitimate reasons for a person to be concerned about how long a drug is in their bloodstream... reasons which have nothing to do with illicit drug use, as my smart-mouthed tone herein implied. So, then... if you're asking for a legitimate reason havng nothing to illicit drug use, my apologies. Otherwise, I stand by the smart-mouthed tone. [grin]
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    Jul 9, 2008, 02:42 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by tennisnut2288
    how long does vicodine stay in blood

    Question just asked in another thread - 72 hours (give or take a little) if you have 100% kidney function; longer if you have impaired kidney function and your blood is not getting cleaned. Varies slightly by sex, weight.

    My husband taught Pharmacology and I looked it up on his chart.

    Also - and you didn't ask this - appears vicodine stays in the hair for some time.

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