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Monday, September 29, 2008 puggalee2, Community Member, asks

Q: how long does percocet ten stay in your urine

I was maulded by a pit bull dog and thank God i lived ,i live in severe pain and anxiety,my cronic pain clinic did a urine screne and i am prescribed percocet 10/325 ,4 to 5 times a day and if i take it five times a day ,which seems to help more and then i run out three or four days early ,well i find i can deal with those days with tylenol and my other meds, but they say i didn't take it correct,but i did, but it was the only thing that didn't show up in my test and i was wondering how long it stays in your urine?Not sure who or if there's an answer on this site,just joined. I do the best i can considering how bad things are and was hoping to get an answer from someone, hope someone can help.thanks

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carolinajewel03, Community Member
9/29/08 3:22pm

Ok....Something didn't make sense to me... You said well i find i can deal with those days with tylenol and my other meds....You have to take 5 peracets aday to help ur pain, but then u run out, and then u can do OTC meds for 3 to 4 days and it helps u....well if that is the case ur peracets u could have took 3 aday, with the tylenol and had a better out come...I really have a problem with people who say OMG I have chronic pain I have to take 5 peracets 10's a day, but then I can go 2,3,4 days without any pain meds at all other than OTC meds.....there is so many of us on here, that really suffer from chronic pain, we can't say well 3 or 4 days I can just take tylenol if I run out, and it helps....

I don't know what pain ur in...but I will tell u this...If u can go 4 days on tylenol and it helps, when it took 5 peracets 10 mg to help you, there is something very very wrong with that picture....Yell

MeMyselfAsIAm, Community Member
9/23/09 2:49am

What does it matter to you how people take their medication? You're not them, and you're not their doctor. I hate it when people that say "omg Im in so much pain and I take my medicine how I'm suppose to so allow myself to enforce my methods like some kind of nazi or old school crusader upon others!" thats crap. If you don't want to answer the question without placing your own opinions into it, just stfu and go to another topic okay? People's reasons for taking pain meds are different, and there are always going to be people that abuse these medications and your critisism on how people should do something is not help at all. I will state this, not everyone can gain access to the pain medication that they need because not everyone has those "nice doctors" that give out pain meds. I once had a major kidney stone problem where I had a stone so large that I had to undergo an operation to shatter it. I was passing kidney stones for 3 weeks, which I have to say is more pain than giving birth and I've been told so by several women who have given birth and had kidney stones. After the operation I was prescribed enough Lortab to last me a week, but after that I was still passing stones and going back to the surgeon was going to cost me another 900 bucks. So I went to my doctor, and the idiot tells me to take Tylonal and that the pain is mostly in my head lol. So what did I have to do? I had to lower myself to act like a druggy and buy my pills off the street, but it was because I was in such severe pain I could not continue on without the medicine. Once the stones were gone, I quit taking the medication. Unfortunantly when I couldent find Lortab I was forced to purchuse percocept which was said to be the same thing, but in a lab urinalysis it will show up different that hydrocodone and I worked in a state job and could have been drug tested at any time for abuse of my pain meds or any other flippin reason that the state wanted to lol.


Anyway to answer the question, any opiate pill is water soluable. Depending on the amount of water you drink, how many times a day you urinate and the amount of sweat saturation you produce a day can determine how fast or slow it takes for the medication to exit the urin system. If you are athletic and do a reasonable amount of sweating, drink plenty of water and urinate regularly then it will only take like 24-48 hours at tops. If you arnt, and you just sit around getting stoned off of them it still would only take 3-4 days and thats if you arnt drinking any water during these periods of time and are eating a lot of fatty foods which will cause the molecules of the opiate to stick to the body longer.


Any opiate in general only takes around 2-3 days to get out of the system for a urinalysis but for a blood analysis it will take 5-7 days and this goes into further examination of how much of the opiate you take per day.


Anyway I hope miss lady chick can get a life outside of crying about how people take their meds, and I also hope this answered your question. :-)

AJones, Community Member
2/ 2/10 6:30pm

I took 2 percocet 10 mm on Sunday - will they be out of my urnine by nnon on Wednesday?  I am drinking an average amount of water and eating pretty healthy.  Do i need to buy a detox drink to be on the safe side?

deeznutz, Community Member
4/19/10 9:21pm

i hear ya dude.....yea that woman is probaly just a huge hypocrit and is mad because she thinks she is rehabilitated and cant "use" or "abuse" like she used to.....but back to tha important matter of helping give someone knowledge, i believe ur right with all ur facts....body size, amount of exercise, LOTS of water.....the only thing i think that only THC is stored in fatty pretty sure all opiates are metabolized or stored in the liver......but i believe your right about the fat bc ive always heard more healthy people can flush stuff whether or not it is good to only eat lean and healthy during times of flushing




BAG, Community Member
2/ 7/11 7:39pm

I agree with you. In the past 11 months, I have had 3 rotator cuff surgeries

on the same shoulder as it won't heal.  Now I have to have tendon graphs in

hopes of fixing it.  But before that can happen I have to have neck and spine

surgery in 3 days.  The pain has become unreal over the last year.  Doctors

get real touchy about giving out that much hydrocodone and ocycodone.  I

wish I knew where to buy it on the street. It would be cheaper. And by the

way, I have been off work for a few days shy of a year due to all this. I am

paying Cobra prices for insurance and it won't last too much longer!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please think before you judge!


Migraines that make me cry, Community Member
1/16/10 9:48pm

You must be very lucky to sit in judgement of others.  Chronic pain is different for everyone and if for some reason a person's medication is "unavailable" the person doesn't just combust into flames and die - they cope the best they can.  Please try to be more understanding.

cakes61588, Community Member
5/ 4/10 12:52am

first of all.... where do you come off yelling at this matter what situation hes in, you came on his question,and said something totally un realated to what he asked..AND then still didnt answer his question... you may be right,but theres still no reason to talk to someone so disrespectfully for no reason......

and by the way,i believe percocet stays in your urine for about 3-4 days,it depends on how active you are,how much you eat or varies for each person.but the most common time is 3-4 days.

ron, Community Member
3/31/11 11:08pm

you are really something. listen to yourself on your soap self rightious! i totaly disagree with what you said he has real chronic is yours real pain and his isnt? get off you high horse and learn compassion ladie!by the way its spelled percocets.

Freckles, Community Member
2/23/12 6:56pm


jcup4u, Community Member
9/29/08 3:32pm

3 days.. it doesn't matter what ur reason , if it isn't n ur system then they can kick u out and never let u come back.. i know it's hard not 2 take ur meds they way they have u taking them, but stick 2 their way , b/c u could have no meds at all. i'm not trying 2 sound mean.. i just know how they r .. i have heard so many stories from people like u who now have no pain medicines and other drs won't c them b/c it's now on their records.. it's their way or no way. Gbu

cindy, Community Member
1/ 6/10 12:55am

Unfortunatly the same thing happened to me with the percocet i took 3 30mg 3 days before seeing him and when i did the urine it came out neg. so he is done with perks for me...does anyone know if they can put that on your record to your next doctor kinda like,being flagged? And does anyone who lives in the boston area know any primary cares who are willing to give scripts for chronic pain???? Need a little help!

cakes61588, Community Member
5/ 4/10 12:57am

yes i totally agree....they may think your selling them,expecially with this kind of medication.maybe ..maybe theyll let it go 1   posssssibly 2 times but if you end up rarely having the meds that theyy give you in your system they wontt give them to you anymore

linda, Community Member
11/ 2/08 6:03pm

im going to reply on a response u got i know its late but im new to the site and i was just reading and felt like i should say something

i am in chronic pain never pain free just hope for something that will take the edge off so i can function and get out of bed but i am learning not to judge other people and how they take thier meds my daughter has severe pain and will run out of meds sometimes and for the life of me i couldnt understand why u would take ur last pain pill knowing u were not going to have meds for a few days i cant do that im to afraid of the pain but i now understand why my daughter does it sometimes she has just pushed herself to far trying to keep up with the world so i dont judge other people and how they cope .....just felt like i needed to say that...but ur dr will judge u he will think u are eather abusing ur meds or even selling them if u dont have them in ur system

judgeyourself, Community Member
9/30/09 8:53pm

If the Dr. perscribed 4 to 5 times daily and you take 5 daily, then you are taking as perscribed and don't concern yourself with other comments.  Urine tests can test up to 72hrs. depending on your body fat, and other physiological attritutes it may be less.  I passed a test in less than 48hrs. after taking an oxy 20mg.

jaydesmomma, Community Member
11/26/09 1:49am

Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer to this question. How long a pill stays in your system is different for everyone. There are many factors involved such as how many milligrams you are taking and how long you have been taking them. Opiates have what is called a "half-life", and I think a percocet's half-life is 12 hours. Which basically means if you take 10 milligrams of percocet, 5 of those milligrams will be out in 12 hours. And of course, if you are taking 3 or 4 pills a day, then you just keep stacking the milligrams up in your system. Then comes in the other factors I mentioned. Your metabolism rate, how much you sweat, how physically active you are, your weight, etc.... all these things affect how fast a drug leaves your system. I personally knew a guy who was very overweight and didn't exercise at all. He took 100 milligrams a day of percocet for years. And it took him almost 2 whole weeks to get clean. I could probably rattle on for a while about this subject and argue different opinions, but to sum it all up, it is different for everyone! So just please be careful! And GOOD LUCK!!!

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