What is Hydrocodone

Many people take prescription drugs every day to help manage medical conditions. Although they can be highly beneficial, they can also be highly addictive. Let’s look at one of these commonly prescribed drugs, hydrocodone.

Hydrocodone is classified as an opiate narcotic analgesic. It is a drug widely used for relieving moderate to severe pain. This medication works by changing the way the nervous system and brain process your body’s pain.

It can become a habit-forming drug even with normal prescribed doses. Misuse of this medication can cause addiction, overdose, and even death. If taken in high doses, it can slow or even stop breathing. If taken with alcohol, it can lead to being fatal.

How long does hydrocodone stay in your system?

Hydrocodone can stay in the body for about 24 to 36 hours after it is taken.

Hydrocodone, like most other drugs, should be taken only under the care of a physician. It is also very important to take it exactly as directed in the instructions by your doctor or pharmacy.

Employers may want to test for even these types of drugs to ensure they are not hiring someone who has a dependency or addiction to hydrocodone.

Its most common ways of being tested are through your urine and your hair. It can also be tested using a sample of blood, sweat, or saliva. Urine tests can detect hydrocodone from 2-to 4 days, while hair tests can detect it for up to 90 full days. In the saliva, it can be detected from 12 to 36 hours after someone has taken it. In the blood, it can be detected for around 24 hours after someone takes it.

These times may vary depending on a few factors. Age, dosage amount, genetics, and frequency of how often it was taken all can play a role in how long the body holds onto it.

nurse holding blood sample for blood tests for drugs

There are many signs that can indicate overdose and misuse of this drug.

Safe and effective treatment options are available

With prolonged use, hydrocodone can be extremely habit-forming and can be dangerous. It is important to get treatment for addiction right away. Feel free to contact Elite Home Detox today! We will help you along your journey of recovery. We have in-home treatments available. This will help you discretely and comfortably detoxify your body and become a healthier version of yourself.

EHD Can Help You Through The Withdrawal Process

Elite Home Detox is here for you if you need help withdrawing from Klonopin or any other addictive drug. We can provide you with the one-on-one care you need while going through detoxification and withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction. And best of all, we come to you! You can make a full and lasting recovery in the comfort of your home with the help of our expert medical team. Contact us today to learn more.


Experience Care with Elite Home Detox