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How long does Vicodin remain in the system?

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Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Question: I AM COMING OFF OF VICADIN, AND BEING PUT ON NUCYNTA...HOW LONG DOES VICADIN STAY IN MY SYSTEM, AND WILL IT INTERACT WITH THE DIFFERENT PAIN MED.
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No interaction if vicodin being stopped.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Vicodin and nucynta both are opioid painkillers and may increase potency of each other and increase sedation if used in combination. However , vicodin has half life of only 3 to 4 hours. So it must be off of your system in a day. So stopping vicodin and continuing nucynta would not be a problem in guise of interaction etc.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
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How long does Vicodin remain in the system?

Brief Answer: No interaction if vicodin being stopped. Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Vicodin and nucynta both are opioid painkillers and may increase potency of each other and increase sedation if used in combination. However , vicodin has half life of only 3 to 4 hours. So it must be off of your system in a day. So stopping vicodin and continuing nucynta would not be a problem in guise of interaction etc. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan