question-icon

Suggest ways to flush out Percocet out of system

default
Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: Hi Dr. I have been taken Percocet/acetaminophen for the last 5 years. With stints of rehab and times where I didn't take anything for 6 months straight on my own then went back again. Well right now I'm going through a divorce and it's not good. I recently started taking them again and now I have a new job, Friday is my drug test the last time I took one was 1 hour ago. Now will 2 days be long enough to pass my drug test, or a day in a half since the day is almost over. Or what can I take to disepate this out of my system. I need this job very badly...and I want stop now taking pills.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Senduran Narayanasamy (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Need more information

Detailed Answer:
Hello there

Thank you for asking to healthcaremagic.

I would like to have some more information from you to give my opinion .

1) When did you restart taking the drugs exactly after 6 months of interval ?

2) What is the strength/dose of the tablets ?

3) How many times did you consume a day ?

4) Are you obese or overweight ?


Awaiting your reply..

Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Senduran Narayanasamy (18 hours later)
I started taking them again 4 months after not taking anything at all-4 month interval went by now started again.

The strength is 0.5mg/325mg-percocet/acetaminophen

I consumed maybe 8 pills a day

No I'm not overweight.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Senduran Narayanasamy (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please read the answer below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello there

Thank you for providing the required information.

I have gone through it

The drug perocet contains oxycodone,which has high volume of distribution(Vd) within body compartments and high protein binding capacity..Both the parameters will make the drug to stay in the body for longer duration.

Also Increased frequency of around 8 pills a day in the recent past,could have made the drug to stay much longer..I.e for weeks..

I don't think you will pass the test .

However keep encouraging intake of plain water ..Avoid taking further any pill,soda and encourage intake of orange juice ,cranberry juice which may help in excretion of the drug to some extent.

Hope I was of help.

All the best for your test.




Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Senduran Narayanasamy

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2011

Answered : 407 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Suggest ways to flush out Percocet out of system

Brief Answer: Need more information Detailed Answer: Hello there Thank you for asking to healthcaremagic. I would like to have some more information from you to give my opinion . 1) When did you restart taking the drugs exactly after 6 months of interval ? 2) What is the strength/dose of the tablets ? 3) How many times did you consume a day ? 4) Are you obese or overweight ? Awaiting your reply.. Regards