How Long Does Roxicodone Stay in Your System?

Detection Timetable Depends on Many Variables

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Determining exactly how long Roxicodone is detectable in the body depends on many variables, including which kind of drug test is being used. Roxicodone is one brand name of oxycodone.

Other brand names for oxycodone include Dazidox, Endocodone, ETH-Oxydose, Oxaydo, Oxecta, Oxycontin, Oxyfast, OxyIR and Percolone.

It can be detected for a shorter time with some tests, but can be "visible" for up to three months in other tests.

The timetable for detecting Roxicodone in the system is also dependent upon each individual's metabolism, body mass, age, hydration level, physical activity, health conditions and other factors, making it almost impossible to determine an exact time Roxicodone will show up on a drug test.

The following is an estimated range of times, or detection windows, during which Roxicodone can be detected by various testing methods:

How Long Does Roxicodone Stay in the Urine?

Roxicodone can be detected in the urine for 3-4 days

How Long Can Roxicodone Be Detected in Blood?

A blood test can identify Roxicodone for up to 24 hours.

How Long Can a Saliva Test Detect Roxicodone?

A saliva test can detect Roxicodone for up to 1-4 days

How Long Can a Hair Test Detect Roxicodone?

Roxicodone, like like many other drugs, can be detected with a hair follicle drug test for up to 90 days.

Preventing Roxicodone Overdose

Even taken as prescribed oxycodone (Roxicodone) can cause serious or life-threatening breathing problems, especially during the first 72-hours of use and any time following an increase in dosage.

Taking other medications with Roxicodone may increase the risk of serious or life-threatening breathing problems. Drinking alcohol, taking prescription or nonprescription medications that contain alcohol, or using street drugs during treatment with Roxicodone increases the risk of serious, life-threatening side effects.

Therefore, it is important to know how long Roxicodone remains in the system in order to prevent dangerous interactions with other drugs or possible overdose.

Symptoms of a Roxicodone Overdose

The following are some of the symptoms that can occur with a Roxicodone overdose:

In case of overdose, call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 9-1-1.

Roxicodone Side-Effects

Even with normal, therapeutic dosages, Roxicodone can cause unpleasant side-effects. For some patients, those side-effects can become serious.

Serious side-effects can include:

  • Fast or slow heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Seizures
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Lightheadedness when changing positions

If you experience any of the above side-effects when taking Roxicodone, notify your healthcare provider immediately.


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