How Long Does Percocet Stay in You?
Percocet, you know by its most common name paracetamol, is a very popular pain reliever medicine. I am sure, some of you have already taken this pain killer at some point in your life. No one wants to dwell with pain and to get rid of physical pain, painkillers are the easiest way out. But do you know how much harm can painkillers do to your body? Let’s find out.
What is Percocet?
Percocet is a pain killer medication that contains oxycodone and acetaminophen. The oxycodone used in this medication is a type of opioid that comes from the same source of morphine, heroin, and other drugs that are not legal.
How Long Does Percocet Stay in the Blood System?
Percocet is a drug that can be detected in your blood, urine, saliva, and hair. Statistics and studies show that in the user’s body, just after one does Percocet is traceable in blood for whole 24 hours (or more), saliva for two days, urine for 3 to 4 days, and in hair for a whole month and some cases for three months. It takes up to 20 to 25 minutes for the drug to kick in the system. The user will feel relaxed and sleepy.
How to Get It out of Your System?
The time varies from person to person, and on your liver and body metabolism. The best way to get any chemical out of the body system is by drinking a lot of fluid. So drink a lot of water, juice. Try to avoid alcohol. Also, sleep properly because that is when your body metabolism is at the peak. Do some exercise, it will help your body process urine quicker. But the best solution is to stop taking Percocet. But do consult a doctor before you do that. Withdrawing from Percocet may create some complexity in both your mind and body. You should prepare yourself for that.
Drug addiction is one of the major problems that today’s youth are facing. Not everybody gets addicted to drugs willingly. One can become a drug addict by following prescribed drugs as well. Sometimes addiction to drugs can be genetic. So, we have to be careful about what we are taking and the amount of dose we are taking. Because it is too easy to get addicted to drugs. So stay healthy and raise awareness.