Vicodin is the brand name for a prescription tablet of hydrocodone and acetaminophen which can be detected in the hair for up to 90 days, on average.
Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opiate (a narcotic) and is used to treat severe pain by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.
If misused, hydrocodone can lead to addiction, overdose, and in some cases death.
Detecting Hydrocodone In Hair
The length of time hydrocodone can be detected in the hair depends on a variety of factors. On average, however, hydrocode can be detected for up to 90 days after the last use.
Factors That Affect How Long Vicodin Stays In Your Hair
Someone who takes hydrocodone will feel the effect of the drug for about four to six hours, but hydrocodone stays in a person’s system much longer than that.
How long hydrocodone stays in the body may be affected by:
- how frequently it’s taken
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- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus — Drug Testing
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus — Hydrocodone
- Michigan Medicine: University of Michigan — Hydrocodone
- Institute For Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) — Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen
- Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM) — Prescription Opioid Use among Adults with Mental Health Disorders in the United States