How Long Does Methadone Show Up In A Oral Swab Drug Test

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Serenity Jade Says:

I will be going for a job interview at some point next week, more than likely it will be early in the week ( in about 3 days) today i took 4 10mg methadone pills. It will be a saliva test that i have to take, how long will the drug be detectable in a saliva test?

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David Says:
Hi Serenity,

Methadone can be detected in your saliva for up to 1-10 business days. Just joking about the 'business' days part. LOL!

Although in 3 days time, it's still questionable as to whether or not the drug will be detected; but if you have a prescription for Methadone, then you should be fine just presenting the script to whom ever is testing your saliva, so you're not held accountable for a positive result.

I hope this helps and wish you good luck on your test!

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Robin Says:
No, no, no....methadone can not be detected in a drug screen because it is SYNTHETIC. They can only find it if they are specifically looking for it. Trust me: #1 I'm a Registered Nurse and #2 I had to do drops 3x per week for 9 months when my ex husband was fighting me for custody. I have been taking Methadone daily for pain reasons for 3 years. It was NEVER positive...NOT ONCE.

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Divin3 Says:
Hi Robin, I have a similar case as u did. My question 2 u is, did your case worker know about your methadone usage before the drug screening? Did you notify your screener before the test? Did u do urine or swap? What state was this in? Acs started asking me to do drug test but I havent because of my methadone. Everythings been good except that. And I dont want To tell them about my methadone. I dont want new excuses. Please respond. Thank you

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Tasha Says:
Hi Robyn I just wanted ti know if I took 10mg of methadone on sat and had to take a saliva test on tues will it show up?

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kayla Says:
I just took one 10mg methadone. And I'm going for a job interview that does oral swab drug tests. How long will the methadone be detectable???

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Katee Says:
Hi kayla..When is your swab? If you only took 1 10mg pill, chances are test will be show positive IF swab is done within 10 days..unfortunately, methadone stays in system longer than a lot of other meds, esp if you have taken it for more than a few months.Good luck..

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lily Says:
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Im going for a saliva test next Tuesday. i took 15mg of methadone on this Wednesday. will it show up. this is for a pain management doctor. please give. me some good news!!! i appreciate your help

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daphne317 Says:
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I took 50 mg of methadone from 16th - 18th (Tuesday-Thursday) and I had to take a oral swab drug test today which is the 19th (Friday) am I going to fail this drug test??.. how many days or weeks does it usually take to have a passing drug screen??.. is there anything I can do like drink lots of cranberry juice/water to try to clean my system out a bit ?? Please I need answers, I've been trying to find a answer on here & keep reading different things every time!!

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katee Says:
Hi Daphne,

I'm 95% sure your screen will show positive for methadone..IF you have a legit prescription, tell them now..Methadone stays in the body a longer time than some other narcotics; 50Mg would prob show up for at least 10 least that's been my experience..and no amount of drinking anything will purge it..good luck

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juanita Says:
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Need help and fast... i took three 10mg methadone, Monday and have a drug test Wednesday... what's my chances of passing it?

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Kikit Says:
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Yes it can I took two 10mg methadone on a Wednesday and tested the following Tuesday and was just informed I failed for methadone. A friend told me you can put lister one strips under your tounge right before testing and have a significant chance of passing. I make no promise however he did pass in a shorter timeframe than me. Hope this helps

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jo Says:
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Hey I take 30mg of methodone daily. im trying to get a job im buying the wouthwash of line.. do u think I will psss?!

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Kikit Says:
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I hate to say it but you defiantly will show positive for methadone

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julie Says:
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If i took (2) 10 millagram methadone in a 5 day spane and thats all the methadone ive ever taken will it be detevted in a swab test..
I take oxycodone regularly and benzoes. Im worried the methodone will show up when thats all the methodone i took...please answer asap so i dont worry.

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Kikit Says:
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Yes Julie I'm sorry but it will show as it is a synthetic opiate it shows up as methadone itself. A friend took 2 -10mg methadone and ten days later still showed positive. Although some blogs or posts will say things such as 5-7 days it can actually be detected for a much much longer period. My friend learned this lesson the hard way and seriously regrets it. Hope this helps

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Bob Says:
I smoked two hits of a methadone pill on Friday and have to take a swab test on Tuesday do you think it will be out of my system.

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Roger Says:
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I took 60mg of methadone Sunday morn i have to do a swab test on Wed. morn wi it show up?

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Heather Says:
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If I take 10 milligrams of liquid methadone on Friday will I pass a mouth swab the following Wednesday please it's very important if someone could really help ME out thanx

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Nikki Says:
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Robin, it was an oral mouth swab you took 3x for 9 months or urine? You say you dropped and that makes me think urine I need to know about an oral mouth swab.

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Beth Says:
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I have a question for u I have a drug test coming up in two maybe three days and I've done methadone for alomost two years I bet the test then my last test came up.positive and so the method I was using no longer works. Do u have any ideas of things I can do.or take to pass the test?

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