How Long Does A Lortab Stay In Your System

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sally Says:
I took 1 10mg lortab last night and may have to take a drug test tomorrow. how long will it take to get out of my system?

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David Says:
Hi Sally,

I know you posted this yesterday, but to answer your question for future reference, it really depends on how much, how long and how often you were taking it. Most pharmacists consider that after 3-5 "half-lives," close to 90% of the drug has been eliminated and is no longer affecting the body. The maximum wait to achieve five half-lives for Vicodin/Lortab would be 5 x 3.8 half-life = 19 hours. Some say that 2-5 days leeway is sufficient, based on this.

Even though you only took 1 pill, it would be a close call depending on what time your drug test was the next day. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables while staying hydrated throughout the day will significantly help your body detox quicker and speed up your waiting time. Besides getting plenty of rest each night I'd also recommend getting at least an hour each day of exercise in to help sweat out any toxins and get your lymphatic system flowing (which will aid in detoxification as well).

Also, just so you know, if you were prescribed this medication then you don't need to worry about testing positive for it. Presenting proof of your prescription prior to the tests would be enough to get you by.

I hope this helps!

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Lynnette Says:
How long can one Lortab 5 mg be detected in a urine drug screen?

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Lucy Says:
I am prescribed 2 loricet 7.5 per day for over 2 yrs. However, according to my pain level somedays I only take one. On days that my pain is worse I have taken 6. i ran out of my prescription 5 days early this month. When I went in to get new prescription I had to take a urine test I'm afraid non will show op in my system. Should some still be in my system?

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David Says:

Lortab can be detected in your urine for up to 3-4 days after your last dose. While this is supposed to serve as an estimated time frame, some people have reportedly tested clean in 2 days; but I'd imagine that it is very different for everyone.

Do you have a test coming up soon?


With a urine test, it would be difficult to determine because it generally doesn't remain in your system for longer than about 4 days or so. If they did a hair test, it will surely show up though. Can you speak to your doctor about this before going in?

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Red Says:
I do not take pain pills regularly. I fell and hurt my leg. And I took only one pill that my mother offered me for my pain. Then switched to ibuprofen . How Lo.g will it take for this one pill to exit my system as I am actively looking for work . It was a hydrocodone 10mg

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I took half of a half of vicodin 10 for my backache. How long will it take to get out my system? Ive been drinking alot of water too

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