Oxycodone is a highly addictive opioid medication that can treat short- and long-term pain. How long it stays in a person’s system depends on several factors.
People who use oxycodone may worry about its effects on employer drug tests. They may also wonder how long it will remain in breast milk, as well as how long it takes for withdrawal symptoms to ease as oxycodone exits the body.
The length of time oxycodone stays in the body depends on several factors, including:
- the dosage
- how a person takes it (orally, intravenously, or nasally)
- the person’s metabolism
- how many doses they took before stopping
- their body size
- their age
- any other medications the person is taking, as some inhibit the metabolism of oxycodone and lead to increased levels in the blood