General Information about OxyContin

Oxycodone Hydrochloride (e.g., OxyContin) is a highly addictive, narcotic pain killer prescribed for short-term usage only.  Similar to Codeine, Morphine, and Methadone in treating severe and chronic pain, OxyContin is also an opiate derivative.  OxyContin is a controlled substance due to the high risk of developing dependency and addiction among users.  Even short-term usage of this highly addictive opiate raises concerns as to the length of time OxyContin can potentially remain in the system.

How Long Does OxyContin Stay in Your System?

As a general guideline only, OxyContin has been shown to test positive in urine analysis up to five days after dosing among heavy users with infrequent urination and up to two days among users who followed the prescribed dosage for pain with regular urination.  Other factors to consider when determining the duration of time that OxyContin will test positive in urine is the actual amount of the dosage, what form of the drug is used (e.g., pill, injection, or powder), the frequency of daily dosing, and the general time frame in which OxyContin is used to treat pain.  As with all drugs, a variety of physiological factors determine how each individual reacts and retains residual concentrations of OxyContin in the body.  Factors such as age, weight, general health condition, other medications, other medical conditions, allergic reactions, diet, daily water intake, amount of daily exercise, and stress levels all play important roles in how OxyContin is retained in the system.

Find Freedom from Addiction at Burning Tree

OxyContin is for short-term usage only.  The feeling of “getting high” can become so pleasurable with opiates that tolerance levels often change dramatically over night.  If you or someone you love is taking more than what is prescribed for pain, please recognize the importance of time in the process of recovery.  Seek out the assistance of a licensed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center you can trust.  Burning Tree stops the suffering of chronic relapse.  We know that long-term solutions require long-term treatment.  Call us at 866-287-2877 (admissions), 972-962-7374 (administrative offices), or 972-962-7376 (fax) to speak with one of our staff today.  If you prefer, you may contact us by sending an email through our website at