Originally Posted by johnso29
Hey guys and gals,
I'm currently taking some Vicodin for pain relief associated with an outpatient surgery. Anybody have guidance on where to find out how much time I need for it to get out of my system? Don't want to pop a positive test when I head back to work.
Dr. Warren Silberman, chief of airmen certification for the FAA's Aerospace Medical Certification office in Oke City, says you can fly after 24 hours.
Refer to page 8 in the following Medical Bulletin:
This is not to say the drug will not appear on a drug screen. But if you have the prescription and waited the 24 hours, seems you'd be okay, depending on the underlying cause of the pain.
If you want totally clean urine, 24 hours is probably not enough.