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How does Fioricet stay in your system?

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How long does Fioricet stay in your system?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 8 years ago.
Are you asking about a drug screen?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 8 years ago.
The butalbital, which is the only ingredient in Fioricet that would be tested in a drug screen, would normally not show up after two weeks following ingestion.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
once ingested, it will stay in the system for two weeks?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 8 years ago.
About that long, yes.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Also, does the amount and long term usage matter?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 8 years ago.
Probably not.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
This is very important. "Probably" won"t work for me. I need a reassuring, definite answer. Thanks.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 8 years ago.
Well, I say probably because, in the practice of medicine, there's always an occasional exception to the rule. I think two weeks is more than adequate to eliminate the drug from one's system.
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