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Friday, February 27, 2009 velveas, Community Member, asks

Q: how long does 30mg adderall stay in your blood?

Does anybody know how long adderall (30mg) will stay in your (1)bloodstream, and (2)urine??

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
2/28/09 1:23pm

Thank you for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com.

 

According to HomeDrugTestingKit, amphetamines are detectable in urine for up to 4 days. This is an average as everyone metabolizes medication at different rates.

 

I am sorry, I do not know how long this medication would remain detectable in the bloodstream.

 

Eileen

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Brookie, Community Member
3/13/09 2:04pm

Well unless you were taking it and not suppose to, you can not get in trouble for it showing up in drug tests. If you are prescribed to adderall you have nothing to worry about. You cant get in trouble for it. I also don't think they will see it unless they test for it. I would say a week but I'm not an expert. I say this because it's a pill you take everyday and well it doesnt work the day after. ya know.. So I would say a week the longest. But dont take my word. Google it :)

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Rose Ludwig, Community Member
1/ 5/11 10:02am

You're right, if you are taking it as your doctor prescribed, then legally you are safe. But unless you provide a doctor's note or pharmacy receipt when you're tested to verify your medical usage, all the lab knows is that you popped positive for amphetamine. You have to give them that info when you turn in your sample so that they can verify that you have a medical reason for taking it, confirm that the amount in your system is consistent with your dosage, and send a clean result to your employer or whoever.

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Rhino Driver, Community Member
3/29/09 11:59pm

It's not so easy, and yes you can get in trouble for having Adderral in your system with a lawful perscription.  I have this same issue as my job requires a DOT medical, but I have a perscription for Adderral.  The DOT will positively crucify someone who discloses they have ADHD and are taking medications for it.  For me this would be an immediate revocation of my medical certificate and loss of my job.

 

Don't rush to be so judgemental.  Good people with legitimate conditions get a lot of grief from employers.

 

By the way, you can purchase home drug testing kits for about $25 at Walmart or any larger drug store.  I would suggest purchasing at least two: One to test the day you stop taking Adderral, and one the day before your drug test.  I think four days in the average outside time.  Give it a solid week without taking the meds and you should be good.  I reccemend the second test right before going to the formal test....this will keep your blood pressure down...:-)

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nancy, Community Member
5/15/10 10:29pm

I am asking because a young person passed out and is in ICU with a swollen

brain and a irregular heartbeat and breathing problems. And I was told that

this young person was taking adderall without needing it (takn for pleasure) I quess? And I do not know the mg.  I am asking only because his friends say he was taking this drug but it did not show up when a drug test was done the night

he was brought to the hospital? Its been weeks and he still in ICU having big

problems. I want the person to get the right medical treatment if the adderall

story is true ut remember did not show up in his labs.  

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Mattro78, Community Member
7/ 1/12 1:15am

People, stop with the "well if you're taking it like you're supposed to, you don't have to worry about anything,..." crap.   Everybody knows that most the questions on here are addicts like myself wonder for reasons so obvious, that it's OBVIOUS...  Hello?  I wanna know also... How long Adderall stays in the blood stream.  I don't wanna here from some professional nurse that's hidding a drinking problem or hidding the fact that she steals medication from the med room everyday, I wanna hear answers to the questions.  THAT'S WHY IT'S CALLED,...'ANSWER.COM"  So let's move on shall we?  Who knows how long Adderall stays in your blood?  Approx. how long would it take for Adderall, if taken one time in a large dose (say 30 mg) to clear the blood if blood were taken from your veins and checked?

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Mattro78, Community Member
7/ 1/12 1:16am

People, stop with the "well if you're taking it like you're supposed to, you don't have to worry about anything,..." crap.   Everybody knows that most the questions on here are addicts like myself wonder for reasons so obvious, that it's OBVIOUS...  Hello?  I wanna know also... How long Adderall stays in the blood stream.  I don't wanna here from some professional nurse that's hidding a drinking problem or hidding the fact that she steals medication from the med room everyday, I wanna hear answers to the questions.  THAT'S WHY IT'S CALLED,...'ANSWER.COM"  So let's move on shall we?  Who knows how long Adderall stays in your blood?  Approx. how long would it take for Adderall, if taken one time in a large dose (say 30 mg) to clear the blood if blood were taken from your veins and checked?

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Mattro78, Community Member
7/ 1/12 1:29am

Adderall is bad stuff...

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