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Thursday, May 05, 2011 concerned mom, Community Member, asks

Q: How Long Does 5mg Of Adderall Stay In Your System For A Urine Test?

my son takes 5mg adderall, he took a dose on a thursday and went to the other parents house that fri. he does not take meds on weekends in order to keep weight on(doctor orders) so he should not have had any meds on fri. due to no shcool, sat., and sun. he returned to our home on sun. saying the other parents girlfriend gave him her a.d.d meds(adderall, a pink pill) on sat.& sun. because they cant handle him, so we took him to get a u.a. (will we b able to find out if they did give him this)
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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
5/ 6/11 10:37am

Thank you for your question and welcome to


Certainly, you should speak with your previous spouse about his girlfriend giving your son medication that was not prescribed to him. This can be dangerous as medication is often prescribed based on weight and the girlfriend's dosage may not be the same as what should be given to your son.


You should also talk about what behaviors are occuring in their home angethd find out if there is a way to work together to solve some of those issues. You might also discuss this with your son's doctor, he should be aware that ADHD symptoms are possibly causing difficulty for your son on the weekends.


As far as the drug screening, I do not know the answer but you should be able to discuss the results with your doctor.



donna hildebrand, Community Member
9/15/11 1:35pm

how long does 5mg of addrell stay in system if never taken before and have a work urine test

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By concerned mom, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/16/11, First Published: 05/05/11