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Sunday, August 03, 2008 ema, Community Member, asks

Q: how long will ativan remain in your system. How long will it show up in a urine drug screen

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Dr. Diana L Walcutt, Health Guide
8/ 4/08 8:01pm

Hi Ema:

Ativan (brand name for lorazepam) is excreted from the body in the urine and the feces (stools). According to the first website below, 95% of the drug is excreted within 120 hours, or five days, mainly in the urine (88%), so it should still be detectable in the urine after 5 days.

Lorazepam is a type of benzodiazepine. According to the second website below the detection period in the urine for benzodiazapines in general is 3 - 7 days.



Hope this helps,

Dr. Diana Walcutt

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Franc1ne73, Community Member
4/14/11 6:36pm

Dear Dr. 

I took about 6-7 .5 ativans between last tuesday and wednesday (5th & 6th). I had a urine test today (the 14th) and am terrified. I know its gonna show up. I am 210lbs, female. I have been trying to flush out this last week but I am still freaking. Will I fail this test I took today?

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By ema, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/17/14, First Published: 08/03/08