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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.

See:

http://www.mentalhealth.com/drug/p30-a04.html

http://www.usscreeningsource.com/druginformation.htm

 

Hope this helps,

Dr. Diana Walcutt

The Stress Masters

*Dr. Walcutt is a Psychologist, not a Psychiatrist. Psychiatrists prescribe medications. Psychologists study them, but the majority of Psychologists are not authorized to prescribe meds or give you specific advice about them. Dr. Walcutt's answers are not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or mental disorder. Any information given in a post about medication is for educational purposes only, and primarily to aid you in having an informed discussion with your own Psychiatrist/Physician.

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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