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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 francis clickenger, Community Member, asks

Q: how long does xanax stay in your system

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6/25/08 1:44am

Hi Francis,

 

 

Studies have shown that Xanax (alprazolam) immediate release tablets show peak concentrations of the drug in blood plasma after about one to two hours. The average "half-life" of Xanax, which means the time it takes the blood to eliminate half of the drug is 11.2 hours (with a range of 6.3 to 26.9 hours).

Xanax XR is an extended release version of the drug. It has a slower absorbtion rate, in that the body maintains a constant concentration of the drug 5 to 10 hours after you take it.  However, studies are showing that elimination of the XR version is about the same as the immediate release.

You didn't say why you asked this question, but if you have taken Xanax recently and are concerned about its effects on your body I urge you to contact your doctor as soon as possible and express your concerns.

 

Regards,

Dr. Jennifer Fee

www.thestressmasters.com

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travis3632, Community Member
7/ 6/10 3:16pm

my pc has told me that i should get off xanax because its habit forming i know all about meds that is wy i feel i should stay on them my stress is nuts and they are worried about there licence he suggested cyimbalta im tierd of being a ginny pig expecially since xanax works

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Caryl60, Community Member
9/ 4/10 7:56pm

As an RN, I am urged to say that Cymbalta is great for depression, anxiety, pain. Clonazepam (Klonopin) is a better long-acting benzodiazapine and does work better than the short-acting xanax.(over time)

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bretn2000, Community Member
8/13/11 4:02am

Clonazepam had the opposite effect when prescribed to me for anxiety. Intensified my anxiety dramatically with extreme iritability and mood swings. Received a criminal violation while driving on this medication and was the "worst experience of my life". Lingering effects lasted for days and couldn't wait until it got out of my system. Returned to doctor and back on xanax with small controlled doses and looking forward not to relying on any medication of this nature on the very near future.

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katykat, Community Member
2/23/12 10:04pm

as someone who took prescribed clonazepam for 3 years, it is one drug that is unbelievable when it comes to withdrawal.  if you become addicted, which i did after regular use for anxiety and stress, you will think you have been to hell, if you have to taper off of it quickly.  i was tapered down over 10 days because my MD lost his DEA number (now I know he was a pill doctor) and then went through 5 FIVE weeks of hard withdrawal and I am still having small symptoms after 2 months.  I've been told it is harder to quit than herion (I don't know this to be true, but it was ungodly).  it think a STRONG WARNING should be given with this type of medication. I ended up in the ER one night during withdrawal and the doctor said that my body was in shock.  it literally changed my hair from root to tip overnight - no joke.  be careful, please. 

 

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italiangm, Community Member
3/ 5/11 3:03pm
I agree w/another response indicating clonazepam (Klonopin) is a better choice than Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety symptoms under certain conditions. Here's why: Xanax has a medium length half-life (8-12 hrs). It typically works for symptom relief from situational (or other short term) anxiety. If the person feels fine after the short term trigger has passed, Xanax might work well. However, Xanax dosage and timing must be carefully managed in someone with persistent, daily anxiety. When Xanax wears off, it tends to do so rather quickly. If a person doesn't take the next dose in a timely manner, the rapid decline in xanax effectiveness can lead to rebound anxiety. I call this "the Xanax rollercoaster." For those with persistent, daily anxiety, it may make more sense to take a med with similar symptom relief properties as Xanax, but has a longer half-life. Clonazepam (Klonopin) has an average half-life of 33 hrs which reduces the need for precise dosing and timing. It's a way to get off the "Xanax rollercoaster". Reply
Michelle, Community Member
3/ 7/11 12:35am

Im on cymalta and xananx too, the cybalta for me doent work, Im switiching to celexa and hopefully can get of xanax, I tried Kolonopin, made me the angriest person with zero motivation, I would try to get on a better ssri med but if xanax works for and this dont doesnt want you on it then, screw him find another doc. That stuff pisses me off, we know our bodies and what works best with them! good luck!

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Michelle, Community Member
3/ 7/11 12:35am

Im on cymalta and xananx too, the cybalta for me doent work, Im switiching to celexa and hopefully can get of xanax, I tried Kolonopin, made me the angriest person with zero motivation, I would try to get on a better ssri med but if xanax works for and this dont doesnt want you on it then, screw him find another doc. That stuff pisses me off, we know our bodies and what works best with them! good luck!

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mc66, Community Member
7/22/11 1:35am

hey travis, 

just wanted to let u know i too was a victim of a doc worryin more about their license than what worked to help keep my chronic pain somewht at bay. i tied reasoning w/ her. she just didnt want to hear it. her license wasso important. the sad part is i had no choice the pain got wore  

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Angelica, Community Member
11/ 8/11 11:17am

i am researching something to get off xanax but not because it dosnt work but because of my dr and pain meds .i have mixed reactions about drs and these drugs they r fine together as long as they are used right not abused .thats the catch patients r miss using oding and drs r getting blamed and there goes everyones meds that work its a mess.the drs cant tell by looking at us whos going to take them right or not .but i think they should look at our past behavior of these drugs if u have been on them for 20 years always have the correct count and no issues they should surely be able to justify those meds for us .i am really scared to change there r so many  bad articles on the other meds i really just dont know what to do i am getting xanax at this time but am afraid with all the bad press anytime they may change my meds like so many others .i have woke in the middle of the night feeling as if i was dying when i didnt take xanax because they have taken me off several times before and replaced it with other things that just dont work i have ptsd i have since 21 when i had to watch my first husband die .i am now 46 and have been off xanax about 2 years total during all those years usually just a few months at a time till the dr would get it in their heads i needed it . God bless us all in this situation i know i like most r just trying to live a somewhat normal life not getting high just wanting to wake up and feel like i can breath .

 

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Michele, Community Member
2/29/12 8:20pm

I completely understand in may of last year I gave birth to two baby boys at 28 weeks and 12 hours later my mother in law died of cancer. My baby Daniel died at 25 days in my arms he took his last breath. I am blessed with a five your old little girl and Robert healthy 10 month old smiling baby boy. Cymbalta is making me so sick to my stomach. I have been on Zolft for the past nine months. Now th DOC wants me to stop zolft and just start Cybalta well I am hallusonating, outstanding. My anxiety attaches are to the point i will not leave the house. I don't know what to do. Wish I could breath with you!

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mc66, Community Member
7/22/11 2:02am

i just wanted to let u know, i too was a victim of doc worrin more about their license than about me. it put me in a bad situation w/ chronic pain. people like us know are bodies best . it bothers me so much  that they  forgot they are supposed to b carin for us and doin whatever they can to make us comfortable. im sorry u must contend w/ this  craziness before

u are treated properly

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sympathizer, Community Member
8/25/11 7:47pm

I talked to my psychiatrist about this just yesterday.  I expressed to her the same concerns about habit formation.  She assured me that the doses I was taking should not form too much tollerance for a little while; surely I will not develop tollerance in the two weeks before I am seeing her again.

 

I am taking about 2 mg a day.  If I feel up for it, I take less.  If my day is particularlly bad, I take a little more, though I have not needed to take more than 2 mg a day.

 

Talk to your psychiatrist about this stuff!

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DoctorJoey, Community Member
11/20/13 11:03am

No physician who has not had warnings or actual Disciplinary Acton taken concerning his prescribing of Controlled Substances is in no danger if: 1. you're hs patient and that didn't start today; 2. your symptoms reflect one or more of the indications for Xanax and/or other benzodiazepine and 3. his DEA Registration has not been restricted because of past overprescribing of Controlled Substances Although the official Product Info for Xanax lists :Panic Attack Disorder w/ and w/o Agoraphobi. The GAD indication appears to have been dropped according to my 2011 and 2012 PDRs. That's no cause for concern. Off-label use is perfectly legal. Your physicians' behavior and response was unethical to the point that if I knew the guy, I'd report him to your state licensing authority. He lied to you. The only last piece I just remebered is that he must keep patient records on you and your scripts, even if you come in simply to get a refill. I'm an MD and much older than you are and I've been taking Sandoz's generic Xanax since 2001 for GAD and Panic Attack Disorder. Doctors who are friends are lerning to make up a patient folder and get a hx; back in the day, because we were NOT permitted to prescribe CSs for ourselves, I'd ask my pediatrician neighbor for a script for #120 Xanax 2mg. Still, I kept seeing my regular doctor. It didn't matter who wrote for what as long ss the paperwork is OK. Regarding Cymbalta, please know that I am not eing condescending, bjt there's no reason for a biochem lesson either. Cymbalta contains some of the metabolites from Effexor (Example: Nortriptyline, a tricyclic AD, is the primary metabolite of Amitriptyline. Here's a clue I probably shouldn't give you, but your doc sounds like a real s***t. Cymbalta is infamous for cuasibng rumbling stomachs, the passing of window, etc - that whole package. If you came to me and said, Dr. Joe, I can't take this. I farted all through Physics and Phys Ed classes today. As an antidepressant I haven't used Cymbalta much, but its advertising blitz - based (but only BASED) on fact - conveyed the ,message that this was THe New Gemneration. It's not. I'd never considr Cymbalta as a DOC. One final question that I hope you replay negatively to: Do you take  Xanax as directed daily (you need at least 2 doses/day for maximum efficacy or do youn use it as a party drug. I take Desoxyn (methamphetamine GCl) 4mg tabs for Treatment-Resistant Depression. If the amphetamines didn't work, we had tro go to the MAOIs and they're dangrous to anyone eating normal food. Fortunately, it worsk,. However, Iyou been honest with me and I'll do the same; occasionally, I take an additional tablet if I'm finishing or proofreading a paper for submission to one of the peer-reviewed medicaj journals, Happens maybe once a month and it's NOT a problem, but an issue I need to eep my eye on. = Dr J

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bunnyboo, Community Member
3/ 9/14 9:07pm

I got xanax at the hospital and also am afraid of the addictive affects but its the only way I feel normal again... I cant get anymore and the withdrawl from it is just making me wanna shoot things...plz help

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daddywarbux, Community Member
7/ 8/10 4:40am

from personal experience i had court on the june 4th and then again on the 7th, i had consumed opwards of 50 mgs,yes fifty not point 0 5, and 100mgs of methadone ( DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME) the 4th was a friday and the 7th a monday obviously i was too f*ckd up to take the urine screen on the 4th but it ended up working out to my advantage as i pissed clean for xanax on the 7th but was dirty for methadone although that was a prescribed drug at the time and the xanax won't, but i have a  very high metabolism and didn't eat during that period also cept the bare minimum cause i was coming off of 100mgs of methadone a day in jail(not recommended although for me personally it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be)

 

Since im new here and this message board is about anxiety mine has come from an l4-s1 spinal fusion with multiple other discs going bad, oh yeah and i have scolioisis too!        Smile

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helpmeplease, Community Member
11/12/10 11:47pm

I went 17 days without tatking xananx then yesterday I took 2 mg and today I took 3.5 mg how ong wi it take to cean it out from my urine

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Elizabeth77, Community Member
2/28/11 9:44am

so i dont exactly know the mg of the xanax that i took i know it was two white ladders. i have court on march 10. do you think ill drop clean, ecspecially if i drink a lot of water ? anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated  thanx

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Krystal jade, Community Member
4/ 4/11 8:25am

Man what in the world to do? I am so screwed i have to see me PO on April 14th and i  have taken at least 5 in the last two weeks.... will i be ok? how do i detox fast besides water, juices, fruits and veggies? PLEASE e-mail me if you can with some worldly answers.

I'm Krystal by the way.

 

 

Thanks

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Kristen, Community Member
4/25/11 12:02am

yo i have to see my PO on Wed the 27 of april 2011 and i just took a stick of xanax and i need to know if its gunna be out by the time i give my test...plz text krystal and let me know what happen wiht ur situation if it came back clean i dunno maybe we can help each other.. and if anyone else can help plz feel free to txt me my number 201 471 1861 ps im trying to get xanax and some piff out by wednesday and am kinda broke so the cheapest and most affective ways!! PLEASE HELP
 A FELLOW DRUG ADDICT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Amus 100, Community Member
5/17/11 1:33pm

It sounds to be like ya all need to GET A CLUE!  why should people give you advice on how to get "clean"? So you can keep on doing it? If I gave you advice it would make you think that its okay to behave the way you are, and its not.  I dont know your situation nor how old you are, and I dont care all I know is Im not the one.  Take care and stop using ecpecially before court or appointments with your PO DUMMY!  Didn't jail teach you anything?

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LucasL, Community Member
5/24/11 8:24am

If you do not like the question being asked then don't read it! why are you on this thread? Just to judge people about drug use?? I guess you are so much better than everyone else huh? It sounds to me like you need to "GET A CLUE" and stop judging people that you know nothing about! They were asking a simple question, and they were asking it to get answers, not to be judged by some a**hole that has nothing better to do with their time..

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Monkey, Community Member
6/28/11 2:44pm

yeah jail taught me that now that i have a drug conviction on my record it does not matter if i get clean and try to do right cause no one will hire me anyway cause of my record and i still have to make money so i have to do what i have to do mr. high horse

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JeepGuy4869, Community Member
8/ 5/11 7:04pm

I hear ya. I got a drug conviction for something that wasnt even mine. Getting a good job is a joke now.

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Rocha, Community Member
10/11/11 3:44pm

 Hey DUMMY, why don't YOU get a clue? Who the hell are you to judge? Just because you have a decent doctor prescribing you your meds - you think you're any better or different? You aren't "clean" either! As long as you are physically addicted, It doesn't matter if it's from a Dr. with an honest to goodness prescription, you are no different!

  Let me "clue" you in on something....heaven forbid, your Dr. can't take your insurance anymore or for whatever reason, your Dr. decides he/she is cutting YOU off your beloved meds ...You WILL be hurting and looking for relief.

 Maybe you'll buy some from a friend while your waiting that 3 month waiting list for a new Dr.? Maybe you get caught with a script that is no longer yours? Maybe you get a p/o?

BTW, where did it say that girl did jail time? Do you know more about this road than you led on?

 If you try to come back and say your not on Benzos, then stop trolling (or lying) and stay the F$*K off of these sites where people are seeking help or advice.

 Not judgemental B.S. from some drip with a keyboard! On your next trip to the Dr., tell him/her about what a jerk you are. Then, go home & thank God it's NOT you, then pray He doesn't teach you a lesson and make it you!

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live and let live, Community Member
12/28/11 8:52pm

AMUS who the hell are you to put people down like that- addiction is a disease and we are all here to help each other out and get through it TOGETHER.. addicition is a very powerful disease ive been dealing with it for 9 years now and i am now 3 months sober and feel amazing, you are a negative influence and people like you make people want to relapse when they read the negative derogatory things that you are writing - so why dont you do yourself a favor and get your self some help DUMMY- you clearly have the character defects of an addict by thinking your better and dont have a problem when clearly you do even if it isnt actually picking up...if you dont have any nice advice to give just shut the hell up because people like us need positive support, not sombody like you...you should be ashamed of yourself

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Michele, Community Member
2/29/12 8:25pm

I will pray for you I hope you live in an understanding state.

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billy, Community Member
7/11/10 6:22pm

i got a questtion ive took 2 1/2 mg xanax yesterday and the saem amount today how long will ittake to get outa my system? the thing is besides yesterdya i ha

vent took them in a year.

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bpain1234, Community Member
11/22/11 11:04am

did you find out igotta piss test in 5 days in i have done 4 xanax bars in the past 2 days am i cool

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MANNY, Community Member
9/23/10 12:58pm

HI MY NAME IS MAnny i TOOK 1 XANAX I 1 TO know how long xanax 0.25 stay in your system i asking this because i took 1 xanax and 13 days later i took a drug test i not i xanax user i yes took 1 me been stupid please some body tell me how long

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ejs42, Community Member
3/10/11 8:07pm

Hi Jennifer. It seems like you know a lot. I suffer from anxiety. I'm on buspar and xanax. I aslo take a 10 mg Valium mabey once every 2 weeks when I can not sleep. I'm aplying to a job and have to take a urine aylises. I know I can bring in my RX bottles and it'll be fine but I feel like it's not their business what I take. Do you know how long Valium takes to get out of your system? I took one 10 mg last thursday the 3rd of march. It's now the 10th of march. Aslo I took 1 mg of xanax yesterday. I can do the UA whenever I want. So I'd like to take it when nothing shows up. I know xanax is pretty much in and out but what about valium? I've heard so many different things. I'd be grateful for your in put. Thank you!!

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yari rodriguez, Community Member
8/23/11 7:11pm

my question is if you were to get screen for drug test will zanax show in the urine that is dirty and you are using drugs?????

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summer, Community Member
9/16/11 1:40am

 I'm concerned about withdrawing from xanax. I've been taking it for about 7 or 8 yr's now, 1 mg 3x's a day. Today i finally saw a Physiatrist for the first time. She gave me Celexa 20mgs for the depression, and told me i needed to stop the xanax and to take Clonezepam for 1 month to help me withdraw from the zanax, 1mg in the morning and 2mgs at night. Now after looking at info on the clonezepam, i see it's addictive also. I'm sure she knows what she talking about, but it this a normal way to withdraw from a drug?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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medicalmaid, Community Member
2/22/12 10:43am

THIS IS COMPLETELY NORMAL & MOST OF ALL, SAFEST! Stopping xanax abruptly after taking for long periods of time is extremely dangerous! Therefore a detox plan with a good doctor will include, first off, switching the xanax to another benzodiazepine 'benzo' (same class of drugs) med that has a LONGER ACTING HALFLIFE (clonazepam, diazepam, lorazepam, ect) this is for a few reasons; xanax (alprazolam) is an immidiete realease tablet, it is absorbed quickly and also releases from the body faster, needing another dose sooner to prevent 'withdrawl symptoms'. The MOST COMMON medicine a SMART doctor who really knows what they are talking about when dealing with detoxing xanax, will be CLONAZEPAM (klonopin). It is VERY IMPORTANT to follow the doctors EXACT instructions on the AMOUNT consumed and the TIMING of your doses! Over time, you dosage will be slowly tapered from the clonazepam in a SAFE manner. Detoxing from just xanax alone, like I said, is VERY dangerous. Switching to another/different benzodiazepine in the beginning puts you more so in a 'safety zone'! That is the most important! After then, your dosages will be adjusted for the SAFEST DETOX PLAN! The most important is you follow the directions exact! Helpful to KEEP TRACK of your DOSAGE TIMES, how you are FEELIONG, and ANY QUESTIONS you need answered (a daily journal to write everything down)...this greatly helps you and the doctor communicate precisly to get you the BEST and SAFEST results! And as usual, pay very close attention to everything, write it all down. For urgent/immidiate questions, do not wait, call the doctor right away! Sounds like you do have a doctor that DOES 'know what she's talking about'. Best of luck to you!

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yadiris, Community Member
3/20/12 7:28pm

i have a drug test on thrusday march 22 2012 and its been 3 days since i last took it . i took 8 mg of xanax will i be clean 

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sarah, Community Member
4/ 9/12 6:50pm

If took .5 mg xanax last Sat am would  it shouw up in urine test mon 4 pm

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aaron shoots, Community Member
8/31/08 3:55pm

i need to know how long it strays in system

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Jr wILLIma, Community Member
7/15/11 12:08pm

I am a healthcare practitioner with Prostate cancer with mets.  I was placed on xanax and Dilaudid--which I have stopped 4 weeks ago, cold turkey.  How long will these drugs remain in my body.  I want to take a drug screen? Ray

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dean buster, Community Member
9/19/08 4:38pm

how long do zanex stay in urine

 

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herbert4105, Community Member
7/28/09 5:55pm

Listen I ask the same questions every week we are asses.It takes 3 to 30 days for  zanax to be out of our urine! Depending on how much we asses use!So does that answer your question?If you take 2to3 1mg a day ID say it will be out of your urine in about 5 to 7 days!THE REAL SMART THING TO DO IS IF WE KNOW A URINE TEST IS COMING DO NOT USE ANYTHING! SIGNED HURTPIECE herbert4105@yahoo.com     Please reply IM in the DALLAS TRUCKSVILLE AREA BACK MOUNTAIN! IM sick of really beat emails i want some real ones from real people mostly single females IM 37 6,1 245lb and I love fun.THANK YOU! YOU ARE THE BEST YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED IN MEETING ME!

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MCOBBMD@gmail.com, Community Member
7/10/10 7:27pm

First off anybody who thinks that Xanax stays in your system for 30 days needs to go back to high school and take chemisrty. Thank you so much for the correct spelling MR. "Zanax". Wrong. The correct answer is 8-72 hours depending on the amount consumed and the amount PRESCRIBED for ones daily consumtion.

 

MATTHEW COBB M.D.

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fairyfaith79, Community Member
7/28/10 2:43am

I took 11 of the peach xanax (.5mg) and I dropped dirty about 30 days later. I was trying to stay clean from heroin and I hadnt taken xanax in a couple years when I took the 11 of them. I had to go to rehab between 3-4 weeks later and it was a non-medical facility. If you were coming from home, you couldn't drop dirty for benzos, opiates, or alcohol because you withdrawal from those. The morning I left for this rehab, I took an 8mg suboxone not knowing I would drop dirty for opiates because of it. Didn't matter anyway because I dropped dirty for benzos (xanax) too. I had to drive 2 hours back home and try to get into a detox center before transferring back to this rehab. A week later I was back. When I was drug tested again, I was clean from opiates, but still dirty for benzos. Since I was coming from a detox center this time, it didn't matter. I was in complete shock that I was still dirty from the 11 xanax!! This is the honest to God truth. Most websites say 7-10 days for benzos, but every person is different.

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Anicole, Community Member
7/29/11 3:54pm
I've taken .5 my of xanex 2 x's/ day. And everytime my controlling boyfriend drug tests me, I am clean because I gave myself 3 days of nothing. So the answer is 3 days everyone! With lots of exercise, water & vitamins!!!! Reply
medicalmaid, Community Member
2/22/12 11:11am

Suboxone is used to treat heroin and methodone withdrawls...more comfortably...but it can also be ABUSED just as easily! Please, I urge you, to NOT DRIVE when you are on any type of potent drugs like these...though you may feel normal, maybe even better from the 'high' you get, you are playing with fire! When you are under the influence of these type of drugs, you really have no idea how you change and how much you are impaired. I have been to too many funerals of friends that think they were okay to be a driver, and okay to have passengers...they were obviously wrong, and now its too late to come back to a life, its too late to give back the passenger his lost legs. Im lucky to be alive, but its also too late for me not to have a broken back. At some times I had wished I was dead instead of a life of pain...I asked why did they have to die and not me? Im here for a purpose, and although physically disabled, I hope my own experiences can reach someone, and prevent them the constant agony I endure from losing my best friend...and losing the chance I had at a normal life. You hear stories all the time!...But you never fully understand until lives are sadly taken, could be your friend, family, some else's friend or family, could be you. How do you move on when you have unintentionally taken an innocent life and face jail time? How will your friends and family move on if they lose you? This isn't meant to sound like a harsh coming down on you for having an addiction, addictions are just as serious as diabetes...if you don't treat them, they can kill you. Stick with treatment & I wish the best of luck to you  Smile

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fairyfaith79, Community Member
7/28/10 2:44am

I took 11 of the peach xanax (.5mg) and I dropped dirty about 30 days later. I was trying to stay clean from heroin and I hadnt taken xanax in a couple years when I took the 11 of them. I had to go to rehab between 3-4 weeks later and it was a non-medical facility. If you were coming from home, you couldn't drop dirty for benzos, opiates, or alcohol because you withdrawal from those. The morning I left for this rehab, I took an 8mg suboxone not knowing I would drop dirty for opiates because of it. Didn't matter anyway because I dropped dirty for benzos (xanax) too. I had to drive 2 hours back home and try to get into a detox center before transferring back to this rehab. A week later I was back. When I was drug tested again, I was clean from opiates, but still dirty for benzos. Since I was coming from a detox center this time, it didn't matter. I was in complete shock that I was still dirty from the 11 xanax!! This is the honest to God truth. Most websites say 7-10 days for benzos, but every person is different.

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bella, Community Member
10/ 9/10 2:48pm

tell me how many do people use if they want to feel high, i've been on them for 4 years i'm prescribed 4 a day of 1mg but use more than that but not every day i know my tolerance is unbelievably high which seems so unfair lol i here of all these peps getting of on tiny amounts of gear any way before i go to deep and personal as this is the first time I've chatted on any site like this I've got a very very interesting 12 years worth of chat lol never found the rite person to talk to, and no you'd never pick me as being on any kind of drugs believe me, any way if you feel like replying pls do so, p.s also not sure wot kind of things people are allowed to discuss sooooo you may be able to tell me wots wot !!

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mags, Community Member
12/15/10 9:37am

Well i am like you never been on any site like this and am having the same promblem idk how in depth u can get on this site so i really maybe would lke ur email n i as well could give u mine!!! please get back to meee thanks

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winkydog27, Community Member
5/ 9/11 9:01pm

well Bella while reading your last comment or few comments you have me intrigued.I'm too am one you wouldn't think this person is on ethadone,soma clonazepam do to a car crash. Also I'm 27 but that will change intwo months I'f you'd like to talk more my e mail is Mr_Winky_23@hotmail lol

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Moonpuppee, Community Member
7/17/11 12:27am

Hello - sounds like you and i are taking the same dosage. i've never been on a site like this either and especially one that discusses my "closest meds".

i'd love to chat and compare notes on Xanax usage w/you. please contact me @ pmbramlett@yahoo.com or if you have messenger you can contact me using pmbramlett name.

i look forward to sharing notes.

thanks kindly - pamela

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megan james, Community Member
11/19/13 12:19pm

i have toke 9 xanax over two days how long untuli can pass a drug test i am confused as to wat i ready and i have to do job interveiws soon. please help im young 4'11 and 130lbs

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DoctorJoey, Community Member
11/20/13 11:08am

The more specific and expensive the test, the more definite answers we find. I actually had an ME call me in because he knew some OD killed this kid, but he couldn't figure out what. CXhloral HYdrate, an old-fashioned sedative conbiners POWERFULLY with booze to create CHLORAL ALCOHOLATE, THen came the hard part? Do we have a test? Well, we did but I remember NOCTEC brsnd of CHLORAL HYDRATE as a sedative given to kids to help make them more tractable for EEGs (unless VERSED, which is excellentm has taken its place. Chloral Hydrate could be lethal in what we would consider very low doses.

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str8up, Community Member
8/25/10 8:41am

perhaps it's being worded wrong.?..how long will a Xanex (or any/most Benzos) appear as a positive in a U.A.? (Not the actual drug but, the proof that it was in your system. I know with cocaine they look for metabolites, not the actual drug however, I'm unsure with benzos?) Please respond. Thanks

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kcarterid82, Community Member
9/12/10 1:24am

M.D Huh? Xanax has a half life for .5mg of 6-12 hours. And half life means duration in blood to fall the half of the initial value after the first dose. We are talking about EFFECTS here. However as this drug is fat soluble it can be different based on the individual which means that although the drug may be inactive it is still stored and then released over time in the URINE. SO if these people are talking about the effects no you won't have effects for 30 days but if you are talking about detection then you are talking about something entirely different. There is no real way of knowing how long it will show up in a drug screen. Obviously a frequent user will take more time than an occasional user but other factors include weight and your level of activity. If you are a sedentary overweight individual you can take a relative small dose and it can show up for WEEKS after in a urine sample. So maybe Dr. COBB. YOU should go back to your supposed 'medical school' and truly learn some facts. I pity your patients.

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Marie Emmond, Community Member
10/ 1/10 8:28pm

hi matthew, i had a question, i HAVE  a prescription for xanx 2mg 3 times a day, i took 3 for 3dys in a row and forgot to take it for  2 days and the seond day i didnt take it i had a doctors appt nd they mandatory take a drug test of urine and i di and it was friday and my urin had to sit in the fridge at the doctors office for 2 days and when the results came in i didnt test positive for xanx and now my doctor is accusing me of not takin my meds what gives ? what do you think happened  ?         

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colin, Community Member
3/ 8/11 10:16am

Sorry doc, but you are wrong, I failed a drug test for benzos 16 days after my last xanax.....so it seems it is different for everyone

 

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tfny, Community Member
4/ 2/11 3:48am

how long would it take for .5mg to get out of my sistem if its my first time taking them?

 

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tfny, Community Member
4/ 2/11 3:48am

how long would it take for .5mg to get out of my sistem if its my first time taking them?

 

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Lynn, Community Member
5/13/11 9:46am

Thank you so much for clearing up all these wrong answers. I took an ativan and 3 days later tested negative. I took a xanax and tested positive the next day. I have been off the xanax for about 3 days but have taken klonipin to control seizures. I will most likely have a drug test next thursday which is six days away. Do you think I will pass it? I swear if I do I will never take anything else not prescribed because I am in danger of losing my legitimate medication. God knows I dont need to do that because I will be right back out there buying pills and it has been 2 years since I had to do that.

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ash, Community Member
6/12/11 3:34pm

xanax and ativan are the fast acting benzo's they normally take 1 to 3 days for casual users   Here are the exceptions if your lazy, fat, have liver issues or have been on them forever. Valium and klonopin can live in the body forever so if you don't get prescribed meds and take tests keep away from them.

 

Someone said that just don't take them a few days this is ok for a casual user but if you have a habit this is a bad deal.

 

The idiots who want to judge Why even bother answering the question? You just want to see your self talk.

 

Before the spelling police get me you can send my ticket to idon'tgiveacrap@yahoo.com

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christine, Community Member
8/ 1/11 4:31pm

that was a very helpful answer i take an occasional xanax but i am on suboxone which i know is not safe is there any benzo i could take with my suboxone because i dont abuse it in any way ....i cant find a doctor that will help me out and i have horrible anxiety

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Haley, Community Member
8/19/11 7:35pm

I to am on Suboxone. I have terrible panic attacks as well. My doctor put me on a very low dose of Ativan. And it helps so much.

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Way2manydoses, Community Member
8/29/11 3:38am

It's about time somebody said something about spelling on here, btw...you spelled consumption wrong....asshat.

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Way2manydoses, Community Member
8/29/11 3:40am

Ohhhh.............and you also spelled chemistry wrong as well..your an M.D. are you?  Cool story bro...

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Chinsta, Community Member
7/14/12 8:20pm

You ae absolutely wrong. You need to study BFI. and correct yourself. Mr. Knowitall.

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linda, Community Member
10/24/10 11:45pm

wow all this time I have been taking it by mouth, and I was suppose to be taking it up my ass?  no wonder why its not helping,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,sry couldnt resist,, all that are worried about having it in your systems are worried for a reason,,, perhaps maybe help? if not help then a legal document from your doctor will be LEGAL NOTICE for who ever is testing you ,, they dont just test someone the first time they are bagged,, it is usually because you have given them a reason,,,,, perhaps come clean with yourself,,,???  try BUSBAR 5MG.OR 15MG? STAY AWAY FROM THE CONTROLLED,, thats where the problem is,, do get help before you decide to smoke something stupid off the streets in the hopes of getting the xanax out of your system and dying from the crap you have no idea what your putting in your body............ GET HELP.... PLEASE;; BEFORE YOU KILL YOURSELF AND MAY NOT CARE IF YOU DO,, WELL CONSIDER OF KILLING SOMEONE ELSE BY ACCIDENT, LIKE AN INNOCENT CHILD..ONE VICTIM IS ONE TOO MANY!!!  BEST OF LUCK

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Flas finest, Community Member
10/ 4/08 7:32pm
People always tend to say its out of your urine within 3 to 5 days, well that is not true. It really depends on your body weight as well as a couple things. Everybody is different in there own way. A while back I took a xanax and it took 7 days to get out of my urine and my bestfriend at the time, it only took her 5 days! So becareful because you can never be to sure Reply
emf, Community Member
3/10/10 5:36pm

i have a home drug test kit and it came withn a chart on most commonly used drugs and it states benzodiazepines take 1 to 4 days to leave your system and as little as 1 to 7 hours so i would so after 4 full days it will b out of your system

 

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Flas finest, Community Member
10/ 4/08 7:36pm
People always tend to say its out of your urine within 3 to 5 days, well that is not true. It really depends on your body weight as well as a couple things. Everybody is different in there own way. A while back I took a xanax and it took 7 days to get out of my urine and my bestfriend at the time, it only took her 5 days! So becareful because you can never be to sure Reply
gg, Community Member
11/17/08 4:27pm

how long does xanax stay in your system

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SEXYEYEZ35, Community Member
4/24/09 10:04pm

HOW LONG DOES XANAX STAY IN YOUR SYSTEM

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dewalt.17, Community Member
9/ 8/09 4:19am

Like the doctor said xanax has a half life...So you might want to take her advice

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IndianaBudSmoker, Community Member
5/21/09 1:41pm

It sounds like the person asking has an upcoming drug screening for employment of legal reasons.

 

I'm no expert but I work in human resources and have had a good bit of experience in passing drug screenings myself.  To answer your question, Xanax will likely stay in your system for 48 to 72 hours...if you just took one pill, one day.  However, if you take 2 or 3 1mg xanax daily it could take up to 3-4 weeks for the drug to be undetectable without taking further measures.  Marijuana will stay in your system longer than Benzos, Benzos will stay in your system longer than Opiates, and Opiates will stay in your system longer than cocaine.  So, if you want to pass a drug screening stop doing drugs first thing.

 

Once you stop (and you must stop to pass), the number one way to get any drug out of your system is by drinking water and taking Creatine.  Creatine is the sole active ingredient in the vast majority of 'proprietary blends' found in 'Urine Luck', 'Test Clean', 'Strip NC', etc.  The best way to take it is by purchasing Creatine rather than the test clean because you can take a lot more of it for much less.  Also, many times people fail a drug screening because their urine is 'diluted' or has no 'center of gravity'.  This usually means their urine lacked Creatinine, which is what the body metabolizes Creatine into.

 

So, if you want to pass a drug screening step one is to stop doing whatever you think you'll fail for.  Step two is to consume plenty of water.  And, finally step three is to take Creatine.

 

Hope this helps.

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edy, Community Member
6/ 3/09 8:16am

Okay, but what if you only did and I hate to say, an extended release between three people and then a half of one between three people, and then another half of one between two people, there was very little there and barely could tell I did it. It was consumed by snorting too. If I drink plenty of water would it be detected in urine test tomorrow, this happened last night so I have all day and night to drink plenty of water. Also is it dangerous to take the creatinine, mine is low anyway and sometimes shows that my test could have been tampered with when I drink lots of water, so is this what the creatinine is for. Any info you can give me would be a tremendous help.

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hahaiskewl, Community Member
6/ 3/09 2:33pm

Dude, you are screwed!!!

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countrychick01, Community Member
8/ 6/09 3:10pm

Yeah your screwed!! no matter how much water you drink or if you go and try to buy something to get it out it wont. U should have def. not did that knowing you had a test the next day. NO cleanser or the amount of water will help you this time hun. Sorry to bust your bubble.

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supersquirell, Community Member
8/23/09 9:58am

are you a docter? im not trying to be rude but how do you know this?

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collegechik89, Community Member
9/ 9/09 8:17pm

I have a probation drug urine test every month on the 3rd. If i take 5  (0.25mg) xanax within the next week, will it show on my drug test next month?? Please let me know very soon!!

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Tim, Community Member
4/10/11 11:06am

dude i had to go to Detox for Xanex (a 20mg a day habit) and it took me two weeks to get it out of my system. this was about 5 years ago. I recently took 4 bars (8mg) and had it out of my system within a 5 days. Exercise regulaly and drink plenty of fluids. It all depends on the person and your metabolism. I wouldn't suggest it if your a couch potato.

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kortneyerin, Community Member
8/24/11 5:35pm

I am on a methadone program and also had a dependacy on xanax. I was required to take a urine test every two weeks until the xanax was completely out of my system and it took a little over 30 days. My couselor showed me the tests everytime and the levels and she could tell that I had stopped taking them because, the levels were decreasing. So for thosae of you who say it is out in 2-3 that really all depends on how much and how often you take them.

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hfkajhflkja, Community Member
1/25/10 9:17pm

bullshit !!

 

 

go to a GNC store and buy the strip test,

you drink as much water as possible the night before, like til you puke a few times.

 

then the dy of the test drink only 48more ounces of water with the pill it only lasts like 6-8hrs but you will def pass.

 

my husband has done it over and over again !!

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honest, Community Member
4/24/10 11:57pm

i took four 1.0 milligram tabs over 5 days. 11 days later i tested clean. however, it was the first time i used in years. i weigh 230 lbs. im 6ft. 2 ins. tall. its not worth the risk. a couple hours of pleasure for weeks of worry. how stupid am i. i could have lost EVERYTHING

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Kivnsonslykelly, Community Member
4/25/10 12:07am

Very nice system here I like it .........

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TRUCKIN'MOMMA, Community Member
11/ 6/09 12:12am

SWEETIE, THE ONLY WAY FOR YOU TO PASS YOUR SCREENING (WITH ANY DRUG) IS TO DO THE RISKY SHIT I USED TO DO AS A TRUCK DRIVER, I USED TO GET MYSELF A CHILD I KNEW WAS CLEAN, AND STEPS;

1. MAKE CHILD PEE IN A CUP.

2. GET YOURSELF A RUBBER GLOVE AND WASH IT (MOST RUBBER GLOVES ARE POWDER COATED AND THE ONES THAT ARE NOT STILL HAVE A COATING ON THEM, TRUST ME I SCREWED UP ONCE AND THOUGHT "UNPOWDERED" MEANT IT WAS RESIDUE FREE, MY URINE WAS CLOUDY). DRY THOROUGHLY

3. POUR CHILD'S CLEAN URINE INTO WASHED AND DRIED RUBBER GLOVE. WHEN YOU GET CLOSE TO YOUR DESTINATION WHERE U WILL BE TAKING THE TEST, STOP AND RUN THE GLOVE UNDER WARM WATER UNTIL PEE IS WARM.

4. PLACE GLOVE OF WARMED PEE IN YOUR UNDERWEAR, WHICH IS THE HOTTEST PART OF YOUR BODY, AND IT WILL STAY BODY TEMP.

5. WHEN YOU GO TO TAKE YOUR TEST TEAR HOLE IN THE RUBBER GLOVE AND POUR WARM URINE INTO THE CUP.

 

I SHOULD GET PAID FOR THIS INFO!! THE ONLY TIME IT DID NOT WORK OUT WAS WHEN I WENT TO COURT AND THOUGHT I WOULD BE TAKING A TEST, WELL I ENDED UP NOT TAKING A DRUG TEST, BUT THE GLOVE CAME UNTIED, AND IT LEAKED DOWN MY LEG IN THE COURT ROOM!!! THANK GOD THE JUDGE DIDN'T LOOK DOWN, IT WOULD HAVE LOOKED LIKE I PEED MYSELF! LMAO!!!

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Michel, Community Member
3/24/10 2:52pm

Get paid ?????

You crazy F""k using a child I hope you burn in hell !!!!

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Raechel, Community Member
6/ 8/10 6:22pm

Yes, this sounds like an effective weay to beat a drug test but I have been on paper, in jail or in a rehab since I was 19, (Im 25) (I am doing good though now, thanks to the suboxone program) anyhow, this doesn't work very well when the p.o. is staring you down the whole time, makes you pull your pants all the way down, etc.

      I have a foolproof way, which is somewhat like yours but also works no matter how "up in your business" the person giving the test is....

 

1.Get a pill bottle. I found the generic asprin bottles work the best b/c they hold enough piss in case you miss some, are easy to fit and have the best grooves on the top to hold your rubber band in place.

(Sorry I didnt mention this.....only females can do this! lol)

2. fill bottle with clean urine. (Trust the source, why go through the trouble to pop a dirty urine!)

3. get a piece of aluminum foil, double it. (no more than 2 layers! 1 will be too risky of popping before youre ready, and 3 will be difficult to puncture.) (In a pinch you can use saran wrap or a sandwich baggie, but I strongly suggest tin foil because it is easier to pop and you wont look so akward trying to pop a thick baggie)

4. take the tin foil and place it over the top of the filled bottle, and kinda cup the foil down over the edges so the top is covered and you can see the indent of the circle of the bottle.

5. take a thick rubberband (thicker is better b/c of breaking or slipping) and wrap it around the foil. (this is where the deep grooves of the bottle come in handy).

(you should have a bit of excess foil around the bottles top after the rubberband is on)

6. Cut the excess foil off, but not too close to the rubberband. You'll want to use this excess foil to fill in the little gap between the grooves and the body of the bottle.

(obviously the next step is to scrunch the foil up filling in the gap. Just do it in mind that you dont want anything to leak. Not only will you look like you pissed yourself but when it comes time to take the test, you'll be out! AND screwed!)

7. Next take electrical tape (Ive done this for years, use electrical tape, it works best), and tightly wrap it around the bottle where the foil meets the bottle. Dont cover any part of the top, just at the rim of the bottle down past the gap that you filled with foil.

     (the bottle should be good now, if done properly. If, when tipping it over and LIGHTLY squeezing it, it doesnt leak, youre golden)

8. Lastly you gotta swallow your pride and "boof" the bottle. (If you need to ask what boofing it is, you probably need to stop doing things that require you to fake piss tests! If you really dont know, ask someone! Im sure theyll laugh at you and then tell you! :)

 (The temp inside your body will warm the pee to the right temp and it doesnt have to be in there for that long either, I used to put it in right before I went to the p.o.'s office, which was only 10 min away and mine was the right temp).

     I have done this for years and it has NEVER failed me!

 

Though being that I am in college for drug and alcohol counseling, and am not a heroin addict anymore, I shouldnt be sharing this info with everyone but no matter how far Ive come I will never forget how much jail SUCKS! So if you insist on getting high and wont stop, follow these steps and you wont fail your tests. ( And "trucker momma", youre right, I should get paid for this!!)

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fairyfaith79, Community Member
7/28/10 3:08am

I am also a recovering heroin addict going to school for social work! LOL  I've known many people who have used this method of passing their tests and it always worked for them. I heard of one occasion where the girl got busted because the bottle dropped in the toilet LOL and one occasion where the girl was pushing to get the bottle to drop down a little bit so she could puncture the tin foil and she pushed out a drop of urine by accident. She failed!! The only thing I wonder is...does it make a noise when you puncture the foil?

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Jessica, Community Member
9/30/10 2:02am

I've heard this method works great, and you can also use things like a blunt tube (cut down if needed) to hold the urine in. But is it true the toilets you sit on to take your urine screens (in a probation office) have mirrors in them?

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Jessica, Community Member
9/30/10 2:02am

I've heard this method works great, and you can also use things like a blunt tube (cut down if needed) to hold the urine in. But is it true the toilets you sit on to take your urine screens (in a probation office) have mirrors in them?

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Mad momma, Community Member
10/25/10 2:38pm

You are really stupid to even that people that you do this.

Using a child to pass a drug screen so just plain stupid. Someone

needs to whip your ass for even suggesting people to try this.

I hope you have to take a million drug tests and fail everyone.

Remember God sees everything....that is just sick. I wish I could

whip your ass. I would make it to where you wouldn't even be

able to speak to ask a child this stupid shit. I would knock your block off

lady.

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Monkey, Community Member
6/28/11 2:51pm

yeah god is watching i hate people that judge what other people do. I guess you think it better that someone have their child taken away just because they use them to pass a piss test not even knowing what there life is like. Wow maybe the child is happy maybe the kid likes to pee in cups  how do you know... oh i know god told you, but do remember he is watching. Did you even read what you wrote.

You are really stupid to even that people that you do this.... What the hell is that.

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curious, Community Member
3/28/11 4:10pm

what do you do when someone goes in the br with you to pee for the test

 

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Amus 100, Community Member
5/17/11 1:37pm

PEE! Stupid what do you mean? what do you do when someone goes in the br with you to pee for the test. Gosh...                      

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Amus 100, Community Member
5/17/11 1:38pm

PEE! Stupid what do you mean? what do you do when someone goes in the br with you to pee for the test. Gosh...                      

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moises9, Community Member
5/22/10 5:31pm

alot off people talk shit thinking they doctorsss an shit i thik if you have benn unsing only 1 to 2 a day whit pleany of water you shoul be fineeeeee.,., gething clean i will probaly take 3 to 4 days whit alot of waterrrr.., thats how i did it and work just fined,,.

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Lori, Community Member
1/19/11 1:32am

Whenever I know I may possibly have a drug test at my Dr.'s office my remedy has always worked to "flush" myself out including THC & Xanax. The highest milligram & you take 4 every 6 hours 1 week before your drug test okay this isn't all. Either apple cider vinegar or the plain, the whole bottle throughout the day or 16 ounces of pickle juice every day. You also must make sure you drink 1 gallon of water a day. This will flush you completely out. Now that niacin will make you have a flushing feeling & may make you itch & nauseated but after a week of taking it once it all stops then you know your body is conpletely clean & you will pass your drug screen of all they will be testing you for. Of course you must know during that time you must hold of on taking anything until after your drug test is done. Let me know. I have never failed one yet & did everything on here but I chose to drink the pickle juice.

Now with all this being said isn't it just easier to be clean??? I quit because gagging down all that crap is for the birds. It DOES work. Let me know, my email is brownlora@aol.com shoud you somehow fail, because if you did you didn't abstain from the drugs the 1 week before the test.

Now if you are an exteremly heavy THC smoker that smokes more than a nickel bag a day every day for years then you need to double what I wrote up above because the longer you smoke it the longer it stays in your system. You will stll pass if you abstain for 1 week & double up what I mentioned above. So far 29 of my friends have passed using my remedy.Many of them had benzos, opiates, THC, as well as many other numerous drugs in their system so what does this tell you. The Niacin will suck. One had to go to the hospital because they had a severe reaction but waited four days later after telling me he took 20 at one time( what an idiot) then they told him why they were doing it then when his blood work came back the was clean of all drugs then. The hospital thought he taken had an overdose on something else so they did a complete bloodworkup including a drugscreen. So yes it worked!!!

Except don't go doing something as stupid as he did in taking 20 on the 4th day!!!

Also just before you go in, make sure you get that pickle juice down & at least 2 -3 purified bottles of water!!!

Just  some helpful advice~~~

Copy & paste & pass this on it works~~~

Lori

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SammiG, Community Member
6/14/11 2:51pm

You can flood your system with water no matter wat is in ur system drink atleast 1 gallon of water 2 to 3 hours before u go take ur test an make sure ur urine is clear an u pee 6 to 7 times before u go an also going every 5 mins or less..

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Biochemist, Community Member
9/ 4/09 4:27am

According to the probation department in my county Xanax stays in your system for up to five days following short term use.  Up to 14 if you have been taking a lot of it or for a long time.  As far as dilution goes there are a number of different factors that play into that.  Creatinine levels are usually measured as part of the determination.  You must take a creatine supplement at least 24-48 hours before your test.  This is the time your body takes to metabolise it into creatitine.  Another factor measured is the specific gravity of your sample.  The specific gravity must be greater than 1.003.  Essentially this is a measure of the salt in your urine.  If you are drinking a lot of water to try and dilute you should take a salt pill or comsume extra salt to couteract this effect.  Drinking gatorade instead of water will also work.  In addition, some places will reject your sample based on the color.  If you drink extra water your urine will not have that yellow tint.  To couteract this take about 10x the daily value of vitamins B-6 and B-12 a couple of hours before your test.  In determining a valid sample temperature is also checked but if its coming from your body this should be alright.  Finally IGg levels, a normal human hormone excreation is oftentimes also checked.  Not really sure if this level alone with cause a dilute sample although you may be retested.  Good luck.   

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collegechik89, Community Member
9/ 9/09 8:19pm

I have a probation drug urine test every month on the 3rd. If i take 5  (0.25mg) xanax within the next week, will it show on my drug test next month?? Please let me know very soon!!

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10/10/09 8:13pm

My friend takes xanax regularly and he has to take a urine drug test which is sent off to a lab at least once a month.  He stops taking xanax four days before the test and he has always passed so far, knock on wood.  He takes at least two a day, if not more up until the four days before the drug test.  Drinking a lot of water helps as well.  So good luck to me, my friend, and anyone else who hopes benzos won't show up in a drug test.

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rdc123, Community Member
2/15/10 10:25pm

i took two bars last week one on monday and one on tuesday. and bought home drug test today the line for a negative was very faint. so if i have a drug test this friday will i be ok? it is monday today the day i took the home drug test.

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Common Sense, Community Member
3/15/10 5:21pm

Dude. it says on the box and in the instruction manual of our home drug test that if a line appears for a negative it is negative no matter how dark or faint it may be.

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person, Community Member
3/ 8/10 4:15pm

XANAX , COCAINE ,,, etc ..

get a spoon of "original" HONEY .. and watch the result ."try & C"

belive me it works ..

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dr snoop, Community Member
3/27/10 2:08am

from exp... i took 2mg xanx on tue was out sytem friday test negeative,,for some one that takes daily could take 1 to two weeks to be safe........CoolCool  CoolCoolCool

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dr snoop, Community Member
3/27/10 2:12am

i took 2mg xanax tues took test fredai it was negativeLaughing                          On the other hand some one that takes them daily i would wait one to two weeks to be safeSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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tiredoftakingxannies, Community Member
4/ 3/10 7:06pm

I've been all through this site and can't find any type of response or inquiry like what I have.

I've got to take a piss test for a promotion at my job in a few days but have a 1mg per day prescription to Xanax and have been steadily taking it for one month now. Last night, I took 8mg of it and like a dumbass and got drunk. My concern is when I take my piss test in about 4 maybe 5 days max,do I need to be conerned that the Xanax will show up in higher concentrations? From what I hear it's the type of test where you piss in a cup, they spin the piss in some machine and then pass or fail you. Do the labs even look for amounts or is is just a cutoff amount that flags you as a pass/fail? Do I even need to even need to be worried amounts the amount? If so, i can obviously I can pass since I have a prescription, but the question is if I don't take anymore after taking it for four-five days straight, should I be good ? Like, will it show a lower concentration where I will not appear to be an abuser and can justify the xanax showing up on a 1mg per day prescription. No bull shit answer or replys to this please.

In addition, just want you all to know that Xanax does have a purpose if you take it right. It's good to use as a short term fix to anxiety. Once you start abusing it is when you screw yourself. I used to be hooked on these when I was younger and almost killed myself over it. If you have absolutely must be a rebel or need some type of "way to get away", smoke pot.

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duhwinning, Community Member
4/ 3/11 12:25pm
if you have a prescription, there is no need to worry. Reply
Erica, Community Member
6/23/10 1:44pm

Xanex will stay in your system 3 to 5 days max. Trust me I was on probation for 2 years and took xanex all the time. Never tested positive. Just wait 5 days before fast and drink lots of water & Gatorade. And workout. Break a sweat. And you will pass.Laughing

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carlostevez, Community Member
7/ 5/10 4:34pm

Why are so many people asking the same question.  It's 3 weeks!

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Hot stuff, Community Member
7/27/10 4:46pm

Why 3 weeks??? That seems like a very long time!!! OMG!!!

Please somebody help me I'm having to go in every month to my doctor's office because some biatch said I was taking it!!! I only took 1 & it was a week previously & it still showed up in my urine!!! Man I  was livid!!! Now 4 3 consecutive months i must take a urinalys for zanax!!! So how long before my appointment should I not take my bars before it will show uo & does anybody know how to beat it???

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Lori, Community Member
7/28/10 7:41pm

Same exact thing happened to me & on the 27th they confronted me but that woman took to long for me necause i had already went 2 the bathroom b4 i went there & she was nowhere 2 be found & my son had a Dr's appointment & I did not have the time to wait 4 them 2 locate her so now she thinks I am guilty & I told her the truth!!! Some biatch turned my ass in too but i got even with er ass!!!So she went in the office & snottingly ripped up the drug test paper that i had already signed 4, heck I wouldn't have been able 2 give them enough piss anyway in th first place.!!!I had to sign another pain management agreement 7 everything all because this biatch turned me in because i would not sell her my narcotics!!! Yeah so she could turn around I sell them for a higher price. So I've got her!!!Narcotics Task Force plus to boot she has a record a mile high!!!So yeap I'm on prbation for three months I am thinking of looking about looking 4 another Dr. because she even call & tells them abour\t what goes on in facebookeven though i havr her blocked, she tried getting my handicapped son involved in it too!!! The lady from the Dr's office called me & threatened me as well!!! I am told that pickle juice & white vinegar 7 lots of water like a whole gallon of water 8 oz of weach of both of the other & 8 100 mg of niacin will clean you out but take the niacin 2 at a time over a 24 hour period!!! Also Certo you can buy that with the jello in the jello isle. I know thaT'S A LOT BUT IF YOU WANNA PASS IT'LL WORK~~~

 

Thanks,

 

LORI

 

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Lori, Community Member
1/19/11 1:41am

Whenever I know I may possibly have a drug test at my Dr.'s office my remedy has always worked to "flush" myself out including THC & Xanax. The highest milligram & you take 4 every 6 hours 1 week before your drug test okay this isn't all. Either apple cider vinegar or the plain, the whole bottle throughout the day or 16 ounces of pickle juice every day. You also must make sure you drink 1 gallon of water a day. This will flush you completely out. Now that niacin will make you have a flushing feeling & may make you itch & nauseated but after a week of taking it once it all stops then you know your body is conpletely clean & you will pass your drug screen of all they will be testing you for. Of course you must know during that time you must hold of on taking anything until after your drug test is done. Let me know. I have never failed one yet & did everything on here but I chose to drink the pickle juice.

Warning you must still dring 2-3 bottles of water & your 16 ounces of pickle juice before you go in unless of course choose the whole bottle of vinegar. You shoud be flushed after the 7th day of Niacin. Once ypu no longer have no flushing feeling or it subsides shall I say, your system is free & clear.

feel free to contact me 2 brownlor@aol.com if you have any question as this "flush" covers the 12 panel drug test!!!

Thanks,

Lori

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gary, Community Member
8/12/10 5:34am

how will 2 10 mg valium stay in my system dose drinking coffee or green tea help get it out of my system

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Pure experience, Community Member
10/22/10 9:30pm

I am amazed at some of the answers I've read here.

1st of all if you are giving an answer based on what you've read on the internet then realize that while the net has tons of great info, it is completely open and therefore it's content and "answers" should be taken as lightly as helium.

This is what I can tell you from personal experience:

A: To the severity that they test is situational dependent.

B: Question, how long can a drug test pick up on Benzos?????  If you took a .5 3 nights ago then the test will pick it up but it will probably be within "acceptable levels".

On the other hand, and this is just a little tongue wetter here, but alcohol (ie beer consumption) can be detected in a urinalysis for up to 5 to 7 days now.  That's not the police sobriety breathalyser test but a 7 panel test.

What that means for benzo takers is that it will be detected in your system for a LONG while (think +-30 days)  if they test for it.... and more and more places are testing for it these days.  So if you are prescribed a benzo then of course, no problem..... unless your job requires you to do things that would put you and your coworkers in compromising positions due to your medication use.... ie forklift driver... etc...

If you do not, however, have a prescription for xanax or valium or kpins or whatever kind of benzo you might have "accidentaly" taken 7 of a few days ago you may very well be screwed.  Then again you may be lucky but either way you won't know until they either do or don't call you to tell you you passed or failed.  Lucky if you do.... expect not to if you've taken more than .5mgs in the last couple of days...

Truth sucks sometimes 

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mikeezy, Community Member
10/24/10 7:00pm

i had a scrip for xanex filled like 5 months ago. But took some zanex the other day and have a drug test in a couple days for my probation. Can somebody answer me if they will still accept that scrip if i fail for benzos.I mean i was perscribed them for a while in my name legally. I just havent been back to get a new scrip of them.will my old script hold up?

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italiangm, Community Member
2/ 1/11 5:55pm
@ mikeezy:

Prescriptions are usually labeled to expire 1 year from the date it was either written or dispensed.

If the label says something like "take one-half to one tablet as needed for nervousness", you're probably ok.  The as-needed part is the key.

If the label says "take one tablet 3 times a day" and there were 15 tablets, this might be a problem since the expected outcome is that you would be finished in 5 days.

If the latter is your situation, it just depends on how flexible the person reviewing the case is. Some know we don't always need the full day's dose and might have some left over.  Others are sticklers.
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Katdog, Community Member
2/25/11 5:54am

Everyone has a different chemical make up in there body. Depending on your metabolism. If your metabolism works slow then it takes longer to get out of your system (specifically urine) ; probably up too do for 2 to there weeks maybe longer lets for a chronic user. Also if you eat just 2miligrams  or some the longest it'll be in there is should be out at 4 5 days at the very longest if your metabolism works very quickly then you should be able to to get it a little quicker but it also it depends on how much and how long you have ever used it if you have any questions and you need me to help you of specific numbers e-mail me and if your from ohio especially by cleveland give a shout out even tho our sports teams kinda went down this year e mail faceurspace420@yahoo.com

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jps69, Community Member
3/ 5/11 2:56am

when i was taking xanax daily for anxiety i would take about 5-10 mgs a day for about 2 to 3 weeks, and for the past 3 weeks without taking anymore i am still coming up hott for benzos, altho it said it takes 2-5 days to clear out what really matters is how much you take because if you take alot it WILL take atleast a month to clear out depending on various usuage. Learned threw bad exps. trust me haha

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sheblycountyboy, Community Member
3/27/11 7:30pm

i neeed to know how long does zanzax stay if you take only 4 one day a wwek not every day help me drinking water all week until th e next one it was 6 day will it go a way

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sheblycountyboy, Community Member
3/27/11 7:30pm

i neeed to know how long does zanzax stay if you take only 4 one day a wwek not every day help me drinking water all week until th e next one it was 6 day will it go a way

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yari rodriguez, Community Member
8/23/11 7:07pm

if your dr prescribed zanax for anxiety would it come in your urine that your using drugs!!! as ilegal drugs

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SDS, Community Member
8/31/11 10:55am

I take 1.5mg. per day, in 1mg. XR and .5mg XR.  I have taken it for several years.  I can say without reservation that it is the only "front line" drug that has ever extinguished my GAD and panic attacks with a high degree of efficacy, probably well over 90%.  Cymbalta put me on a ceiling.  I have run through all the standard anti-depressants.  The only thing that ever worked better was Serzone, which was pulled years ago for safety reasons and never came back.

 

As I understand it, the risk for abuse is there.  I will also have to deal with rebound issues if I titrate off of it.  That's life.  I don't drink alcohol or use recreational drugs, in any amount.  I have not drank since 1996, so I don't feel as though I am distorting the efficacy or legal intention of this product.

 

My dose has actually decreased from 2mg. per day to 1.5mg. per day.  I am very stable at that dose and do not "watch the clock" for my evening dose, etc.  I think that I am fortunate in that regard.  I do put up with the minor side effects such as memory issues and dry mouth.  Actually, at 2mg. per day, those effects became noticeable and began to creep towards the area of impairment.  I have never had a serious reaction.  My liver functions are tested regularly and stay in the normal range.

 

For me, Xanax ER was best split inot an AM and PM dose, so I would say that for me I need to keep the plasma levels stable and therapeutic by dosing every 12 hours.

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italiangm, Community Member
6/11/12 6:35am

I hope by "split into AM and PM dose" you mean take a whole tablet for each dose.

 

The package insert for Xanax XR specifically states "The tablets should be taken intact; they should not be chewed, crushed, or broken."

 

To split a tablet eliminates the pill's extended-release design, causing the user to  receive the entire dose as if they had taken the immediate-release version.

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SDS, Community Member
6/11/12 9:28am

Yes; I have a seperate scrip for each.

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italiangm, Community Member
6/11/12 6:47pm

Thanks for the follow-up.

 

Your total daily Xanax dose timing basically provides a 36 hr half life. That means day 1's second dose is still active when you take day 2's first dose.

 

This is pretty much identical to the half life of clonazepam, which is available much more cheaply because unlike Xanax XR, it comes in a generic.  Clonazepam can also be split if necessary since its 36 hr half life is part of the drug's composition without requiring added buffers and time-release agents to create the XR feature of Xanax.

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afterglow84, Community Member
9/16/11 12:39pm

You all are giving blanket answers when there are none. It depends on your metabolism, weight, BMI, how much, how often and how long. I took a small amount xanax/ativan (both short acting benzos) once a week for a month and quit for a UA and it showed up 9 DAYS LATER. So better safe than sorry and be clean a couple weeks.

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afterglow84, Community Member
9/16/11 12:39pm

You all are giving blanket answers when there are none. It depends on your metabolism, weight, BMI, how much, how often and how long. I took a small amount xanax/ativan (both short acting benzos) once a week for a month and quit for a UA and it showed up 9 DAYS LATER. So better safe than sorry and be clean a couple weeks.

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Marco, Community Member
10/17/11 4:01pm
Get off Xanax and get in touch with reality instead! Reply
JohnThomas, Community Member
5/13/12 1:05pm

I like how all these people ask how long it stay in your system because they have a drug test coming soon, and they dont get back on here to bother to say if they passed or failed to help the future people that visit this site!!!!

 

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anxiety kills, Community Member
6/11/12 5:10am

I suffer from panic disorder. Since getting cancer my doctor has prescribed me xanax to be taken as needed. I think it’s called PCN. In any case it usually takes me at least 6 months to use a 30 pill Rx. I take .5mg of xanax as much as one or 2 times a week and no more. I'm afraid of getting addicted to it. Just having the bottle calms me when I feel an anxiety attack coming.

 

I have never once felt any kind of high from xanax. Maybe that is because I'm a 6'1" 230 pound male on such a small dose. I never want to feel that way.

 

With that said I have wondered just for the sake of wondering how long it stays in my system. I have nothing to hide. The brain generates thoughts. One of mine is how long this drug stays in my body.

 

Please don't assume everyone who asks these questions is a xanax addict.

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anxiety kills, Community Member
6/11/12 5:13am

Moreover, I don't see it as my place to judge anyone else on this forum for using xanax. I don't really understand there issue based on an internet post.

 

Take care of yourself folks :)

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marshall, Community Member
7/ 1/12 9:55am

I have no answer i do not know

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hb, Community Member
11/ 2/12 11:47am

how long will 7 milligrams stay in your system if taken within two days?

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hb, Community Member
11/ 2/12 11:50am

i have to take a drug test in  3-4 days and i took 12 milligrams within the last two days, how long will it take to get out of my system?

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