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  • Dr. Diana Walcutt
    Health Guide
    September 21, 2008
    Dr. Diana Walcutt
    Health Guide
    September 21, 2008

    Hi Susan:

    Xanax (brand name for alprazolam) is excreted from the body in the urine and the feces (stools). According to the Center for Disease Control, 95% of the drug is excreted within 120 hours i.e., five days, mainly in the urine (88%).

    So it should still be detectable in the urine after 5 days.

    Alprazolam is a type of benzodiazepine. The detection period in the urine for benzodiazepines in general is 3 - 7 days.

    If you have a prescription for Xanax, tell your employer and show them your

    prescription. If you don't have a prescription for it, good luck. Unfortunately, you will probably get caught, because employers are known for surprise urine tests.

     

    Hope this helps,

    Dr. Diana Walcutt

    The Stress Masters

    *Dr. Walcutt is a Psychologist. 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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