Friday, October 24, 2014
Introducing Mood 24/7, a new tool that helps you track your mood from day to day using your mobile phone.Try it today!

Friday, January 02, 2009 Mary, Community Member, asks

Q: How long is Xanax in your body?

If I took Xanax 0.5mg one time d/t death in the famly, how long will it take to leave my body to complete a dug test for a new job?

Answer This
Answers (2)
Teri Robert, Health Guide
1/ 3/09 10:28am

The length of time Xanax takes to clear the body depends on your age and the condition of your liver. The half-life is 11.2 to 19.7 hours, so 99% of it would be out of your body in 2.3 to 4.2 days.

 

Employment drug screenings are meant to look for illicit drugs, not those prescribed for you. Take your prescription bottle with you when you go for the test, and you should be fine.

 

Teri

Reply
psychoward1, Community Member
1/ 2/09 8:06pm

There are many varied answers to this question on the internet. From what I have read no more than 7 days from 1 dose. I would guess that 1 pill wouldnt last that long. Usually if you are honest about it they will take that into consideration.

 

Good luck,

 

Pat

Reply
Answer This

Important:
We hope you find this general health information helpful. Please note however, that this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. No information in the Answers above is intended to diagnose or treat any condition. The views expressed in the Answers above belong to the individuals who posted them and do not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media. Remedy Health Media does not review or edit content posted by our community members, but reserves the right to remove any material it deems inappropriate.

By Mary, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 01/02/09