How Long Does Valium Stay In Your System

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How Long Does Valium Stay In Your System

I accidentally took 4 mg of Valium thinking I was taking Aspirin. How long does this stay in the body?

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Hi Sprtzmom: Valium is a benzodiazepine and 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. The detection period in the urine for benzodiazepines in general is 3 - 7 days. Dr. Diana Walcutt