I took one 0.5 mg 6 days ago and 1/2 pill 7 days before that and 1/2 pill 7 days before that (total of 1 mg in one month). I don't take these regularly, about 2 per month worst case, usually only one per month (half each time). I am 5' 6" 130 pounds female. it will be 9 days from the time I took it until my test. Please I am so nervous.
12 Mar 2012
I can only speak from experience. I too was on 0.5 mg which I took as needed off and on for about 6 months. It really helped me with my anxiety and panicky attacks, but our society doesn't really accept people on xanax sctripts, even though was completely legal. So I decided to quit. I stopped taking it, and 3 weeks later I had a work related drug test. I wasn't sure if it will still show up so I had my prescription ready, to explain the employer. My drug test came back completely negative, thus is safe to say 3 weeks is enough for xanax to be completely eliminated, but from what I read about xanax, 9 days should be more than enough for this benzo to leave your body. They say you should be fine 4,days after the last dose. Do you have a script for xanax? Bring it with you, if you do.
10 Mar 2012
Unfortunately they may still show. I take Xanax 0.5mg 1-2 tabs before dental appts. I took a pre-employment drug screen six weeks later after taking one single dose and I still showed positive for benzodiazepines. Benzos store in body fat and are detectable for a long time in the urine. If you have a prescription for Xanax, as I did, it shouldnt be a problem with an employer. You will just need the pharmacy or doctors office to verify that it is indeed prescribed and they will then change it to a negative because you are then legal to have the drug in your system.
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