i am currently prescribed two medications, one of which is xanax, which the doc told me to quit taking even though i am prescribed it.how long does it usually take for xanex to rid ur system to in order to pass a urine drug screen?i take very low doses of xanex from 1mg a day for the past 3 days
8 Nov 2012
I had taken xanax evey day for about a month straight. I was self-medicating and rationalizing because of a bad breakup and losing my job simultaneously. After I quit and went through some rough withdrawals, I used the I-cup test 2 weeks later and tested positve for benzos. I tried again after another week and was still positive.
Given the amount of usage and the fact I'm overweight, I can see why it takes longer for it to clear out your system for some people.
15 Nov 2012
Hi! I was a regular xanax user. Upwards of 4-12 mg per day.. (abusing) for the past 6, 7 years.. I haven't taken any in 20 days, and this morning I tested positive for them. My Dr said that just taking 1 pill, it should only last 5 days.. but I didn't tell him about the abuse period.. I have seen where it can last up to 6 weeks.. as well as I have seen posts say 30 days.. today is Nov 14, and I have another test the 28th.. I will repost then hopefully with a negative test outcome.. the outcome of that test will let me know whether its 30 days or 6 weeks.. I'm sure there are tons of xan lovers freaking out about this question.. I am a normal size, 28 y.o. female, 5'8" tall and weigh 140 lbs.. I also have done nothing to try & cleanse my system.. hope this helps and good luck to those needing to pass his/her drug tests!
7 Oct 2012
It is based on the metabolism and and fat layers of the body. Benzos, marijuana, methadone, suboxone and subutex ALL embed in the fat layers and have to "burn" out. Some people take 6 weeks to show negative on a urine test for these substances. The best thing would be to take a walk everyday and try a home test,if you are still positive in the home drug test, you can pretty much be sure you will be positive on a drs office test. Lab tests can find a substance far longer than a QuickTime pee in the cup test. Patti
8 Oct 2012
Patti is correct! I personally had a positive reaction 6 weeks after taking one dose of 0.5mg Xanax. I take it for dental appointments so I know exactly when I took it and I had an employment drug screen 6 weeks later that showed positive for benzos and I only took one 0.5mg dose! Since it was prescribed, all I had to do was prove that it WAS Dr prescribed. Most employers cannot hold a Drs prescription against you. Unless it is just that you dont want them to know you take it, it shouldnt be a problem for you to continue to take prescribed meds. Once you get a positive result, they will contact you to ask if it is a prescribed drug. They may then call your Dr or pharmacy to verify that it is indeed prescribed then it will be reported to the employer as a negative result. They are looking for illicit use not prescribed use in most cases unless you are applying to be a driver or something. Of course, if your prescribing Dr is the one who told you to stop taking it, you'd better not take it and give it at least 7-8 weeks before you do the drug screen.
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