How long will a 5 mg Valium stay in your system taken 15 hrs ago only one.
This pill with imprint "ROCHE ROCHE VALIUM 5" is Yellow, Round and has been identified as Valium 5 mg. It is manufactured by Roche Laboratories.
To determine how long the chemical “diazepam” within Valium stays in your system after stopping, it is necessary to review its elimination half-life. The elimination half-life of Valium is estimated to fall within the range of 30 and 56 hours, for an average of 43 hours. This indicates that it’ll take (on average) around 43 hours just to clear 50% of the final dose from your body after ingestion.
If going by the 43 hour half-life, we can estimate that it will take ~9.85 days to fully clear diazepam from your plasma. However, just because the diazepam will have been eliminated from systemic circulation doesn’t mean that its metabolites will have also been eliminated. The most prominent (and pharmacologically active) metabolite of diazepam is “nordiazepam” (also called “desmethyldiazepam”) which has a half-life ranging from 40 to 100 hours.
If considering an intermediary average between 40 hours and 100 hours for nordiazepam’s half-life, we’d come up with 70 hours. This means that on average, it’ll likely take around 70 hours to eliminate the nordiazepam metabolite from your plasma. However, if considering that half-life of nordiazepam could be up to 100 hours, we could estimate that full plasma elimination of diazepam and nordiazepam may take up to 22.92 days.
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