My father passed away about a month ago. My mother and sister are both taking medications to help deal with the anxiety, depression, and to help them sleep. I am a Christian and believe God helps, not meds, so I did not seek a counselor or get on medications. But shortly after he passed, I was very sad and depressed and for 2 nights straight I took my mothers Prozac & Klonopin. It was about 2 1/2-3 weeks ago, and it was only those 2 nights. Well I just got hired at a hospital as an RN and had my drug test. I wasn't worried at all because I don't do drugs or anything, but when I was reading the "no drug policy" I saw that they test for those drugs... I tried looking it up online but I see anywhere for 7-10 days to it can be in my system up to a few months... I am freaking out now that I might lose the job from taking these pills for 2 nights. Will taking them for 2 days really stay in my system for 3 weeks?
The klonopin has a half life of 18-50 hrs, so that can stay in your system for approx 6-14 days. I am not real sure about the prozac, but do believe it stays in your system much longer. I would suggest being up front with your new job and if the medication is mentioned explain to them why you took it and it was only 2 times and never again. I wish the best for you. God bless!
P.S. hopefuly some other member will be by shortly that knows more ... pamee
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