My buddy took his first xanax 2 nights ago. They are 2 mg and he wants to take another one tonight but has a drug test on march 8. I told him he shouldnt take it because i have heard it can stay in your system for a week and a half. What are the chances he will test positive?
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Many sources say 3-7 days but I, personally, had one dose of Xanax 0.5mg show up in a drug screen six weeks after I took it! I take Xanax prior to my dental appts, so I knew exactly when I had my last dose and six weeks later I had a UDS for a job and it showed positive for Xanax. Luckily I did have a prescription, so it was of no consequence but I do now know that benzos can be detected in the urine a long time! If he doesnt want Xanax to show on this UDS coming up, he'd better not take anymore-you are right, it can be detected a long time because it stores in the fat.
Taking the second 2 mg could be close to problematic... they last a bit longer than the 2-3 days for heroin, oxy's and the like. If you were clean prior, that works in your favor . I use xanax on a binge once in awhile, but no more than 4 days with 2-4 mg a day. And size, age, diet , exercise play into effect. Light or one time users of Opiates last 3-3 days, benzo like xanax show a little longer, and pot a lot longer. Just my experience. I know it's a late reply, but maybe it helps others in the same boat more recently.
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