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I am a male in my early 20s. I am roughly 5 7

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I am a male in my early 20's. I am roughly 5' 7" tall, 150 pounds. I took some adderall before a drug test. I took 20 mg on Thursday, another 30 mg on Saturday and 10 mg on Sunday. I had a drug test on the following Saturday morning (5 1/2 days later). Should I be worried about failing the drug test, and how certain are you either way?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN replied 6 years ago.



Thank you for writing in today. Adderall is an amphetamine. It has a shorter half life. Therefore, the medication should only remain detectable in the urine for roughly 3-4 days. If the test was a urine drug screen, you should pass. Nothing is 100% certain, since bodies are not all the same, meaning altered metabolism, etc; however, most people would pass the test after 5 1/2 days.


I hope this helps to answer your question. If you have additional questions or need clarification, please let me know.



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