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How does it take for Xanax to come out of your system before

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How long does it take for Xanax to come out of your system before a drug test?
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: urine
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He already knows my medications that I take
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 9 months ago.

Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.Xanax has a half life of 9-16 hours,that would be time for the drug to become half in the body.Therefore it will take approximately 7-10 days(fastest clearance would take 4 days.) for the drug to be eliminated adequately from the body so as not to show up on the urine test.If you are taking the drug regularly,it may take longer,upto 28-30 days for the drug to clear from the body.A single dose of 2 mgms may be cleared as fast as in 4 days,but assume a week in most cases to be on the safer side.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Pretty Good reply and quickly. I'm a bit confused because I did not add the fact that I take this particularly drug at 0.25 mg a day or 1/2 of a .50 pill. I wish I had been more specific.
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 9 months ago.

A lower dose like 0.25mgms may be cleared faster,but since you are taking it regularly ,assume 7-14 days for complete clearance as regular doses lead to accumalation of the drug and its metabolites.

Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 9 months ago.

Do you need more information before you give me a positive rating of 4 or 5 stars?Thanks.