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How does it take for valium to clear the blood stream

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How long does it take for valium to clear the blood stream
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 7 months ago.

Hi,

Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. Well Valium is a long acting benzodiazepine with a half life of between 20-80 hours, the time varies according to each individual because of each persons individual metabolic rates. Now usually it can take upto 5-10 days for valium to completely leave your body and become undetectable in the urine HOWEVER this is for those people who are not chronic users of the drug. In chronic users, it can stay in the body for as long as 4-6 weeks and can be detectable in the body.

This value can change in many patients as valium or rather its metabolite nordiazepam has been detected in the body for upto 14-21 days after a single use. The main thing is that various factors come into play here, the amount of body fat, the metabolic rate, age, genetics etc.

But on average after a single use it can be detected in the body for upto a range of 5-10 days, average mean being 6-7 days.

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