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A 34-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for concerta to be completely out of your system and for it not to be able to effect any type of tests / body / blood?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
24-48 hours: Concerta doesn't show up on most drug screens. Insurance company tests may screen for it. Methylphenidate (active ingredient of concerta) has a very short half life so it's out of your body quickly. It is not likely to be found in body fluids after 72 hours of non-use.

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