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A 28-year-old female asked:

Had valium a week ago still showing in a drug test a week later how long does it take to leave my system?

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 39 years experience
4-6 weeks max: Depending on the test used and how long one has been using it. After brief use, 4-5 days is enough. Valium has a very long half life--up to 200 hours in some older people for its concentration to drop to 1/2; 24 hours in young and healthy. If used on a daily basis for a long time though, it gets stored internally and only slowly released. Hence 4-6 weeks. Best to discuss with an md in person.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Varies: It will take its own time and don't take any more.

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A 28-year-old female asked:

The hospital gave me Valium injection in my IV i had a drug test a week later and it still showing how long will it stay in my system. Why?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Valium is a long-: Acting benzodiazepine (anxiety reliever/ muscle relaxer/seizure stopper/etc). Its half-life (amount of time for 1/2 to be eliminated) is 20–100 hours (much longer in chronic users) but the half-life for its main active metabolite desmethyldiazepam is 36-200 hours that's almost 10 days for 1/2 to be eliminated. Figure on at least 6 or more half-lives for it to be undetectable in typical drug screen.

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