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A 51-year-old male asked:

If taking diet pill adipex, and stop, how long before the drug clears your system? for employment drug testing.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
A while: The time for 1/2 to clear your system is up to 20 hours, with another 20 hours for half the residual and so on.Depending on the sensitivity of the test, it may be wise to stop 4-5 days before to be sure it is out of your system.
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
It depends on the: Dose and the excretory function of your kidneys and metabolism rate of your liver. Based on internet articles, it may stay in your system from 3-7 days. In case you test positive for amphetamines from taking adipex, you can show your employer your dr's prescription and this should suffice and protect you from getting fired.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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