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A 20-year-old female asked:

i took a quarter of a xanax (alprazolam) yesterday afternoon. how long before the xanax (alprazolam) no longer appears in my urine test?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Benzodiazepines: Benzodiazepines get in your bones. Even one pill can test positive for some time. It is though that you can still test positive for at least six weeks.

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Gotta hand it to you: Most people who post on HealthTap looking for advice on how to beat a drug test don't come right out & say so. They're less honest - or cynical - than you. The answer is the same, though: It's unethical for a doctor to help you break the law.

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