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How long does valium stay in your system?

How long does valium stay in your system?

550 Hours (23days): Valium (Diazepam) has half life of 48 hours. Terminal elimination half life of active metabolite N-desmethyldiazepam is approx. 100 hours
Valium and it's metabolite will be in your system for 550 hours which is approx. 23 days. Because it takes 5.5x elimination half life for medicine to clear from your system ...Read more

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Valium (Definition)

Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more


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How long does Valium stay in your system if you have been taking it for a year? And how is the best way to get off of it?

How long does Valium stay in your system if you have been taking it for a year? And how is the best way to get off of it?

Wean, Taper: How often you have been taking it, and the daily dose will have an effect. In general, taper off over a 6-8 week period to minimize any withdrawal effects. Work with your doctor to devise the best schedule, and to see if any other medication might be helpful for anxiety. ...Read more

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Does Valium stay in your system longer when combine with 6 other meds. This was last sunday at the hosp and a wk later still failed drug test on mon?

Does Valium stay in your system longer when combine with 6 other meds. This was last sunday at the hosp and a wk later still failed drug test on mon?

Depends: Valium has a very long half life to start with and has an active metabolite that makes it stay in your system even longer. Certain medications could decrease or increase metabolism based on how they are metabolized. ...Read more

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Usually how long can valium/diazepam stay in your system?

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Usually how long can valium/diazepam stay in your system?

Valium: Depending on how long u have been taking it. Roughly up to 100 hours. ...Read more

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How long will 10mg of Valium taken twice stay in my system?

Quite a while: The "half life of elimination" of Valium (diazepam) plus its active metabolites ranges from 40 to 100 hours - depending on the individual. The the rule of thumb in pharmacokinetics is that it requires 5 half lives for a drug to reach negligible levels. So, the estimate would be from 200 to 500 hours to completely eliminate diazepam from the human body. ...Read more

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I am female 24years old 169 pounds I used 8mg of Valium for 3 days how long in my system?

I am female 24years old 169 pounds I used 8mg of Valium for 3 days how long in my system?

About 4-7 days: Valium is a long acting benzodiazepine with active metabolites. It gets metabolized by the liver. It's clearance from the body depends on the condition of your liver and the presence of competing substances. Also, detection of valium in the urine is also based on the sensitivity and specificity of the test. ...Read more

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I took one 10 mg valium Friday how long will it take to get out my system drug test tuesday?

I took one 10 mg valium Friday how long will it take to get out my system drug test tuesday?

3 months: Traces of diazepam remain in the body for 3 months. Not sure if it will drug test. Every person has individual metabolism. My guess is that it will not test but depends on dose, your kidneys and if the drug test is urine. ...Read more

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When you take Valium does it come up as benzon in a drug test and how long will it take to leave my system?

With chronic use...: With chronic use, the terminal elimination half-life of the active metabolite of valium (diazepam) can be up to 100 hours. It takes five half-lives for the body to completely eliminate a drug and, therefore, could potentially take up to 3 weeks to completely be absent from the body. ...Read more

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I took 7 10 mg Valium in 5 days my age is 39 @ I weigh 277 pounds. How long will the Valium show up in my system?

Valium has a: Half life of 36 hours. It has a significant volume of distribution and a number of metabolites which will be detected for a few weeks if the drug screen tests to levels of detection. Impossible to tell you exactly how long but why don't you just stop taking valium and you wouldn't have to ask. ...Read more

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How long does a one time dose of 2.5 mg Valium take to exit your system for a drug screen?

Pretty long!: Detectable 5-7 days after use. Chronic use (over one year) of Valium, however, can be detected much longer. The detection window for Valium in urine screens is up to 4-6 weeks esp in older folk. If you have a prescription, it should not be a problem - bring it. Also, try to avoid stress w/ CBT it's healthier for you than a pill! ...Read more

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Have anxiety; took valium. How long it take to pass urine test and get out of system?

Have anxiety; took valium. How long it take to pass urine test and get out of system?

1-6 wks: Hard to answer without specifics re: age, sex, level of use (heavy?), weight, and method of testing (urine, saliva, hair, blood, nail?). Fill me in. ...Read more

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I took two 2 mg valium 8 days ago for a panic attack. How long will that stay in my system?

For a drug test,: Valium is one of the longer half-life benzodiazepines. A urine drug test could in theory show metabolites of diazepam (Valium) for 5-6 days after taking a dose. The metabolites have a 48 hour half life.

For a 4 mg single dose, if you're not a chronic user, your system should be clear now by day 8 with a good degree of certainty. ...Read more

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Have anxiety took Valium now taking somethin else how long it take to pass urine test and get out of system?

Have anxiety took Valium now taking somethin else how long it take to pass urine test and get out of system?

7-40 days, will vary: How long it takes before you pass depends on 3 things: 1) your genetics: the efficiency of your cyp liver enzymes governs benzodiazepine elimination. Slow metabolizers can have the drug in their system for 50 days, depending on the initial dose. 2) the type of assay used 3) the sensitivity cutoff for the test. The department of defense, for instance, has lower cutoff values to test positive. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Dentist game me 5mg valium. How long stay in system I am 5ft 5in. I have a urine test for work.

Dentist game me 5mg valium. How long stay in system I am 5ft 5in. I have a urine test for work.

Depends: The duration of action is on average 7-8 hrs but that doesn't mean it will be cleared from your system by then. I suppose it depends on what the drug test screens for and it they will consider a benzodiazepine as an illicit drug. You can always get a note from the dentist perhaps? ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to get Valium say your system?

Time.: I don't know of any scientifically valid and practically useful way to get rid of of any medication or drug out of the system. Each takes it's own time. Your asking this question, however, raises concern whether you are misusing this medication. If so, please consider getting help asap - addiction to this medication can be dangerous, and abruptly stopping it can be equally so. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why would Valium still be in my system after a month?

Valium: That depends on how long u have been on the valium, as it has long half-life & accumulates in your system the longer u use it on regular basis, delaying its elimination from your body. ...Read more

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I took 5mg Valium on 5/22. On 5/30 it showed positive in urine. When will it leave my system?

5 days.: Valium has a half life of 20-80 hours because it is very long acting. If you had been a daily Valium user, it can stay as long as 3 weeks from your last doe. ...Read more

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Was on xanax (alprazolam) and Dr is switching me to valium for ic. Should I wait a day for xanax (alprazolam) to get out of system before taking valium?

Was on xanax (alprazolam) and Dr is switching me to valium for ic. Should I wait a day for xanax (alprazolam) to get out of system before taking valium?

Xanax (alprazolam) has a short: Half-life meaning it will leave your system quickly but may cause withdrawal symptoms. Valium has a long half-life meaning it stays in your system longer and will likely counter any withdrawal symptoms from Xanax (alprazolam). It is wise to follow your doctor's directives. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver enzymes and I took a 0.5mg of Valium on june 30th and its still in my system...

I have elevated liver enzymes and I took a 0.5mg of Valium on june 30th and its still in my system...

Benzodiazepines: Benzo's like valium will test positive for six to eight weeks or even longer if one has been on them for some time. But, even one pill can last for a very long time. ...Read more

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Finding conflicting info on Healthtap regarding length of Valium staying in system for ua. Doctor answered me, but no other answers I've seen?

Yes it is confusing: Yes it is confusing, because for valium itself, the half life is 36 hours by average, but it turns to an active metabolite which has 80 hr (by average) half life instead.

Having that said, if we count on valium's active metabolite, it will take 240 hours (3-4 half lifes) to have valium and metabolites cleared out from your body

hope this answer is final and you would not seek more help. ...Read more

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My Dr switched me from valium to ativan. Is taking lorazepam the next day with diazepam metabolites in system DANGEROUS, or just mild additive effect?

Not dangerous: Nor "additive. ..what is a PROBLEM is that these are very addictive medications!

Hope this is helpful

DrZ ...Read more

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How long does Valium stay in your urine?

How long does Valium stay in your urine?

Valium urine test: Valium can be detected in the urine for several weeks after taking it due to the drug's long half life. ...Read more

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How long does Valium stay in your bloodstream?

Toxicology: I am not a toxicologist, but valium's effectiveness on your mental star is typically no longer than 8 hours, but when it comes to how long it's metabolites will stay in your bloodstream or urine, I am not sure. If you have to go for a drug test for work, tell them when you have last taken it, be honest. If you have to know when you can drive without being under influence of it, eight hours or so ...Read more

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How long does Valium stay in your bloodstream?

Days: Assuming normal kidney function, the actual Valium (diazepam) may last between 8-18 days to get cleared up completely. Nonetheless, its metabolite may last longer- up to 30 days. ...Read more