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How Long Does Xanax Stay in Your System?

Xanax is the most prescribed benzodiazepine.

People who take Xanax regularly will typically have traces of the drug in their system for about four days.

The amount of time that this sedative will be traceable in your body depends on personal factors like your age, weight, health, and frequency of use.

Xanax is highly addictive. If you or someone you love is abusing Xanax, we can help. Call to speak confidentially with one of Honey Lake Clinic’s addiction professionals, right now.

How Long Does Xanax Last?

The half-life of Xanax is about 11 hours.

This means that after 11 hours, about half the dose of Xanax will remain in your system.

Xanax may cause certain side effects, including dizziness, headache, and fatigue. As the systems of your body process the medication, these side effects usually decrease or stop.

It is extremely important to take Xanax exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Benzodiazepines—especially Xanax—can be habit-forming.

This potent drug is up to 10 times stronger than other drugs in its class.

How Long Does Xanax Stay in Blood?

Are you wondering how long does xanax stay in my blood?

Benzodiazepines like Xanax are traceable in your blood for several hours after last use.

Xanax can also be detected in drug test types that include:

  • Urine Screening: This type of test is the most commonly used, because of its simplicity and accuracy. Urine screenings usually show results from the past one to three days.
  • Saliva Swab: Oral swab tests can detect alprazolam for up to 24-36 hours after last use. Some research suggests that oral testing may soon become the most common way to test for Xanax.
  • Hair Test: Hair follicle screenings can detect substances up to 90 days after last use. This type of test is more complex and is not administered as often as other types.

How Long Does It Take for Xanax to Leave Your System?

It can be difficult to predict the exact length of time that Xanax will stay in your system.

If you have other health problems or are over a certain age, it could take longer for your body to fully process the medication.

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How Long Does It Take to Detox from Xanax?

People who take Xanax for a long period of time can become dependent on the medication.

Over time, your body may build a tolerance for the medication, requiring higher doses of the drug to elicit the same effects.

Benzodiazepines like Xanax can be dangerous when taken with other drugs, especially alcohol or opioids. Mixing Xanax with another central nervous system depressant could result in overdose and/or death.

There are two factors to withdrawal when it comes to benzos.

The first is the initial set of symptoms, referred to as acute withdrawal, which can be severe and typically last for 10-14 days.

Symptoms can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Hand tremors
  • Headache
  • Muscle stiffness or pain
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Palpitations
  • Hallucinations
  • Psychosis

More severe symptoms occur when someone abruptly stops using Xanax.

As such, medical professionals recommend a medically supervised detoxification period tapering dosage over stopping cold turkey on your own.

Detox and withdrawal are infamous for being very uncomfortable experiences, physically and psychologically.

Having Christian medical and mental health professionals assist and oversee your detoxification can be the difference between success and failure.

At Honey Lake Clinic, you’ll have professionals by your side and medications to help alleviate some of your symptoms if needed, allowing you to concentrate on the hard work at hand—your recovery.

Find Help … and Hope

With treatment, you can put Xanax abuse and/or addiction behind you.

Our doctors and staff at Honey Lake Clinic understand that substance abuse is a complex and dangerous mental health concern, affecting not only the individual in its grip, but also others.

Honey Lake Clinic’s program offers support for our clients and their families through the recovery process.

Take the first steps towards recovery. Call today! Speak with someone right now. (855) 222-4756.

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