How Long Does It Take Amitriptyline To Leave Your System When You Go Off It?


1 Answers

Samantha Mitchell Profile
According to scientists, it takes 5.5 times the half life of any drug to clear from your system. In other words, with the half life of Amitriptyline, which is usually between 10 to 50 hours, you can calculate how long it will remain in your system.

The length of time will depend on the amount of the drug you have taken. A lower dose will have a lower half life. Consider the maximum half life and multiply it by 5.5. You will get 275 hours, this equates to approximately 11 and a half days.

As I stated, it depends on the amount of the drug you take and its half life. You may find that it will take less time if you have not been on the drug that long or you do not have that high of a dose. All drugs are based on their half life, which means how long it takes to decay.

Every drug builds up in your system over sustained periods of time. You may have realized that some drugs stop being as effective as when you first started taking them. You have to start taking more of the drug. This is because your body builds up immunity to the drug as you get more and more of it in your system. The point is each day as you add to the drug in your system, you are building up more time for it to take to leave your system.

You should also note that some traces of the drug will remain. Your hair, for example, can be taken as a basic record of any drugs you have had in your system. If you cut your hair off, this record can be erased. Basically, as your hair grows out, the drug will show up and eventually be gone if you cut it off. That is why in forensics they may test the hair for drugs and determine how long ago they were taken.

Answer Question