How Long Does It Take For Clean Urine Test After A Valium?


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Nicole Manion answered
Valium was the first marketing name for the drug now known as Diazepam and is commonly used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures including status epilepticus, muscle spasms (such as in cases of tetanus), restless legs syndrome, alcohol withdrawal, benzodiazepine withdrawal and Ménière's disease. It may also be used before certain medical procedures such as endoscopies to reduce tension and anxiety, and in some surgical procedures to induce amnesia.

It possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative, skeletal muscle relaxant, and amnestic properties. The pharmacological action of diazepam enhances the effect of the neurotransmitter GABA by binding to the benzodiazepine site on the GABA  receptor leading to central nervous system depression. Diazepam has also been used as a recreational drug.

Adverse effects of diazepam include anterograde amnesia especially at higher doses and sedation as well as paradoxical effects such as excitement, rage or worsening of seizures in epileptics. Benzodiazepines also can cause or worsen depression. Long-term effects of benzodiazepines such as diazepam include tolerance, benzodiazepine dependence as well as a benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome upon dose reduction. Additionally, after cessation of benzodiazepines cognitive deficits may persist for at least 6 months and may not fully return to normal, however it was suggested that longer than 6 months may be needed for recovery from some deficits. Diazepam also has abuse potential and can cause serious problems of addiction.

The distribution half life of diazepam is 2 minutes to 13 minutes, while its biphasic half-life is of about 1-3 and 2-7 days for the active metabolite desmethyldiazepam depending on metabolism with most of the drug being metabolized. However the full elimination half life of diazepam can be up to a month and can even be longer in the elderly. The half life of diazepam is affected just the same as any other drug by a number of factors such as metabolism, fluid consumption, and level of fitness and exercise.
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Dioon Edule answered
Valium metabolites will stay in your bodyfor quite a while. The exact time depends on many factors, but a positive test result is likely up to 10 days after use. Among the benzodiazapines, Valuim is among the longest lasting. Other benzodiazapines such as Xanax will leave the body much faster. If you are in the unfortunate situation where you need to pass a test and have recently taken Valium, diluting is probably your best option.
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Love4pets, sorry to insult your intelligence however you have none. Valium is in a class of drugs called benzodiazapines. They have an extremely long 1/2 life, meaning they take a long time to leave the body. Benzos can take up to 21 days from consumption to completely be absent from the body. HOWEVER, as with any chemical there are many factors that contribute to ellimination: Amount taken, other substances ingested, diet, liquid intake, activity level--you get the point. The best thing you can do is of course to not do drugs DRUGS ARE BAD, OK? Really though, don't take it from me or the idiot love4pets, read for yourself. Search credible sources such as: Medical journals, PDR (physicians desk reference, your physician, etc.) Please, stop taking drugs, they WILL absolutely ruin your life, take it from me I have lived through hell and know that life has so much more to offer when your coherent enough to enjoy it.

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Tiffany answered
Depends on the consumption of the drug your diet, water/fluid intake. Normally just a few days, if you did just 1 Valium. But say you did 20 of them in the last 3 days, than you will need a few more days to get those out. Best advice. Drink plenty of fluids, take vitamins that get your liver and kidneys to work faster ( milk thistle, niacin )
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Thanks for the info love4pets
Anonymous commented
Love4pets, sorry to insult your intelligence however you have none. Valium is in a class of drugs called benzodiazapines and has an extremely long half life(meaning it takes a long time to get out of the body). Benzos can take up to 21 days to completely leave the body. However, as with any drug, there are many factors that have to be considered regarding the elimination in the body. -As for the answer, READ for yourself from a credible source(medical journals, Physician's Desk Reference, etc

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