Xanax is one of those drugs that takes some time to pass out of the body. It is possible to detect Xanax in the system even after six weeks. Alprazolam, which is the main active ingredient in Xanax, is not easily absorbed by the body. This is the reason why a small dose of this drug can be traced even a long time after consumption.

Let us take a look at how Xanax is detected in addicts and those who use it as a prescription drug.

Xanax is a narcotic that is prescribed to treat mental conditions, such as mood disorders. It is also used to control nervous excitement, panic situations, and anxiety. Xanax is consumed orally. It can be swallowed, or taken in the form of a dissolvable tablet, as a liquid, or as an extended release tablet.

Xanax gets quickly assimilated in the system, and its peak levels can be detected within two hours. The amount of Xanax in the system varies with the size of the dose. In adults, the half life of this drug is around 11 hours. The drug stays longer in the system of people with liver disease and obese individuals. The long half life of Xanax means that detection of this drug in blood is relatively easy when the screening is done within the established detection window. When taken in larger doses, Xanax can stay in the body for upward of a month. Screening for Xanax can be done by taking samples of blood, hair, or urine. Xanax stays in the hair for as long as three months. Factors affecting the result of such a test include the length of the subject’s hair, hair color, and chemicals, such as hair dye that may have been applied to the hair.

The duration for which Xanax can be found in the urine after consumption depends upon the dose and frequency of consumption. Xanax can be traced in urine even after six weeks of consumption.

Xanax is an addictive drug, and habitual users can quickly develop a tolerance to it. This leads to an increase in dosage, which makes detoxification a longer process, and withdrawal becomes that much more difficult to manage. People who have a physical dependence on Xanax are less likely to experience cravings once they stop taking the drug. Addicts, however, will have to be mentally and physically prepared to counter craving once they stop taking Xanax.

Reducing the dosage gradually is a safe way to get off this drug. This also help to avoid the unpleasant side effects that accompany the cold turkey method.

If you wish to stop abusing Xanax, then Treatment Now can guide you about the right way to do it. We can also introduce you to recovery centers best suited to your needs.  


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