General Information about Xanax

Xanax, otherwise known by the generic name of Alprazolam, is frequently prescribed to individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.  As a member of the benzodiazepine family, Xanax is noted for its ability to promote a sense of calm assurance and relaxation by slowing down the central nervous system for limited periods of time.

How Long Does Xanax Stay in Your System?

Residual concentrations of Xanax have been detected in the system through urine analysis from three days to one week after ingesting the drug.  Individual results for testing cases will vary due to the influence of a variety of physiological and behavioral factors impacting the manner in which the drug is eliminated from the body.  The range of physiological and behavioral factors influencing how long any drug remains in the system include body weight, height, age, stress levels, general physical health, and the amount of regular physical activity or exercise.  Other factors that directly impact drug concentration levels in the system include diet, nutrition, daily water intake, current medications, medical conditions, and alcoholic consumption.  Having said all of this, however, it is important to remember that the actual amount or dosage of the drug ingested daily greatly determines the level of concentration detected through urine analysis.  The frequency of drug dosing per day and the overall length of time taking the drug are important factors to keep in mind when estimating the duration of testing positive for drug concentrations in the body.

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Information provided in this article is designed to establish general guidelines only, and does not substitute for actively seeking the help of a licensed drug/alcohol rehabilitation center.  If you, a loved one, or someone you know is confronted with an ongoing and unresolved drug issue with Xanax, contact a drug rehabilitation treatment center you can trust.  Burning Tree has created life changing experiences for thousands of people suffering from chronic relapse.  We know that long-term solutions require long-term care.  Let the healing begin today.  Call Burning Tree at 866-287-2877 (admissions), 972-962-7374 (administrative offices), or 972-962-7376 (fax) and experience the difference for yourself.  If you prefer, you may contact us by email via our website at