Xanax or Alprazolam affects the brain by gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in a slow, and steady process. It takes approximately 1 hour to affects the body and 11 hours to stay in a healthy adult human body. In a simple way, the duration of Xanax takes approximately 11 hours for the average healthy person to eliminate half of the dose.

Approximate Time Duration of Xanax Dose  

Time duration of the Xanax drug may vary from person to person. It depends on the metabolism of the body, doses, age, height, genetics, liver pH of urinary, and other system effectiveness.  

For example, if you are an adult, and taking 1mg of Xanax, 0.5 mg will remain after 11.2 hours. And the quantity will reduce to half after another 11.2 hours means 22.4 hours.  Here we have given a table to understand the effect of Xanax time duration. Have a look; 

Quantity Of Xanax Time Durability of the Dose (Approx.)
1 mg11.2 hours
0.25 mg22.4 hours
0.125 mg33.6 hours 
0.063 mg44.8 hours
0.0315 mg56 hours

Most Xanax users eliminate the drug within 4 days from their bodies. It has some tests to recognize whether there are any drug substances still available in the body or not. In the below, we will discuss all of them.

How Long Does It Take for Xanax to Show Up in Drug Test 

It is easy to detect Xanax from the human body through urine, saliva, blood, and hair testing. Because Xanax stays in our urine, blood, saliva, hair for up to approx 90 days. Let’s get the detail;    

How Long Does Xanax Stay in your Urine Forum

A urine test is the most common test to detect that the person was consuming the drug or the medication. Because the other tests are more costly as compared to the urine test. Mostly it is difficult to recognize the drug in urine after 4 days. If the person is taking the medication repeatedly or consuming a heavy dose, it can be detected after 5-7 days.  

There is a way to eliminate Xanax quickly from the body. In the case of weak metabolism, the medicine takes a long time to eliminate from the body. Sufficient drinking of water can remain drug available in the body through the urine. If still, you detect the drug after 7 days then there may be a problem in your immune system because of overdose.        

Saliva Testing to Detect Xanax

The saliva test is an accurate method to determine the level of the drug. It is easily detected by hormones. The saliva test can be valid up to 2.5 days after taking the Xanax. Xanax will stay remain for a long time, if your immunity system is weak, or you have an overdose of Xanax.  

Blood Testing for Xanax

A blood test gives the same result as a urine test. But it is more expensive than the Urine test. This test can detect Xanax up to 1-6 days after the last use. 

Hair Testing

According to the United States drug testing laboratories, hair samples can detect Xanax. And it can be detected for up to 3 months, because of slow hair growth.   

When Does Xanax have a Long-Lasting Effect on the Body?

As we have discussed above, Xanax can stay on a healthy body for approximately 11 hours. But there are some circumstances, where Xanax stays more than 11 hours on the body system. Let’s discuss the factors;

  1. Obesity: If the person has an obesity issue then the time duration of Xanax will be 21.8 hours on average, which is approximately 10 hours more than a healthy person. 
  1. Alcoholic Liver diseases: If a person is consuming Xanax, and the liver is not working properly then the half-life of Xanax is 19.7 hours. 
  1. Age (Elderly): 16.3 hours is the half-life time duration of Xanax in an elderly body, because of the low immune system, and liver function. 

Note: Xanax is available in different colors like blue Xanax bar, green Xanax, yellow Xanax, etc. And each color has its own properties, shapes, and quantities. So the time period also may vary with the type of Xanax.

Xanax may cure all of the anxiety disorders and chronic attacks. But the improper use of the medication can be harmful. 60% of consumer doesn’t consult with their doctors, or specialist before taking the medicine, which can cause a big problem in your body system. The doctor knows very well that, what is good for your body, and what is your medical history. No doubt we will try our best to give the right and enough detail of the products that available in our ‘Shop Now’ section. But still, we will suggest you go, and take suggestions from your health specialist.