How long does Klonopin stay in your urine? You may read our previous post about Klonopin. At that post, we were discussing how long this substance can stay in your system. So, we would like to tell you a little bit about Klonopin. It is a drug, and we use it to treat panic disorders. Some patients with seizures also use this drug. Of course, Klonopin has a half-life, and it is quite long that you can stay in your system for weeks.
Based on many studies, Klonopin is easy to detect on the urine test for a month.If you consume this drug and you do a hair test, then Klonopin will show up in your test because it can stay there for 28 days. Also, if you do a saliva test, it can detect the presence of Klonopin for up to six days. If you want to know more about this drug, you should read here.
How Long Does Klonopin Stay In Your Urine
How long does Klonopin stay in your urine? If you wonder, you can read our explanation below. But, it is important to know that sometimes Klonopin does not show up in some common urine test. The test may only detect the drug is there, but cannot determine how much the amount of Klonopin you took.
In fact, there was a study with the goal to detect the presence of 7-aminoclonazepam, the major metabolite of Clonazepam. The result showed the metabolite for up to 3 weeks after the person had a single of 3mg dose. On the other hand, the Mayo Clinic explains that the presence of benzodiazepines, such as Clonazepam is possible to detect in the urine test for 30 days.
Nevertheless, there are some reasons that can affect the result of any test as below:
- the pH of the urine
- Urine concentration
- The time you took the last dose
- The amount you took
- And the frequency of consuming the drug
Can You Detox From Klonopin?
We categorize Klonopin as the Schedule IV controlled substance. It means that it is possible if the drug is for abuse and for physical and psychological dependence. Once you take the drug per day, your body will get physical dependence after two weeks. Even though this drug is from your doctor, and you are following his recommendation to consume it, then you are still possible to have psychological dependence.
Unfortunately, if you want to stop taking this drug, you cannot stop it directly. You should talk to your doctor to get the right way on how to stop consuming it. Otherwise, stopping directly will make you get serious side effects with the following withdrawal symptoms:
- Changes in the blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
The withdrawal symptoms will not develop for more than seven days, but it is so intense for the reach peak that will happen in the second week. After that, it will fade in the third or fourth week. So, if you have been using this medication under the care of your doctor or physician, then you should contact them to get the right schedule to reduce the dose gradually.