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Benzodiazepines Drug Test


Benzodiazepines can be identified in drug testing options that specifically include benzodiazepines as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street provides many urine and hair drug test services, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug tests are most common, which look back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug tests look further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the facility for the benzodiazepines drug test. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the benzodiazepines drug test. Results for tests are fast, accurate, and secured in our online portal.

About Benzodiazepines

What Are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines are a depressant, commonly known by the product names of Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, and Librium. Benzodiazepines have a rapid anxiolytic effect, making them a powerful medication to treat unpredictable and/or severe episodic psychiatric events. This class of medicine functions by amplifying the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which reduces the neural activities that lead to stress and anxiety. While episodic and short-term use of benzodiazepines is generally safe, long-term use is discouraged due to their addictive nature and other possible adverse effects. The struggle against addiction with the tranquilizer in The Queen's Gambit, referred to as "xanzolam" (a fictional drug), is thought to have been inspired by Librium (or benzodiazepines). For a more comprehensive benzodiazepine testing option, Health Street also offers testing for extended benzodiazepines.

Popular Benzodiazepine Street Names:
Nerve Pills
Intended Use and Effects:

Benzodiazepines, such as Klonopin and Xanax, are primarily prescribed by doctors to treat patients with anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and panic attacks. This class of medicines is also used to control or reduce seizures. Other physician monitored uses include sedation before surgery and treatment of involuntary movement disorders.

Side Effects of Benzodiazepines

The more common side effects from benzodiazepines may include:

Feeling sleepy
Disturbing dreams
Memory loss

If benzodiazepines are mixed with alcohol, narcotics, or other tranquilizers, they can dangerously enhance the sedative effect and become fatal. Patients who take high doses of these drugs can develop a high tolerance and experience severe withdrawal symptoms if the medication is stopped abruptly. Benzodiazepines withdrawal symptoms include agitation, insomnia, tremors, muscle cramping, and sweating. There is also evidence that this medication may have some effect on pregnancy. This medication can be passed along to an infant through its mother's breast milk, so a qualified medical professional may advise symptoms to be monitored during breastfeeding

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Klonopin show up on a 10 Panel Drug Test?

Yes, Health Street's 10 panel drug tests include testing for benzodiazepines. However, many factors can affect whether or not the drug shows up on a test, as listed under "How Long Does Klonopin Stay In Your System?"

Does Xanax show up on a 5 Panel Drug Test?

Health Street's 5 panel drug testing does not include benzodiazepines drug testing. Our 9 panel (or higher) will include a benzodiazepines drug test.

How long do benzos stay in your urine?

Benzodiazepines, including Klonopin and Xanax, can be detected in Health Street's urine drug tests for up to one week. If you or someone you know is looking for a Xanax or Klonopin drug test with a larger window of time, our hair tests can look back approximately 90 days.

How long does Klonopin stay in your system?

How long any type of benzodiazepine stays in your system is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

Frequency of use
Amount used
User's metabolism
User's age
Does Xanax show up on a drug test?

Yes, Xanax can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. Xanax drug tests are available via urine or hair specimen. Urine drug testing is more common since it is a fast, effective, and less expensive option. However, Xanax urine test detection time only looks back up to one week. If you need to identify drug use further back than one week, Health Street's hair drug testing option can identify usage approximately 90 days back.

Why get a Xanax Drug Test?

Abuse or misuse of any benzodiazepine can create dangerous work or home environments. They can be highly addictive, and improper use can lead to serious ramifications, especially when mixed with other drugs. A benzodiazepines drug test can help create safer working or home environments, and can open the door to recovery for someone that may be at risk for addiction or death. Even with a valid prescription, benzodiazepines can still be abused if it is taken more frequently or in higher quantities than prescribed. Health Street can provide services for benzodiazepines urine drug tests or hair drug tests, and a professional medical review officer can determine whether or not an individual is abusing the drug by reviewing the benzodiazepines drug test results.

Benzodiazepines Drug Test Options

Health Street offers the following benzodiazepines drug tests. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you're an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.

Benzodiazepines Urine Drug Tests
Benzodiazepines Hair Drug Tests


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