How Long Does Adderall Stay In Your Urine?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on April 30, 2021

Adderall is a prescription ADHD medication that can remain detectable in urine for long after the effects of Adderall have worn off. On average, it will stay in urine for 24 to 48 hours. The actual length of time it stays in urine can vary from person to person.

How Long Can Adderall Be Detected In Your Urine?

The actual amount of time Adderall can show up in a drug test—also known as the drug detection window—can vary according to a variety of factors.

Urine Tests For Adderall Use

Urine testing is the most common way to test for drug use. This type of drug testing is used by employers, healthcare providers, legal entities, and sports organizations.

Adderall (amphetamine) can remain detectable in a urine sample for up to four days. On average, it will stay in urine for one to two days after your last dose.

Factors That Can Affect How Long Adderall Stays In Urine

Under general circumstances, Adderall will stay in a person’s urine for 24 to 48 hours. The actual length of time it stays in urine, however, can vary according to certain factors.

Dose Taken

High doses of Adderall may take longer for the body to process. This can result in a longer detection window than average.

The detection window can also vary based on whether you’re taking the immediate-release or extended-release formulation of Adderall.

Frequency Of Use

Taking Adderall regularly for more than a few weeks can cause drug dependence. This can cause it to stay in the body longer.

Body Composition

People with a higher body fat percentage will absorb drugs slower than people who have less body fat. Height, weight, and body mass can affect drug absorption.

Taking Multiple Drugs

Taking multiple drugs, including alcohol, in addition to Adderall can affect how long it takes the body to metabolize it. This can affect how long it stays in your urine.

Metabolic Rate

If you have a slow metabolism, this may result in a longer detection window.

Method Of Use

The detection time for Adderall can vary depending on whether you snort, inject, smoke, or take Adderall orally.

How To Get Adderall Out Of Your System

The only way to get Adderall out of your urine is to stop taking Adderall. This is the only way for it to be metabolized and excreted from the body.

If you’re dependent on Adderall, this may require tapering your dosage or seeking additional support through a detox program.

Call Us Today To Find Adderall Detox And Addiction Treatment

Adderall can become addictive with frequent misuse. If you need help getting off Adderall, call our helpline today to find Adderall addiction treatment near you.

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Medically Reviewed by
Johnelle Smith, M.D. on April 30, 2021
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