Klonopin, the brand name for clonazepam, is a long-acting benzodiazepine drug that can stay in urine for anywhere from three to 30 days after your last dose.
Klonopin can be detected in urine unchanged or by its primary metabolite, 7-aminoclonazepam. Urine screenings are the most common drug testing method used by doctors and employers.
Detecting Klonopin In Urine
On average, Klonopin can be detected through a urine screening for 3 to 30 days after the last use.
Factors That Can Affect How Long Klonopin Stays In Urine
Not all bodies will process Klonopin at the same rate.
The actual timeline for how long Klonopin stays in your urine will depend on multiple factors:
- Dose: Higher doses of Klonopin will take longer for the body to eliminate from urine compared to small or moderate doses of Klonopin.
- Frequency and duration of use: Taking Klonopin regularly for a long period can increase drug tolerance and cause drug dependence. Both can lengthen the detection time of drugs in urine.
- Metabolic rate: People with a slower metabolism will have longer detection windows than people with a fast metabolism, on average.
- Method of use: Injecting or smoking drugs can result in shorter detection windows compared to snorting or swallowing drugs.
- Liver function: Impaired liver function may increase the amount of time it takes for Klonopin to leave the urine. This is because Klonopin is metabolized primarily by liver enzymes.
- Polydrug use: Taking other drugs in addition to Klonopin may affect how long it takes for the body to clear Klonopin from the urine.
How To Get Klonopin Out Of Your System
Getting Klonopin out of urine is a common concern of people who abuse Klonopin or are addicted to it.
Getting Klonopin out of your system takes time. If you’re dependent on Klonopin, stopping your use will require gradually tapering your dosage. Do not try to stop taking Klonopin all at once.
Drug detox programs can provide the most supportive setting for people who are addicted to Klonopin to get off of the drug safely.
Call Today To Find Treatment For Klonopin Abuse
If you’re addicted to Klonopin, trying to quit the drug alone can be dangerous. This may trigger severe withdrawal symptoms, including seizures.
Call our helpline today to find a Klonopin treatment program that can help you or a loved one get off Klonopin and achieve addiction recovery.
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- American Family Physician—Urine Drug Tests: Ordering and Interpreting Results
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—Klonopin Tablets (Clonazepam)