How Long Does Zetran Stay in Your System?

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Zetran is a prescription medication with the generic name Diazepam. Zetran is often prescribed to patients as an anticonvulsant, and as an anti-anxiety medication. It can be prescribed for the treatment of muscle spasms and uncomfortable symptoms that occur as alcohol leaves the body. Zetran is available in a few different forms, including as an injection, and sometimes it’s also given to patients to relieve anxiety leading up to surgery. As with other benzodiazepines, Zetran calms neural and brain activity. Despite the potential benefits, Zetran is intended only as a short-term medication. Long-term use of Zetran can lead to psychological disease and physical dependence.
So, how long does Zetran stay in your system? There are a few reasons this is an important question. First, people may have to do a drug test, and Zetran could show up as a benzodiazepine. Also, if someone is dependent on Zetran, they may go through uncomfortable and painful symptoms when they stop taking it. By understanding how long Zetran stays in the system, a person taking the drug can determine when such symptoms will start. Another topic relevant to learning how long Zetran stays in the system is the risk of overdose. It is possible to overly indulge on Zetran if too much is taken in a short period. A Zetran overindulgence episode can also occur if a person combines it with other substances, such as alcohol or opioids.
How Long Does Zetran Stay in Your System?
When someone takes Zetran, the majority of the substance is absorbed by the GI tract. It usually takes anywhere from one to two hours for peak effects to be felt. If someone ate just before taking diazepam, it could take longer for the effects to be felt. Zetran can show up on common drug tests including blood, urine, hair, and saliva.

As is the case with other drugs that have diazepam as an active ingredient, Zetran has a relatively long half-life. The half-life of any substance refers to the time it takes for half the substance to be eliminated from the system. With Zetran, the half-life can vary from 30 to 56 hours. It can take around ten days for all traces of Zetran to leave the system. This doesn’t include the metabolites left behind following the use of Zetran. The active metabolites in diazepam have a half-life of up to 100 hours. If someone were to take a urine test, diazepam could potentially show up for anywhere from 5 to 7 days. In someone who is a long-term misuser of diazepam, it can show up in urine screens for four to six weeks. In a long-term misuser, a blood test would be able to show diazepam use for even longer. Hair follicle tests aren’t often done, but diazepam can show in one of these screens for up to 90 days.

Some of the factors that determine exactly what the Zetran half-life is include the person’s metabolism, and factors like their age and weight. Percentage of body fat also plays a role in how long Zetran stays in the system, as does hydration. Some health conditions can make Zetran stay in the system longer. The larger the dose and the more frequent of the occurrence of use, the longer it remains detectable in the system. Specific factors related to how long Zetran stays in the system include liver function and how it’s used. Regarding liver function, diazepam will stay in longer in the system of a user with impaired liver function. The half-life of Zetran can go up five times in people with conditions such as cirrhosis. This means that for someone with impaired liver function, it could take nearly 40 days for all of the diazepam to be eliminated from the system.

Taking other substances at the same time as Zetran can influence how long it stays in the system of the person taking the substances. For example, diazepam is metabolized mainly by two specific enzymes. If someone were to mix diazepam with something else that influences the function of these enzymes, it could affect the elimination of the diazepam. One example of a drug that inhibits the same enzymes as Zetran is Prozac.

If you have questions, or a loved one is struggling with Zetran or other benzodiazepines, please contact The Recovery Village. We offer specialized detox and treatment programs for benzos, as well as other substances.

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