How Long Does it Take Before Cocaine Leaves Your System?
Afraid of being tested positive for cocaine? If
youíre going to take a drug test, it pays to know how long cocaine stays in your
system. As you may know, failing the test may cost you a lot. Yes, including
that lucrative job that youíve been eyeing for a long time.
Many people fail drug tests because they
underestimate the length of time cocaine remains their system. You probably have
heard that it takes about two to three days from the day of intake before
cocaine leaves the body. But that is not always accurate, as body parts vary in
the length of time they retain cocaine. If you use cocaine once, it remains in
your urine for up to three days. The duration is longer (about three months) if
you are a frequent cocaine user. Cocaine stays in the bloodstream for up to
three days and in the hair for up to three months.
It is also hard to predict the
amount of time the drug stays in the body because drug tests look for something
aside from the presence of cocaine. Drug tests may also detect metabolites
called benzoylecgonine, which the body creates as a result of cocaine use. For
heavy cocaine users, metabolites may last in the body for up to one month. So
even if traces of cocaine are already gone, the presence of metabolites in your
system might hurt your chances of passing a drug
Many factors determine how
long traces of cocaine stay in the body. They can either speed up or slow down
the time it takes before cocaine finally goes out of the system. The major
factors include the userís age, sex, weight, metabolism speed, tolerance limit,
and overall health condition. The amount and frequency of cocaine intake and the
strength and form of the cocaine used have an effect as well. So a person who
habitually takes in cocaine retains the drug longer than casual users. Likewise,
signs of cocaine last longer for those who use high intensity level of cocaine.
If the user is taking other medicines regularly, it may also have an impact on
the amount of time that cocaine remains in the body.
So what are you going to do now?
Aside from thinking about how long cocaine stays in your body, you should also
try to get rid of the drug. Good thing, there are detox products designed to
cleanse the body of cocaine and other types of drugs. Detox products detoxify
the three areas where toxins usually linger: the urine, hair, and blood. Using
such products is a quick way to eliminate traces of cocaine in your body, thus
helping you pass that dreaded drug test.