How Long Does MDMA Stay in your System?

MDMA, also known as Adam, Ecstasy, STP and XTC, is an illegal drug that causes an increase in energy, enhances tactile feelings and produces distortions in perception and time. It also causes feelings of emotional intensity and a kind of euphoria. Emotional intensity and euphoria along with increased tactile feelings can also lead to intense sexual experiences.

Once used almost exclusively in the club and rave scene by young white males, it has now grown to include other cultural groups and people of all ages. One of the most popular demographics for Ecstasy use is urban gay males.

So, how long does MDMA stay in your system?

The answer to that question depends on whether you take it once or multiple times. It will linger in your body in several different ways for different lengths of time. Many people take doses of Ecstasy back to back to keep the high going instead of letting it wear off.

How Long Does MDMA Stay in your System – Single Dose

A single dose will show up in various tests including urine, blood, saliva and hair.

  • Urine: Will show up for 1-3 days.
  • Blood: Will show up for about 12 hours.
  • Saliva: Will show up for 1-3 days.
  • Hair: Will be found in testing up to 90 days later.

How Long Does MDMA Stay in your System – Two or More Doses

Consecutive doses will show up for extended lengths of time in urine, blood, saliva and hair.

  • Urine: Will show up for 2-5 days.
  • Blood: Will show up for about 24 hours.
  • Saliva: Will show up for 1-5 days.
  • Hair: Will be found in testing up to 90 days later.

How long does MDMA stay in your system?

The initial high lasts several hours but the more you use the drug, the longer it takes your body to flush it out. Back to back dosing causes the drug to build up in your system. MDMA is often used with other drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, Viagra and marijuana. MDMA causes an increase in heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension. Many users also report chills, sweating, blurred vision and nausea.

Users have also reported effects coming back days or months later for no apparent reason.

Drug Testing

When you have to take a drug test for work or any other reason, you need to be aware that the drug lingers. Hair will always tell the story of your drug use. While hair tests are not often used for employment you still need to understand that they will find MDMA if you have used within the last 90 days. Blood shows traces of MDMA for the shortest amount of time, 12 – 24 hours; Urine and saliva show traces of MDMA anywhere from 1 – 5 days depending on the amount ingested. Keep these time tables in mind if you choose to use Ecstasy and have a job interview or other important event coming up that will require a drug test.

Mar 28th, 2013 | Posted in Other – Health
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