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How Long Does Ecstasy (MDMA) Stay in the System

Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, XTC, E, and Molly, is a drug used recreationally for its psychoactive properties, and is very popular across the country as a ‘weekend party drug’. This is because of the drug’s ability to uplift mood, increasing energy and empathy, as well as for its mild hallucinogenic effects.




How long does Ecstasy (MDMA/Molly) take to leave your system

The half-life of MDMA is between 7-9 hours. So, the drug will be in your system for anywhere between 38.5-49.5 hours after you take it.

These numbers are, however, based upon average. In actuality, factors like the frequency of MDMA usage, and the dose taken therein need to be taken into account. In addition to this, individual factors like age, build, metabolic rate, liver and kidney efficiency also play a key role in deciding how long the drug is going to be in your system.

Even with the above information, you can rest assured that that MDMA will be excreted completely out of your system after no more than 4 days since you last took it.

In case you have taken the drug and are up for a drug test, be aware that traces of certain metabolites of MDMA, can ‘show up’ on a drug test for much longer.

How long is Ecstasy detectable in your urine, blood, saliva and hair

Type of Test For one time users For chronic users
Urine 1-3 days 2-5 days
Blood 12 hours For up to 24 hours
Saliva 1-3 days 1-5 days
Hair Follicle Up to 90 days Up to 90 days

How to pass a drug test for MDMA

  • Acidify your urine by consuming foods and drinks with a high acidic content. Nuts, berries, and vinegar rich foods are all fair game for urine acidification, as indeed is cranberry juice.
  • Workout daily to sweat out the drug from your system, thereby detoxifying yourself from the drug.
  • Drink plenty of water, as Ecstasy is primarily eliminated via urine; the more your urinate, more quickly your system will rid itself of the drug.
  • Eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables as they will supply your body with the antioxidants that help eliminate MDMA.

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