How long after taking Valium is it safe to drive?

Valium is a drug that’s prescribed for anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures. It’s also sometimes used recreationally because it’s known to produce feelings of calmness and relaxation. But if you’ve just taken Valium and are thinking about driving, you may be wondering: how long will it be until I’m safe behind the wheel?

The answer depends on several factors, including your body weight and your dosage. For example, if you’re a 200-pound man who took 30 milligrams of Valium as prescribed by your doctor, you’re probably safe to drive after 90 minutes—though even then there could be some lingering effects from the drug that could impair your vision or reaction time. If you took 100 milligrams of Valium instead of 30—or if you’re a much smaller person than our hypothetical 200-pound man—it may take even longer before you feel like yourself again enough to drive safely.

How long does Valium stay in your system?

Valium stays in your system for a relatively short amount of time. On average, it will take only about four days for the drug to leave your body.

However, this varies from person to person. Some people may be able to metabolize the drug faster than others. It also depends on what other medications you’ve taken and how much alcohol you consume during this period.

How long does it take for Valium to leave your system?

The amount of time that it takes for Valium to exit your system depends on several factors, such as:

  • How much was taken (the dose)
  • Whether or not food was eaten before taking the medication
  • How much water was consumed before or during ingestion (especially if food was eaten?)

The half-life of Valium is between 20 and 100 hours, which means that it takes between 10 and 50 days for half of any given dose to be eliminated from your body. This means that if you take 1mg every day for one week, it will take another five weeks for half of that amount (0.5mg) to leave your system completely—and there will still be 0.5mg left in your system after that point!

Because Valium is a benzodiazepine, it has an active half-life of 6-12 hours when taken orally. This means that after just six hours, half of the drug will have left your system; after 12 hours, three quarters of it will have left your system; after 18 hours, four fifths of it will have left your system; etcetera. For those who take Valium in pill form (orally), the metabolization rate is slower than for those who take it intravenously or intramuscularly because there’s more time between ingestion and absorption into the bloodstream.

How long does Valium take to peak?

This can vary from person to person, and it depends on a few factors. First, there’s your weight and metabolism, which can affect how quickly the drug is processed by your body. Then there’s your previous experience with Valium or any other benzodiazepines. If you’ve been using benzos for a while, you may find that the drug works differently for you than it does for someone who has never tried a benzodiazepine before. Finally, there are factors related to the dosage you take and how much of it is absorbed by your body versus how much gets flushed out via urination (which happens with most drugs).