Whether you want to call it ecstasy, E, Molly, X, XTC or MDMA, extacy can and does cause problems in urine drug tests. The problem is further complicated by the fact that street extacy is rarely pure MDMA. It's often cut with something else, either with the intention of enhancing the experience or just to make more money.
Some street extacy may not contain any MDMA at all. It may not even show up on a drug test at all if it doesn't contain amphetamines either, but it would be foolish to assume this. Unless you test yourself and prove otherwise, you can be almost certain there are traces of MDMA and/or amphetamines in your body.
So, how long does extacy stay in your urine?
The danger window for extacy is typically 1-3 days afterwards for a light use and 3-5 days for a heavy use. For amphetamines, the detection window is usually 1-4 days after last use.
Taking the worst-case scenario, waiting five days before taking a drug test seems sensible. Everyone's body is different, though, and there may have been other substances in that pill, so waiting a week would be a sensible precaution, preferably combined with a self-test.
How can you get extacy out of your system?
Given time and abstinence, your body will flush out whatever was in the extacy out of your system. You can help the process along by going through a seven-day detox program. You should also keep yourself well-hydrated without drinking too much water, and eating healthily and exercising regularly can only help your body along.
It's impossible to say exactly how long this will take. For some it will go quickly—for others less so, so either play it safe or test yourself. If you're on a tight schedule, be prepared for the possibility that you may not make it in time, which we'll get to next.
Passing a urine drug test with extacy still in your system
If you're caught out by a drug test, you may not have the time needed to detox. Maybe it's the Monday morning at work after having a good time on Saturday night, so there's a good chance of failing a drug test.
This is where a detox drink can help you, because when used correctly, it will reduce the concentrations of toxins in your urine. It doesn't matter exactly what was in the pill, because this effect applies to all drug metabolites.
Your first task is stay away from any kind of drugs, even over-the-counter ones, for as long as possible. You then need to decide when to use your detox drink. Drinks typically need at least an hour to get to work, but two hours is often recommended as the ideal time. You certainly shouldn't have more than a few hours between using a detox drink and giving a urine sample, because the effect will gradually diminish.