Greta Johnson Says:
I will be going back to work and will be testing for illegal drug use. I am on Neurontin due to a medical problem. Will I get a FALSE POSITIVE result on a test for illegal drugs?Reply to this thread
This just happened to me at my suboxone doctor! I tested positive for Marijuana and perc, oxy and I have not done any of them but I am on nuerotin. Now they are making me go every week because their test was wrong! Instants give false positives all the time if your on other medications that's why I hate them÷
Same here I take the same meds and I also tested positive for benzos
For custody reasons I have 4-5 random UA's a month and recently tested positive for opiates. The facility that administers the tests contacted the lab (Redwood Toxicology) and was told that Gabapentin can cause a false positive. I have taken it on and off for about three years as a sleep aid originally prescribed at the re-hab I was in and it has only shown up as a false positive once and I am now on a much lower dose so I'm not sure why now.
19Slave to the P pot Says:
Will/Can Gabapentin give a false positive for opiates e.g heroin or other controlled drugs such as benzo's? I'm in the clinic and awaiting admission to inpatient detox to get clean of methadone. I've been waiting a VERY long time for this admission. I have to give 3 urine screens,each 2 weeks apart tested @ the lab and ONLY methadone or its metabolites and diazepam or it's metabolites are allowed to show up positive,ANYTHING else and i'll lose my place,probably for good. I haven't taken anything not even 1 toke of a spliff or even a co-codamol for almost 8 weeks. I have given my 1st sample which as expected came back with just my prescribed meds in there. My next test is 2 days away (Thurs) and I will have been on Gabapentin for about 4 days by then,Am I @ any risk of failing the test? I have stuck to the abstinence I've been told I've got to show evidence of,so technically I should be safe,but after reading some other users' posts I'm kinda worried i'll fail. Can Anyone with medical knowledge or someone with definitive personal experiences of this causing/not causing false positives please help. Thanks in advance
I love my benzos as prescribed theyre a life saver. I didn't take any for a wk ad not a chronic user and don't take 10 at once like an idiot, when I do have them I use them as needed. I was clear for Bezos then took nerontin 1 day and failed.
Im on the clinic and benzos are a no no. I didn't know till my 1st day though. So, after I found out, I didn't do any for a wk. I had a urine screen on Th and it was clean for benzos. I took only gabapentin/nerontin on Th after the urine test and got a mouth swab test Fri and tested positive for benzos. I know I didn't do any. So, johnnys must come up as a benzo...that's all I can think of and the only option it cld be. I don't do heroin so it wasn't b/c someone cut dope w/benzo. No one drugged me w/out me knowing.
15julie glynn Says:
i am going to the pain clinic and i take neurotin xanax ambien cymbalta and ritlin and the clinic was giving me norco for pain until they said my urine wasnt showing my pain meds so they needed to send it off to check it bc sometimes their tests dont read right. well he gave me 2 weeks worth pain pills and said he would call in the rest after test came bk in 2 weeks. they never called me or called in my meds after that so i called and they told me they will treat me but cant write my norco anymore bc my test came up possitive for ativan then she tried to tell me i felled my first test for it too but the didnt write my xanax down on my drug test after i showed them all my bottles so the 1st test does say i was possitive for benzodiazapine thats what xanax is so idk if its because they didnt write my xanax on there or if it was the neurotin that showing up as ativan i have never takin ativan so when i go bk thursday to clinic i am gonna show them their own mistakes and hopefully i can get my pain bk under contol
My wife and I are nurse's she hurt her neck started having multiple problems they have her on nuerontin and norco getting ready for surgury we went to our family Dr today to up her meds as she can barely function r/t pain she tested positive thc I thought they we're joking we laughed then realized they where serious. They tried to refuse her refill. She has never in her life touched any drugs. I demanded retake stupid MA acused her trying to delute her urine I work ER 20years almost impossible delute thc they had to call security by time we left they wouldn't listen and looked at her like she was a loser and refered us to another Dr unbelievable.
I have been on nuerontin before awhile back and i have to have rendom drugs tests and everytime i tested positive for benzos.Then I stopped taking it then I tested false.Now Im back on nuerontin and the benzos are back.I was told it and any antiseizure meds will cause a false postive.But I need proof of this so I don't lose my kids I dont take zanax or valiums.Please help
Hi, WE just got the worst call you can imagine. N=Both my hub and I have been clean for over a year and his counselor just called and said he came up positive. He too takes Neurontin and Insulin for Diabetes. he does not take any other drugs, we are very proud of how hard we worked and how happy and better our life is now. We are so excited for Christmas tomorrow and BAM, get this call, he is crying and so upset as he did nothing wrong and could lose his take homes too. This is horrible, anyone know of what could cause this on the stick test? We are shocked and very upset. TY all for help.
Helpful Link to False Positve List
well your boyfriend is lying because i have had several screens while taking them and it didn't show up for myself!
The same exact thing hp happened to my boyfriend. He is on the clinic, it was his first month for his take homes and they took them away because he took a few of my neurontin and now he has a dirty urine for opiates. He is swearing to me he didn't touch any drugs and I know he's telling the truth. The only thing he took other than the methadone were the neurontin.
I took a neurontin bc I had a horrible migraine & my boyfriend is prescribed them. I took it bc they r supposedly non-narcotic. I get drug tested at my methadone clinic and it said I came back positive for opiates AND oxycontins! I havent touched opiates in over 10 yrs! So now they took my takehome bottles away & I did nothing wrong! Help!
I just took a drug test an tested positive for traces of alcohol. Please tell me the drug neurotin that I am taking can cause this. I need an excuse! Is there anyway that this could be caused by neurotin an not actually alcohol?
I was being treated with Gabapentin (generic neurontin) and Norco (hydrocodone) for a back injury sustained from a Motor Vehicle accident for less than three weeks. I was tested for other drug use, and I had not used anything other than what I was prescribed, and my urine came up positive for Benzos (Xanax, Valium)! I now am giong around in circles and jumping through hoops to keep my Professional Liscense! This happened less than two weeks ago. Hope you have better luck.
Thanks for your answer. What about positives for other types of drugs--benzos, amphetamines or opiates? Thanks again.
I got no results showing a positive for THC due to Neurontin.
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