I had a drug test today I tested positive for benzos and have not taken any I am on seraqual and that's it I did take Benadryl and Advil pm could that cause a false positive?
I am on pain management due to chronic pain. I was assaulted upon arriving at my work place. I am tested on a regular basis by a certified lab. I always come up clean. This time my employer sent me for a "random" drug test. This is a worker's comp. case. Came up positive for benzos. They will not accept my explaination of a false positive. I take sertraline,loratadine, benydrl, advil and drink a lot of herbal tea. Plus pain meds,bp meds, thyroid meds busiprone , diazepam, thyroid meds and others occasionally. Do I have the right to demand a retest by my pain doctor, who knows I am clean. I cost the company money because my pain treatment has been going on for 5 years. I want my work record cleared and do not wish to be suspended or fired. I like my job..I am going crazy!!!!
Not sure about the benedrill but I heard energy drinks like Monster can give a false positive for benzos. My friend's now decease boyfriend (drug reasons) was in drug court and was actually keeping clean at that time. He had drank a Monster energy drink that morning. It came up as benzos in his system. Caused a mess obviously. Unfortunately the guy fell from his sobriety and overdoed. I hope this helps.
I have almost the same problem ! I am in a suboxone clinic and test each month. I came up positive for benzo's - Ativan . I have not ever taken an Ativan . I am 6months clean and was really feeling good about my sobriety ! But when Dr told me I was positive for Lorazepam-Ativan, I was so upset ! I talked to him and told him I haven't ever taken Ativan, but of course he didn't believe me ! He said the lab that it was sent out is 100% accurate. Then I started crying because I have been so good and I had no idea that I would be testing positive for Ativan ! I have moved 3 steps forward and 6 steps back ! I am prescribed Seroquel, Cymbalta, requip, primidone,levothyroid, vistaril, mysoline, coreg,lantus, glucavance, zanaflex,, Benadryl, Requip patches, I have Parkinson's and some of these are seizure meds. The dr said he was worried about me because while on suboxone if you take and benzo's you can die of respiratory failure . Please help me anybody ! I have been very strict with my meds and HAVE NOT TAKEN ANY BENZO'S !!!! Do you know if any of these meds would cause a false/positive reading ? I will be kicked out next month if my test shows positive again. But maybe, that would be a good thing ! Has anyone experienced the same ? I have worked so damn hard for 6 months and this is like getting kicked in the gut and left to die ! Thanks any info on my meds causing a false/positive !
Diazapam is a benzo. If you have a prescription for it your fine
Possibly Related Threads:
false positive on drug test for benzodiazepines what can cause this My son is taking aleve, ibuprofen, sertraline and has tested positive for benzodiazepines. He just started on trazadone ... 14 replies
What Can Cause False Positive Benzodiazepines I am currently prescribed 60mg Fluoxetine, 20 mg Abilify and 10mg Zolpidem, along with 15mg Mirtazapine. I have tested p... 38 replies
Can trazodone cause false positive for benzodiazepines or Zo Yes I was on suboxone, for seven months. My doctor drug tested me three times back to back. She kept saying I was positi... 3 replies
can trazodone cause false positive for benzodiazepines My daughter got out of jail for probation vialation and while she was there she was put on Trazodone ... The day after s... 3 replies
False Positive for Benzodiazepines I have been testing positive for benzos and i cant figure out why. I have been taking suboxone & Ondansetron & p... 203 replies
False positives for Benzodiazepines on drug screens Can Clonidine, Baclofen, Seroquel or Prozac make you test positive for Benxodiazepines on av drug screen? ## please help... 15 replies
False Positive for medication Benzodiazepines Does anyone have a list of the medications that can cause false positives? I take quite a few meds and my probation offi... 31 replies
False Positive For Opiates with Benzodiazepines I took kolonopin and the day after my urine analysis came back as posotive for opiates ## Klonopin and the other Benzodi... 4 replies
False Positive Drug Test for Benzodiazepines I have been taking 20mg Fluoxetine and 15mg of Mirtazapine daily. I have entered a drug study for depression and keep sh... 13 replies
False Positive On Drug Test For Benzodiazepines Hi, I enrolled into the methadone clinic about 4 months ago, due to the dependence I had on opiates. since starting the ... 15 replies