False Positive For Benzodiazepines (Page 14)

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Eric Says:


I have been testing positive for benzos and i cant figure out why. I have been taking suboxone & Ondansetron & promethazine. Thats it. If i fail another drug test, then my doctor is gonna kick me out. If anybody knows of any common substances, prescription or over the counter medications please inform me. Thanks



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DSS Says:

Re: Lia P (# 254)

The fda knows this already. They are well aware of the many drugs that can cause false positives during a simple uds. I do not know what you expect the FDA to do about this, other than put it online, which it probably already is. Anyway, urine is the most common sample type used for drug testing by employers. A urinalysis will show the presence of a drug in the system after the drug effects have worn off; however, the length of time varies by drug. Typical urine drug tests for employment purposes may screen for amphetamines or methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates like oxycodone or heroin, but cannot differentiate ALL drugs, therefore they can often show false positives. For way more specific testing in this case, there is a massive amount of literature on this subject freely available online. Just ask google and you will get a ton of information on false positives etc. Sadly, urine drug screening tests are very simple. They are usually a 5 or 9 drug screen thing which is dipped in the urine and shows the most commonly abused type of drugs. In case of important situations, ie keeping your job or staying out of prison, demand a more specific test. The immunoassay or urine test is performed first and is often used as a screening method. If the immunoassay is negative, no further action is required, and the results are reported as negative. If the sample is positive, an additional confirmatory GC-MS analysis is performed. The more specific GC/MS, (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry) is used as a confirmatory test to identify individual drug substances or metabolites and quantify the amount of the substance. Confirmatory tests, such as GC-MS should be utilized prior to reporting positive drug test results. If your company or parole officer or whoever is testing you, will not pay for this test, I think in some cases, like listed above, make it well worth paying for the extra cost yourself. I should think that if you are vindicated, I should think restitution would be likely. If not sue them. I would. Hope this helps.

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Lia P Says:
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Re: DSS (# 261)

Thankyou for your information. However, I went over this problem with two separate doctors and a pharmacist, Not One of them were aware or had even heard of this happening. Even they did a thorough web search and could find nothing to substantiate my clams. my sole purpose for informing the FDA was in the hopes of helping anyone that ran into this problem/situation, Because I was not aware that the FDA already knew of this. And if its so widely known, It stuns me that no doctor or pharmacist knew that this could happen. Btw. After having many urine test done and failing every one for Benzos, And insisting that I had not taken any type of Benzos, They suggested a blood test SPECIFICALLY for Benzos, And I failed that also. But I hope this becomes more widely known and that doctors become more aware, So that others do not have to face the same frustrations that I did. Again Thankyou for your comment and interest.It was helpful and informative.

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Unhappy Says:

Re: Chip (# 13)

I'm also coming up positive for benzo and only been taking Benadryl and unison for sleep which I was told by the same doc that's seeing benzo in my urine . I don't take anything else but that . But no one will believe me ??

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Re: Emmymom (# 142)

Not even close. Clonidine is used for the treatment of blood pressure as well as for the diagnosis of “ODD” in young children and adolescents. Clonazepam is the real name for klonopin, which is a benzodiazepine. It is also an anti-convulsant used for the treatment of seizures. Little one sentence statements such as yours is false and could affect someone’s job life with legal issues monumentally. I strongly suggest doing your homework prior to writing posts that are simply false. Not looking to make you feel bad, just thinking it would be of great help to this site if our replies were factual in nature.

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Kim Says:
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Re: bigmike26 (# 2)

You should not be taking traz and remeron that is too much. These medications are excessive. The 12 steps will help replace some of those drugs.

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Re: Raven (# 4)

Jesus...forget about false test results....don't die taking ALL that bulls***!

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Re: DSS (# 261)

Regarding your reply on Feb. 5th, to my post. First, I want to thank you again for taking your time to respond. As you could probably tell I was extremely excited to read your reply and pass the message along to my Dr. However, the excitement didn't last long. My doctor informed me on my second visit after telling her this that she has spoken with another Dr (that she considers) very knowledgeable on this subject and he assured her there is absolutely no way, under any condition a false positive could occur with Celexa, or another drug in that class. Now I'm devastated because Celexa is the only antidepressant that has ever helped my depression to date. The Dr saw that I passed my udt when I went off it, once back on it benzos showed up again. I can't understand why she refuses to believe me, unless she's lied to so often she doesn't trust anyone. So I am reaching out to you for help. I want more than anything to show her, and her Dr friend that this is possible. I need that medication. I have a young son that needs his mother whole. You do seem to have the information I need. I'm wondering if you know of a site with FDA letterhead on it stating this fact? The doctor wants nothing to do with the "common persons" conversations. If you don't know a site, do you think if I requested it the FDA would send me that info? I'm sure you are far more educated on this topic than I, and I hope my questions don't seem too silly to you. I'm just a mom wanting to get better. Thank you in advance for reading this, and for any help you can offer.

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Lorri Says:
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I just tested false positive for benzodiazepines. I take seroquel, celexa, promethazine, benadryl and clonidine. Will any of these meds make that happen?

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Re: arrow (# 89)

I guess you weren't b****ing when you were getting prescribed meds. Take it like a man and don't f*** it up for the rest of us.

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Re: Puzzled stuff (# 16)

I know your pain. I have had false positives/faint lines for benzodiazepines lately even though I haven't taken them. I even have a prescription for them and don't take them. I am struggling with it because I was an addict who is now sober. Legally no one can touch me because of my prescription but I have something to prove. False positives are bulls***.

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Susan Says:
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I was administered Twilight Sleep IV sedation during an injection of steroids for carpel tunnel syndrome. Can these drugs cause a false positive for Klonopin?

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Grady Says:
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I tested positive for benzos two times and have not even seen any. I took some Chlorpheniramine and some AGO Urinary Pain Relief. Could either of these cause a false positive?

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Kakalina Says:
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I keep showing up positive for benzos. I take a Wellbutrin, Lexapro and a blood pressure medication. My doctor is going to discontinue giving me my Vicodin due to the U/A showing benzos!! Please help!! Can Lexapro test positive for a benzo in urine drug tests?

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Also confused Says:

Re: Verwon (# 9)


Regardless of metabolism, levels should never go UP unless more of the medication is being ingested. If she last took it 6 weeks ago, levels should be comparable within the first few days but then should start to decrease. Unless, of course, she's still using, which clearly is the case.

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Re: 8E77Y800P (# 10)

I failed a UA the other day for Benzos and kept telling doc I take Trazodone and read that may cause a false positive for Benzos. He said its not on any list for causing that to come back positive. Do you know of anyway to prove what you said about some people metabolize Trazodone to show as Benzos? Any help would be great,im sick of being looked at like a liar. I'd love to stick it in his face!
thx

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Gigi Says:
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I've taken naproxen and chantix out from my normal medications and took a home urine test and 2 of them showed up positive for benzodiazepines. Is this possible? What can cause this false positive?

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Jonny Says:
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I was just in a work-related accident and standard procedure is to take a urine test. This test came back positive for benzos but the only thing that I have ever taken is an albuterol inhaler, a ventolin inhaler and Flonase for sinuses. What can cause a false positive for benzos?

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Princess Says:
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I have taken 2 drug (UA) tests for the conditions of my bond / release from jail. My last 2 tests have came back positive for Benzo's and I haven't used any street drugs, narcotics, or medications not prescribed to me. I currently take Clonidine, Cymbalta, Gabapentin, & Hydroxychloroquine. Is it possible for any of these to give me a false positive? My freedom is at stake.

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