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Does gabapentin cause a false positive on a urine drug test

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
No, irrelevant: Gabapentin, a relatively new anticonvulsant compared to carbamazapine and phenytoin, differs from most other anticonvulsants because it has minimal dr ... Read More
Dr. Rick Barnett
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not Likely: It is unlikely that Neurontin (Gabapentin) will trigger a false positive urine test for drugs. However, if you are taking other medications then these ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
I think NONE: I am not aware of any herbal supplement that consistently causes a positive urine drug tests. Even poppy seeds which used to have false positives for ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Perhaps ephedra but: To the best of my knowledge herbal supplements will not cause a false positive on drug tests with the possible exception of ephedra sometimes showing ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Neurontin (gabapentin) is not screened for on the drug test. It can however be sedating and should only be taken as directed especially when taking me ... Read More
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Dr. Ilana Newman
25 years experience Palliative Care
Probably not: Gabapentin (Neurontin) is not part of standard urine drug tests for drugs of abuse.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What drug was tested: Hep C per se should not give a false positive drug test, however, it begs the question, how did you get Hep C? Were you abusing intravenous drugs? If ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Allegra: Allegra won't alter your urine drug screen. Perhaps Allegra-D that has a decongestant in it may. Typically it may linger in your urine for 4-5 days.
A male asked:
Dr. Chris Sadeh
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
There are: accounts that it could show up as a false positive for cocaine on an immunoassay urine drug screen. However, you could request a GC/MS to be perfor ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It's an interesting and often helpful herbal. Best wishes.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Myths: No. Not in any way would having diabetes cause a false positive or negative on a drug screening process for cocaine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
36 years experience Psychiatry
Not a problem: Generally members of the penicillin family of antibiotics and especially Amoxicillin may falsely produce a urine drug test positive for cocaine. Azith ... Read More
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