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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why do i keep testing positive for benzodiazepines if i'm not taking them?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
False positive BZ?: Some reported with few Antibiotics, Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Zoloft.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
DRUG TESTING: If you go for a drug test they will test for some common drugs of abuse and benzodiazepines are in that category. They will accept a positive if you have a legitimate doctor's prescription. So for instance you should not test positive for Valium if you are not prescribed Valium. That would be a violation.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What do I do if i keep testing positive for benzodiazepines?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Benjamin Solomon
38 years experience
Stop Taking/Testing: The way to stop testing positive for beenzodiazepines is either to stop taking them altogether or to to stop taking the drug test. Most benzos have detection periods of days to weeks in the blood or urine.
Last updated Oct 23, 2020


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