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A 46-year-old member asked:

I tested positive for benzodiazepines but don't taken them. what else could cause this?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
False positive: Sometimes taking certain other medications like zoloft (sertraline) (sertaline) or Daypro (oxaprozin) can cause a false positive urine drug screen for benzodiadepines. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2728940/.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Watch what you eat: As a corollary to Dr. Pappas's statement remember NOT to to put POPPYSEED dressing on a salad you may treat yourself to just before going in to do a drug screening test for your place of employment or local methadone clinic. Then, you have to convince people you're not on opiates!
Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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