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A 25-year-old female asked:

Does gabapentin cause a false positive on a urine drug test?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
No, irrelevant: Gabapentin, a relatively new anticonvulsant compared to carbamazapine and phenytoin, differs from most other anticonvulsants because it has minimal drug interaction potential and is not metabolized in humans.
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Dr. Rick Barnett
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
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 medication may alone or in combination with Neurontin trigger a positive urine screen. Also, poppy seeds and other foods, fermented or otherwise may result in positive screen. Here's a reference: http://dig.pharm.uic.edu/faq/2011/Feb/faq1.aspx
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