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would azithromycin give a false positive for cocaine on a urine drug test?

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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. Azithromycin is in a different antibiotic structural class and is not known to produce this false positive result.
Answered on Feb 18, 2020
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: False positives have been reported with antibiotics especially the penicillin group.
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Good to know.
Aug 17, 2013

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