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Is Zoloft A Benzodiazepine
Hi yes I take Zoloft and I was wondering if it would show up as benzodiazepines in a hair follicle test the way it would in a urinalysis?
Yes it will: If you are taking sertraline (Zolof) about one third of time will give false positive for benzodiazepines You should be truthful for job drug screening , if Rx ed medication , your condition will not hinder the job performance a note from your doctor is enough , and be truthful in your application. ...Read more
I have a friend who is getting a new job and is worried because she takes the medication Zoloft and we have readt that it can show up in a urinalysis as a benzodiazepines but she has her prescription for the zoloft so she can show the nurse
What is safer for long term use and short term for all types of anxiety, benzodiazepines, paxil, zoloft, lexapro, buspar, or marijuana(used correctly)?
Not benzo's.: Hello - long term use of benzodiazapines can lead to tolerance. Marijuana can cause marked psychiatric problems in some people including anxiety, psychosis & paranoia. Paxil can be used long -term but most of my patients have experienced more side effects with it then from Lexapro & zoloft. I see you are on Lexapro -it has an excellent side effect profile. Buspar is very safe for long-term use. ...Read more
Possible: It is possible and there is some data to support: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2728940/#__ffn_sectitle This could be a class effect with that class of drugs. Always talk to your doctor for anything medical. ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stil can't find any add ons for Zoloft 200mg a day here in australia. I have a bizy day everyday looking after my disabled son which has hydrocaphelu?
Some need more : Many patients require doses of sertraline greater than 200 mg per day to attain remission from depression and anxiety. Antidepressants with other mechanisms of action can also be added to sertraline in non-responders. These include bupropion and mirtazepine. Other agents such as benzodiazepines may be helpful. ...Read more
No problem, but….: The active chemical of Kava Kava is a minor tranquilizer. Sertraline can help people with anxiety related to phobias, panic disorder, OCD, depression and generalized anxiety. The way these two substances work is different, as Sertraline is a Serotonine reuptake inhibitort. A combination of KK would be similar to Alprazolam or other benzodiazepine. Ask your PCP to find out if this could be OK. ...Read more
I am taking 50 mg of Zoloft and was just prescribed 0.5 mg of xanax. Are those OK to take together like that?
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