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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Benzodiazepines Level (Definition)

Testing blood levels of benzodiazepines is not a routine or common clinical test. It is done by simply taking a blood sample and testing it in the lab. It is most commonly done in research studies. An example of clinical use would be when there is a discrepancy between the prescribed dosage and ...Read more


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Why would I test positive for benzos when I only take flexerill and atenenol?

Why would I test positive for benzos when I only take flexerill and atenenol?

Flexeril: (cyclobenzaprine) can sometime cause a "false positive result" ; however, these tests are quite specific. I suggest calling your lab and physician ...Read more

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Does trazadone test positive for benzos? I've seen on the Internet it can is this true

Does trazadone test positive for benzos? I've seen on the Internet it can is this true

UDS: Trazodone metabolite Meta chloro Phenylpiperazine may give false positive results for Amphetamines, but not Benzos. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old and have a fast metabolism, how long would I test positive for benzos if I took about. 5 mg every other day for 2-3 weeks.

I'm 19 years old and have a fast metabolism, how long would I test positive for benzos if I took about. 5 mg every other day for 2-3 weeks.

0.5 mg of what?: Each medication in this class has a different half life. It depends on which one you are taking. For instance Klonopin (clonazepam) has a fairly long half life. ...Read more

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My son takes supplements for working out and he drinks energy drinks and takes Aleve/Advil. What would cause him to test positive for benzos?

My son takes supplements for working out and he drinks energy drinks and takes Aleve/Advil. What would cause him to test positive for benzos?

Energy: Drinks and supplements have different unregulated chemicals and elements that may give a positive test especially if taking OTC sleep medication ...Read more

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Does anesthesia show up on a drug test as a benzo? My son had an upper GI & 6 hrs later had a drug test and it came back positive for benzos​.

Does anesthesia show up on a drug test as a benzo? My son had an upper GI & 6 hrs later had a drug test and it came back positive for benzos​.

Maybe: Sometimes the initial stage of anesthesia will include using benzodiazepines to prepare the patient quickly for insertion of the breathing tube. The inhaled "gas" is then used for the balance of the procedure. A check with the hospital records should document any drug used. ...Read more

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Can kava kava extract, valerian root or st. Johns wort cause a false positive for benzos on a hair follicle test?

Can kava kava extract, valerian root or st. Johns wort cause a false positive for benzos on a hair follicle test?

No, but: All these are a useless waste of money ; sometimes harmful. Why a hair follicle test? Collecting hairs for how long? There must be a special reason as this is not a routine test. ...Read more

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Hey how long would it take atarax hydroxyzine to get out of my system because it gives a false positive for benzos?

Hey how long would it take atarax hydroxyzine to get out of my system because it gives a false positive for benzos?

It depends: But if it is a false positive just ask for confirmatory testing which will come back negative. Atarax (hydroxyzine) doesn't routinely cause false positives in my experience. ...Read more

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I take a lot of Medication and was wondering if any of them would show up positive for Benzos? I took 2 UA's and both came back with a faint line for Benzos.

I take a lot of Medication and was wondering if any of them would show up positive for Benzos? I took 2 UA's and both came back with a faint line for Benzos.

Yes: Of course if you take benzos, that will show up positive on a urine test. However, there are other meds which can give a false positive reading too. If this is for employment or law enforcement, then they would do a confirmatory test to make sure exactly what substance is making it positive. ...Read more

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A Pre employment urine screen, does it differentiate between a xanax (alprazolam) or a Valium, or does it just show positive for benzos?

A Pre employment urine screen, does it differentiate between a xanax (alprazolam) or a Valium, or does it just show positive for benzos?

It depends: If the test is done on a rapid read cup it will only show for benzos. If it is sent to the labs for a confirmation they will test and break it down to the specific benzo like Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium and its metabolites. ...Read more

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How did I test positive for Soma (carisoprodol) when I don't take them?

How did I test positive for Soma (carisoprodol) when I don't take them?

Cross reactive: Soma (carisoprodol) metabolizes to a historical abuse chemical called Miltown, which is no longer on market, but may be picked up on drug screens. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: benzodiazepines level?

What is the definition or description of: benzodiazepines level?

Blood level: Testing blood levels of benzodiazepines is not a routine or common clinical test. It is done by simply taking a blood sample and testing it in the lab. It is most commonly done in research studies. An example of clinical use would be when there is a discrepancy between the prescribed dosage and the effect suggesting overuse. ...Read more

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Will Soma (carisoprodol) show up on a drug test?

Depends: On whether they test for it. In some areas where abuse of carisoprodol is common (and it is one of the drugs that are "pushed" in pill mills (together with alprazolam/xanax) along with opioids. On routine 7 or 10 panel tests that look for opiates, benzos, cocaine, amphetamine, marijuana, barbiturates, PCP etc) it is NOT tested for. It is, however, a highly abusable and dangerous drug. ...Read more

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Can Soma (carisoprodol) show up in a 6 panel drug test?

Can Soma (carisoprodol) show up in a 6 panel drug test?

Not likely: Soma (carisoprodol) is not specifically tested for. However, I wonder about the motivation of this question. Soma (carisoprodol) can be mis-used. Have a frank discussion with your doctor about it's proper use. Focus on getting help for your symptoms and not on obtaining a medication. You are in control of your health. Don't become dependent on a medication. ...Read more

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I took 2 zanaflex (tizanidine) last night I ran out of somas am I going to fail my urine test tomorrow?

Depends on the test: Do they test for soma (carisoprodol) now? That isn't in the standard panels but then, soma (carisoprodol) is only recently classed as a controlled substance. This sounds like you've been completely out of soma (carisoprodol) for 24 hrs or less. Varies with the individual but generally soma (carisoprodol) would still be in urine for at least 2 days. Don't overly flush the system with water/caffeine. ...Read more

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Isn't it true that Soma (carisoprodol) metabolizes into meprobamate (miltown) in your system, and well miltown show up as a benzo in a urine test?

Yes even not a benzo: Yes but its not a benzo its a carbamate and for some reason it shows up as a benzo on instant 12 pannel drug tests even though its not. Yes Soma (carisoprodol) metbolizes to Meprobamate (miltown in system. Miltown shous up as benzo although it is not a benzo--it will show up in urine. ...Read more

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Hi, my doctor has me on 7.5 mg Percocet, Carisoprodol and 10 mg zolpidem - but my urine toxicology tests keep coming back negative. Why could this be?

Hi, my doctor has me on 7.5 mg Percocet, Carisoprodol and 10 mg zolpidem - but my urine toxicology tests keep coming back negative. Why could this be?

Ask your doctor: If you are consistently taking your prescribed medications on schedule, the urine Tox screen should pick up, but if you are giving away or selling your drugs, the screen does reveal Diversion. Since this can get complex VERY fast, you'd best have a conversation with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is Soma (carisoprodol) used for?

Soma (carisoprodol): Muscle relaxant to treat painful musculoskeletal conditions. ...Read more

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How can you acquire Soma (carisoprodol)?

How can you acquire Soma (carisoprodol)?

Prescription only: Soma (carisoprodol) is used as a muscle relaxant and I cannot recommend it due to its metabolism to Miltown, a long discontinued drug of abuse. Consider an alternative. ...Read more

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What OTC med is like soma (carisoprodol)?

None: Soma (carisoprodol) is a rx medication used for acute painful musculoskeletal conditions in adults (and as a muscle relaxant) but can be addictive in many patients. Discuss with your dr about other alternatives for treating you. Otc nsaids may help your pain until you can make an appt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How much time do Soma (carisoprodol) stay in system?

12 hours: The half-life of Soma (carisoprodol) is approximately 2 hours. That's means the time it takes the blood to eliminate half of the drug is 2 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system.2*6/24= 0.5 days. ...Read more

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How many milligrams of Soma (carisoprodol) could cause an overdose?

How many milligrams of Soma (carisoprodol) could cause an overdose?

Varies: Really, based on size and weight, but usual dose is 350 mg every 8 hrs. More likely than not, some tolerance will occur if slow increase of dose, but likely significant side effects if sudden doubling of dosage. Would advise, that Soma (carisoprodol) metabolizes to miltown, a drug removed from market years ago, due to abuse potential and risk! Talk at length with your doctor regarding this product. ...Read more

Dr. George Rust
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Carisoprodol (Definition)

A mild prescription muscle relaxant which is modestly useful in managing minor musculoskeletal conditions, but often must be ...Read more


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Carisoprodol And Aspirin (Definition)

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