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If you receive a epidural during labor, will you test positive for barbiturates and benzodiazepines? Drug screen was taken after epidural was given! tested positive for barbiturates & benzodiazepines. I do not take any kind of perscription drugs and wasnt

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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Unless you received other i've medications, for placement of the epidural or during the procedure.

In brief: No

Unless you received other i've medications, for placement of the epidural or during the procedure.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Dr. Rita Agarwal
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics
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In brief: The

The medications typically used for an epidural while in labor are anesthetics such as bupivicaine, chloroprocaine, and lidocaine.
These are not in the barbituate or benzodiazepine families and would not show up on a drug test as such. Sometimes mothers are given a pain killer (narcotic) prior to or in the epidural which might show up on a drug test as an opioid, but that will be documented in the medical record. There are other medications that could have been given to you in the benzodiazepine or barbituate classes for various reasons, so the best thing to do is ask! if you have specific questions about the testing and whether any other prescribed medications could have shown up as barbituates or benzodiazepines in the drug screening, you should call your ob/gyne doctor.

In brief: The

The medications typically used for an epidural while in labor are anesthetics such as bupivicaine, chloroprocaine, and lidocaine.
These are not in the barbituate or benzodiazepine families and would not show up on a drug test as such. Sometimes mothers are given a pain killer (narcotic) prior to or in the epidural which might show up on a drug test as an opioid, but that will be documented in the medical record. There are other medications that could have been given to you in the benzodiazepine or barbituate classes for various reasons, so the best thing to do is ask! if you have specific questions about the testing and whether any other prescribed medications could have shown up as barbituates or benzodiazepines in the drug screening, you should call your ob/gyne doctor.
Dr. Laura McMullen
Dr. Laura McMullen
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