Is Zoloft (sertraline) a benzodiazepine?

No, it isn't. Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) is one of the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. It works primarily by increasing serotonin. Benzodiazapines on the other hand, enhance effect of gama-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

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Hi yes I take Zoloft (sertraline) 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...

What is safer for long term use and short term for all types of anxiety, benzodiazepines, paxil, zoloft, lexapro, buspar, (buspirone) 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 (buspirone) is very safe for long-term use. Read more...