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Experience:  Clinical Geriatric Pharmacist; Pharmacy Practice Residency training with extensive knowledge in pharmacological treatment of diseases;Special interest in alternative remedies.
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Is it possible to test positive if the patient is on

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Customer: is it possible to test positive for benzoids if the patient is on methadone an antiseizure medication and an antidepressant
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: my son has tested positive for benzoids and swears he hasn't taken anything He will use Zanxe
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hi! What is the name of the seizure and antidepressant medicine your son is taking?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm really not sure
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can find out
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

No problem. Some antidepressants can cause a false positive for benzodiazepines on a drug screen. For example, Sertraline (Zoloft) has been shown to do this.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Kepra and effexor
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Keppra and Effexor have not been shown to cause a false positive for benzodiazepines.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm concerned with his behavior on these meds he just goes blank and mean and scary when he comes out of it he remembers nothing
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Keppra and Effexor both alter brain function and so this type of side effect is very possible.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He took my grandson in his car and totaled it this has been going on for years I am scared out of my mind because I don't know what causes this fuge
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry to hear that...it could be side effects of medication and/or something medical/neurological.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm at wk can't talk
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

I understand...if you have any follow-up questions later, please don't hesitate to return to this thread. I will be happy to answer them. Please don't forget a positive rating if you feel the information I provided answered your question:)

Thanks,

Dr.Bridget,PharmD,CGP

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just want know what is wrong with him
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry for the difficult situation your are in. As a parent, I am sure all you want for your son is good health and happiness. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know:)

Regards,

Dr.Bridget,PharmD,CGP

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hello...any more news on the false positive drug test?

Please don't forget a positive rating...thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 12 months ago.

Hi! How did everything turn out with the drug testing? Did your son end up having a repeat test done? My goal is excellent customer service so please let me know if there are any follow-up questions.

Please don't forget to leave a positive rating...thank you:)

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 11 months ago.

Hi! Just checking in to see how things are going with the drug testing?

Have I answered all of your questions to your satisfaction?

Please don't forget to leave a positive rating...thank you:)

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 11 months ago.

Hi! Just checking in to see how things are going with the drug testing?

Have I answered all of your questions to your satisfaction?

Please don't forget to leave a positive rating as this is how I get credit for helping you. Thank you:)

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 11 months ago.

Hi! Just checking in to see how things are going with the drug testing?

Please don't forget to leave a positive rating as this is how I get credit for helping you. Thank you:)

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 10 months ago.

Hi! Just checking in to see how things are going with the drug testing?

Please don't forget to leave a positive rating as this is how I get credit for helping you. Thank you:)