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Can Vistaril cause a false positive on a urine drug test, My

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Can Vistaril cause a false positive on a urine drug test for benzos
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Customer: My son was seen by a crisis center yesterday and benzos showed up in his urine drug test he is taking paxil and vistaril and said that he has not taken a benzos.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Drugdad replied 9 months ago.

Hi, thanks for the question. What other medications are you son taking apart from Vistaril and paxil. It is not the Vistaril that is likely to be causing the false positive but rather, it is the Paxil. False positive from SSRI's are well documented so talk to your doctor about it.

Expert:  Dr. Cooper replied 9 months ago.

Yes it does. I take 50 mg per night and i failed drug test for benzo a secondary test though shows the truth and should show you clear.

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Expert:  Dr. Cooper replied 9 months ago.

Vistaril is labeled as an antihistamine and as an hypnotic/sedative, it is also an antianxiety med. It may cause a false positive on a drug screening, I would advise the testing person that you are on this medicine so they can tell the difference in the drug screening. Hope this information helps some. Good luck.

Expert:  Dr. Cooper replied 9 months ago.

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