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Do antidepressants show or can they be detected in blood or

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Do antidepressants show or can they be detected in blood or urine.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Kerry replied 11 years ago.

If a specific test is done to check for them, they can be tested. They are not part of a usual drug screen however. That said, even if they show up, if you have a prescription from a doctor to take them, there is no worries.


Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Kerry's Post: I am randomly tested for illegal drugs, and have blood tests every so often. I am wanting to know if my blood will show any indications or if you've ever heard of it showing up in a drug screem. The drug in question is lexapro.
Expert:  Kerry replied 11 years ago.

Lexapro is a legal drug IF you have a doctors order to take it. It is not considered a drug of abuse potential.

So, most likely it isn't being tested for.


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