12 May 2012
Hello shai88. Marvell is correct. I know this question is an old one, I did my best to come up with a sound logical answer, and not being a chemist, but do know the CNS families of drugs and I haven't a clue. Logic says no but yet postive tested for a benzodiazepine. Might be a substance that is used to create Zoloft/Sertraline is also used to make the benzodiazepines. Regards, pledge
13 May 2012
Hello shai88! This occurance is not unknown by the medical society. Sometimes an unexpectable chemical reaction can take place and it is possible for another drug to show up in the results of the test. This happened to me. My doctor met with me following a scheduled urine test I completed which is part of my drug/medication follow up. I have been taking Morphine Sulfate for years now. As required by the state, the doctors need to give random drug tests to assure that the patient is taking the correct medication and dosage. I t is also used to assess whether a patient is using other substances that are not prescribed for them. Well, my doctor asked me if I was taking Tramodol with my Morphine Sulfate. I was confused to why my doctor was asking me this question. I told him that I am not taking any other controlled substance or any other pain meds, only what he prescribes for me. Well, he called the lab at the hospital and spoke with a lab specialist.
The lab specialist and his supervisor reported that there have been instances where a different medication, other than the ones that are prescribed by the patient's doctor, have show up in drug screens. They stated that this medical change is being researched by the experts in that field. Following my drug ordeal, another patient's drug screen had done the same thing in my doctor's practice. Well, I am glad that there was someone who had knowledge of this in the lab at the hospital! I hope that this relieves some of your confusion. Take care of yourself! Sweetie Pie
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