I took a drug test two months ago, I was prescribed Valium 5mg at the time. They sent it to the lab and the paperwork came back as Oxazepam. I am now being accused of lying to a probation officer and taking someone else's medication. I could go to prison over this mistake. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Why would diazepam show up as oxazepam on a urine drug screen?
Question posted by aligator4508 on 18 Sep 2013
Last updated on 27 March 2022 by 9782slim
File a lawsuit because it is illegal to enforce unless you signed paperwork agreeing to do so, go get another screen and if it doesn’t show up you have a case
that is ridiculous don't sweat it you're going nowhere in your house I'm not going to put in prison for something what is the same drug you were prescribed oxazepam is a breakdown Part of diazepam it's just another way your body metabolize. your prescription medication don't you worry about a thing that is ridiculous I swear I wouldn't even be worried and I am the biggest worrier in the world ok trust me nobody worries more than I do and I can feel your worry but don't you're fine
I have to be urine tested every single month because I am in a pain clinic and prescribed 4 Norco 10/325's per day. I also take Ativan generic Lorazapam. Anyway, one of my urinalysis came back with Valium and Klonepin in my system. This was ridiculous because my prescription is for Lorazapam and I take it as prescribed. It works, I don't need to take anything else nor would I. They almost threw me out of the pain clinic for this. I had to beg them to keep me. I was humiliated and treated horribly for several months after that. I even called the company that did the urinalysis and they couldn't offer me an explanation and I felt like I was lying even though I wasn't.
Hello aligator4508. Both drugs are from the benzodiazepine family and contain similar chemical compounds that will result in the reading and both are used for example to treat anxiety disorders. The difference between the two, is that Valium is long acting, Serax is short acting. Regards pledge
This is why people who do not know what they are doing shouldnt be screening people! In some people who take benzos, oxazepam is a metabolite. It is the way your body processes the drug! A medical officer should know this! Did they do a GC-MS (gas chromatography-mass spectometry) confirmation?
From US National Library of medicine:
Diazepam and its major metabolites, nordazepam, temazepam and oxazepam, The data obtained from actual determination of diazepam and its three metabolites, oxazepam, nordazepam and temazepam, in human urine after oral administration of diazepam, are also presented. (this is cut from some other info in the paragraph-I just wanted to show you that these ARE metabolites of diazepam (valium)
From Drugs and Human Performance Fact Sheet:
Molecular Interactions / Receptor Chemistry: Diazepam is demethylated to nordiazepam via P450 2C19 and 3A4; and 3-hydroxylation to temazepam and oxazepam occurs via P450 3A4. Potential inhibitors of 2C19 and 3A4 could decrease the rate of diazepam elimination if administered concurrently, while potential inducers of these isoenzymes could increase the rate of elimination.
You deserve a hair test before that happens. They are close but the lab should be able to tell the difference on urine.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.