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Does Seroquel make you test positive for benzos on a drug test?

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Damaster406 19 April 2022

In short, YES it will.
For a slightly more technical explaination read on. Looking at the chemical name on Wikipedia. It is a benzoTHIAZAPINE, so it's chemical structure is similar enough to a benzoDIAzepine, the drugs they are screening for. So yes it will definitely pop positive in one of those dip stick/instant cup tests. It would be proven a false positive if sent for gc/ms confirmation.
Those instant tests are infamously unreliable, as they will react with hundreds of other meds and substances that we put ub5o our bodies on a regular basis.
Please be informed. Don't let anyone make your life hard for a false positive. Fight it tooth and nail to be sent off fo4 confirmation. The public tends to think these are foolproof. I can only hang my head in frustration at the mass ignorance which has sent many a good person to jail, cost them a good job, or even a doctor and/or medication they really needed.
Please inform those you care about. Don't let these types of things go unheard.

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WildcatVet 19 April 2022

Absolutely!
The simplest way to proceed is to take your prescription bottle with you to the testing site and inform them that you are taking the medication. The same applies to any prescription medication unless you've done the research to know that there won't be a cross positive.
Wildcat

WildcatVet 30 March 2021

"Quetiapine (Seroquel) is an atypical antidepressant drug used to treat bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia. Your drug test may show up positive for benzodiazepines, methadone, or opiates if you are taking quetiapine."
Wildcat

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as51367 30 March 2021

In 2012 was on Seroquel and tested positive for Oxazepam. I had never heard of it before.

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Ashnd 13 Aug 2019

Yes it will i go see a doctor every week and get drug tested every single time i go im on seroquel and ive failed for benzos. After the lab results came back he told me the seroquel caused the false positive and said that yes i can .

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Mkcity 7 Feb 2019

I just melted a cup for benzos and all I take is Seroquel, Aleve and a multivitamin.

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Joet1998 6 Feb 2019

I had a drug test done today. I’m currently on quetiapine (Seroquel) and it gave false positives for Ketamine and benzodiazepines.

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Joyw6 3 May 2018

I was only on Seroquel and it showed up on mine. It tested positive under Oxazepam which I've never even heard of that I know is a benzodiazepine.

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Cactus Naomi 4 March 2018

I recently had a false positive for benzos. I take very few medications including Benadryl and melatonin and sometimes Seroquel to sleep at night.
Other meds; Ibuprofen, Tylenol. It had to have been the Seroquel. I have read in other forums where it says it can cause a false positive for benzos and PCP. I am 99%certain it was the Seroquel, because I am 100% I didn't take a benzo because they have an adverse effect on me.

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Lemons811 17 April 2013

I was on seroquel a few years ago and failed for benzos. I was on no other medication.

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Inactive 27 Feb 2012

Hello. No. The two are from two totally different drug families. Take either drug(s) only if perscribed. They can interact with negative, side effects. Best of wishes,pledge

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Inactive 14 Oct 2011

No, seroquel (quetiapine) will not.

Here is a list of meds which can cause a false positive:

https://www.drugs.com/article/false-positive-drug-tests.html

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jlopez9999 7 Oct 2016

no!! never

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