Does effexor give positive urine samples? And if so what drug does it come up positive for
Effexor is not a controlled substance. Most drug screens test for only controlled drugs. Effexor (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Some pain management docs will screen for antidepressants and it would come up positive for SSNRI. Most entities doing drug testing are only concerned with controlled drugs, however.
Effexor XR can trigger a false positive for PCP and/or amphetamines on drug tests because of the way your body metabolizes it.
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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