gabapentin 600mg is what i take and they said i failed for benzo what is benzo they tell me it is a nerve pill catagory and that it is not my gabapentin but it has to be i dont take any illegal drugs and it is for social services they wont let me have my kids back because of it i have to find out what this is
15 Feb 2011
Benzo is short for Benzodiazepine. These drugs are usually classified as anxiolytics (for anxiety) but some are used for muscle spasm and sleeping medications/sedatives. Some of the common Benzos are lorazepam (Ativan), alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride (Librium), Midazolam (Versed), flurazepam (Dalmane), and temazepam (Restoril). Have you had any diagnostic tests like a colonoscopy where they have sedated you? If so, you may want to find out what they used as a sedative because it may have been a benzodiazepine. If you can get the records you can prove to the court it was given legally for a procedure. Gabapentin is a completely different class and would not have shown as a benzo.
15 Feb 2011
Hi mrs braum, There's also a possibility of a false positive. Medications like zoloft have been shown to cause a false positive for BDP. The link below, are the results of a two year study on false positives for benzodiazepines. Of the 522 test subjects, 160 were false positives. Whenever humans are involved in the collection, chain of custody, mixing reagents, reviewing findings, etc, there is always the possibility of a false positive. Many labs are using outdated chemicals that also can result in false positives. I would request a new test and let them know any and all medications (OTC and prescribed) taken within the past 30 days.
15 Feb 2011
Had you had any alcohol at all & are on gabapentin or any other CNS depressants? Like Allergy meds, cold meds, sedatives, antihistamines, prescription pain meds, muscle relaxers, dental anesthetics? These over the counters meds can show as CNS depressants when taken or used at same time as Gabapentin by my USP Guide to Medicine, Hope this helps & let them know you have a prescription even if it takes a note from your doctor. Good luck to you...
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