I've been taking mirtazapine for 2.5 months and was just curious and made a research on Google and found out that a lot of people who are taking mirtazapine have been getting positive results for benzo. I'm so worried that it'll cause me my job. Has anyone using them and got tested can answer? Thanks
Can mirtazapine cause false positive on urine test?
Question posted by Sercaned on 23 Dec 2020
Last updated on 16 December 2021 by C-boyle
It's possible. I am currently taking this medication and I got a false positive for amphetamines.
No, it's highly unlikely. Mirtazapine is not known for causing false positives although a few antidepressants do. If anything, because it's a tetracyclic and distantly related to the tricyclic antidepressants it could potentially show up as an amphetamine but it's never been reported.
PS, whenever you're required to take a urine test you'll be asked if you're taking any medications so that the results can be interpreted correctly.
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