My short answer is that Zoloft and Wellbutrin shouldn't show up on any drug test, and shouldn't be a concern if they did. Drug tests look for specific drugs that people take to self medicate, such as marijuana, cocaine (and its metabolites), opiates, alcohol and benzodiazepines.
Unfortunately, Xanax is a benzodiazepine. If you have a prescription for it, you may want to tell them and show them a copy of your prescription before your drug test.
If you are concerned about the test, talk with your physician about your concerns and he may help you consider alternative treatments that won't pop on these tests.
I hope this helps,
Dr. Diana Walcutt
*Dr. Walcutt is a Psychologist, not a Psychiatrist. Psychiatrists prescribe medications. Psychologists study them, but most Psychologists are not authorized to prescribe meds or give you specific advice about them. Dr. Walcutt's answers are not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or mental disorder. Any information given in a post about medication is for educational purposes only, and primarily to aid you in having an informed discussion with your own Psychiatrist/Physician.
The main purpose of drug screenings for employemnt is to detect illicit drugs, not medicaitons that have been prescribed for you. When you take the test, they should ask you what medications you're taking. Be honest with the. Take your prescription bottles with you. As long as you disclose what you're taking, you shouldn't have a problem.
Please do not show anyone your prescriptions, as others have suggested, when you go for a drug screening. It is no one's business except yours and your doctor's. If the initial drug screen comes back with a false positive, you will be contacted by a medical doctor who will then ask you about prescriptions or other medications you are taking. This is important, this is your right to privacy, and only a licensed doctor can ask you about your medical history. If you are taking a medication that can produce false positives, a second test, which is much more sensitive and very accurate, will pinpoint the exact drug metabolites in your urine, and you will be cleared. But if you are taking a prescription drug that was not prescribed to you (they will call your pharmacist to verify), then you may still fail for that reason (depends on your employer).
well i found your question while wondering if welbutrin has any cross possitives in a drug test
and from what other people say is no
the xanax on the other hand is a benzo diazepine so it will show up
the standard 4 drug screen wich is what most people get test for substances:
amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and THC
the tester has the option of cirlcing additional substances like benzos, pcp, alcohol, methaqualone (ludes) and propanol
these additional tests cost more money to test for so the tester wont circle these unless they have a reasonable suspicion that you are taking these additional substances
now this is true for washington at least
im not sure if other states do different tests
but xanax should be fine on a drug screen
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