• leslie leslie
    September 17, 2008
    does zoloft xanax wellbutrin show up in a job drug test
    leslie leslie
    September 17, 2008

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  • Dr. Diana Walcutt
    Health Guide
    September 17, 2008
    Dr. Diana Walcutt
    Health Guide
    September 17, 2008

    Hi Leslie:

    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.

  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    September 21, 2008
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    September 21, 2008

    Leslie,

     

    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.

     

    Good luck,

    Teri


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  • a.vargas September 18, 2008
    a.vargas
    September 18, 2008

    yes

     

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  • cyberinfo September 18, 2008
    cyberinfo
    September 18, 2008

    Xanax shows up as a benzodiazepam

     

    Zoloft & Wellbutrin are NOT tested for.

     

    Allow 9-11 days for Xanax to get out of your system

    before a urinalysis.

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    • FalseInfoFinder
      September 27, 2010
      FalseInfoFinder
      September 27, 2010

      Xanax shows up as a benzodiazepam Zoloft & Wellbutrin are NOT tested for. Allow 9-11 days for Xanax to get out of your system before a urinalysis.

       

       

      ...Look for false answers like this, if they do not spell important words right, they do not know what they are talking about. It is not benzodiazepam, it is benzodiazepine!

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  • ginny November 25, 2008
    ginny
    November 25, 2008

    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).

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  • william September 23, 2008
    william
    September 23, 2008

    xanax

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  • grannykim50 September 22, 2008
    grannykim50
    September 22, 2008

    I believe xanax shows up but I'm not aware of anti-depressants showing up

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  • pegasus52 September 22, 2008
    pegasus52
    September 22, 2008

    yes

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  • Jerry September 18, 2008
    Jerry
    September 18, 2008

    yes

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  • ggsangelwings September 18, 2008
    ggsangelwings
    September 18, 2008

    ...also, Xanax is a medication that is more physically addictive than mentally; you "cannot just stop" this medication; you and your physician must decide how to ween your body off of it.

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  • ggsangelwings September 18, 2008
    ggsangelwings
    September 18, 2008

    ...if that is the kind of thing they are testing for; I believe if an employer has probable causethey can "drug" test you for anything; whether it is for illegal substance or perscription; some people do abuses perscription drugs...

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  • chris April 06, 2009
    chris
    April 06, 2009

    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

    However

    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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