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    false positve on drug screen
    dlpollard posted:
    i keep failing drug screens and havent used! can phenergan or remeron cause these?
    Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi dlpollard,

    I am so sorry to hear about your false positives and wanted to share this WebMD Drug Tests Often Trigger False Positives Overview with you. According to the article, "Cold medications , the antidepressant Wellbutrin , and tricyclic antidepressants can trigger false-positive results on tests for amphetamines , according to the review, and the antidepressant Zoloft and the painkiller Daypro can show up as a benzodiazepine problem."

    Please read the article to get a better understanding of the various foods and medications that may be affecting your own situation and speak with whomever is administering these tests about your concerns. Here is also some information on Remeron , Phenergan and the Drugs to Treat Depression article/chart for more information to possibly help understand your situation and find a resolution.

    Wishing you the very best!
    Amelia (filling in for the wonderful Caprice)
    Betty Ford Center
    Anthony Tornay, MD responded:
    All preliminary positive screens should be checked with a confirmation test at a reference laboratory. The lab we use does not list any known problem with the drugs you mentioned.

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