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Old 04-02-2008, 06:00 AM   #1
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Will Paxil Show up on drug test?

I know everyone is going to tell me to bring in the prescription but that is not an option so I am asking this question. I have to take a ten panel urine drug screen and was wondering if Paxil will show up as either itself or a false positive?
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:34 AM   #2
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Re: Will Paxil Show up on drug test?

i haven't heard of that before. Maybe others will know something. Don't eat anything like muffins with poppy seeds a few days prior though. That will give a false positive for opiates and if they see it and deny you they won't say why.
http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/poppyseed.asp
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:46 AM   #3
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Re: Will Paxil Show up on drug test?

I know they don't usually test for ssri's.. but I can't run the risk and don't want employer to know my business despite equal rights and disabilities law. Any lab workers out there?
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:15 AM   #4
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Re: Will Paxil Show up on drug test?

I wouldn't worry at all. I have been drug-tested while on Paxil. No problem. Normally what they test for is "illegal" stuff...pot, coccaine, what not. Don't worry about the Paxil. Really.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:28 AM   #5
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I wouldn't worry at all. I have been drug-tested while on Paxil. No problem. Normally what they test for is "illegal" stuff...pot, coccaine, what not. Don't worry about the Paxil. Really.
Thanks, did you tell them?
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:53 AM   #6
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Thanks, did you tell them?
NO, I didn't tell them...none of their business.

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Old 04-02-2008, 09:07 AM   #7
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Re: Will Paxil Show up on drug test?

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I know they don't usually test for ssri's.. but I can't run the risk and don't want employer to know my business despite equal rights and disabilities law. Any lab workers out there?
Not a lab worker but we do plenty of drug testing here. No, companies do not test for anything other than illegal drug substances. There are HIPPA laws in place that prevent anything like that from happening.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:14 AM   #8
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Re: Will Paxil Show up on drug test?

I know the test I will take tests for Tricyclics... Paxil is an ssri so it shouldn't show, correct? Can people abuse TCA's? Also, any slight chance paxil will show as a false positive for something else? If it did show as a false positive, could they then go and check exactly what was taken? Sorry to be so uptight, but I CANNOT chance it being found, but I need it bad!!! HELPPPPPP!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:18 AM   #9
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Re: Will Paxil Show up on drug test?

Nope, no chance of it showing up as something else. The only thing they're looking for, or even care about, are illegal.

When we get the results back for our tests, the ONLY thing that shows up negative, or positive, illegal drugs. Nothing else shows up, or even matters.

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Old 04-02-2008, 09:21 AM   #10
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But half of the tested drugs aren't "illegal" TCA's are therapeutic not abused!
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:30 AM   #11
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Re: Will Paxil Show up on drug test?

Jack, I don't know what else to say to convince you.

Here's the deal, if you have to take the test, then you have to take it and find out for yourself.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:30 AM   #12
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Why would they test for TCAs and other legal drugs?

Like LC said -- seems like HIPPA would keep them from testing potential employees for anything that has no street value.

Testing for benzos would be pushing it... but any antidepressant TCA or otherwise -- that seems wrong and like csnyder002 said, "none of their business"!!!

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Old 04-02-2008, 09:39 AM   #13
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Most drug screens are "substance abuse panels" I just looked up Quest diagnostics and they include tricyclics in their 10 panel screen. SSRI's I hope ok.. Don't they just test for specific byproducts?
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:40 AM   #14
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Paxil shouldn't. Some Drug testing places have you list any prescriptions you are on. But I've done both hair and urine and still passed.
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^ yeah that! I've been drug tested for work on paxil as well. I passed just fine and didn't disclose my medications.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:39 AM   #16
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Thanks....Great news!
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:09 AM   #17
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Well if they don't ask you what medications you are currently taking then you have no worries. Its privacy...ur medications is ur business. They only test for illegal stuff as far as i know
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:06 PM   #18
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Hi Jack,

So what if they do show, this drug is a legal prescription drug, and anyway none of anyone's business, go have your tests you will BE fine, don't worry.

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Re: Will Paxil Show up on drug test?

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I wouldn't worry at all. I have been drug-tested while on Paxil. No problem. Normally what they test for is "illegal" stuff...pot, coccaine, what not. Don't worry about the Paxil. Really.
This is true. I too have taken employment drug tests while on either Prozac or Paxil, NO problem. Don't worry. They are testing only for illegal drug substances.
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