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Can ambien and zoloft cause positive urine test for benzodiazepines?

Wanting to know if Ambien or Zoloft can cause you to test positive for benzo's?
asked Oct 25, 2012 by anonymous
edited Oct 26, 2012 by bigbird

1 Answer

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Generally, no.  Due to structural differences, Ambien (zolpidem) and Zoloft (sertraline) have no or minimal cross-reaction with benzodiazepines in typical drug tests.

See http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/path_handbook/Appendix/Chem/cross_drugs.pdf
answered Oct 26, 2012 by bigbird (3,300 points)
reshown Sep 29, 2014 by admin