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Can Buspar cause false positive urine test for benzodiazepines?

asked Oct 28, 2012 by anonymous

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This is unlikely because Buspar (buspirone) has chemical structure that is dissimilar to bezodiazepines, so cross-reactivity is unlikely.

For more on cross-reactivity in teting for benzodiazepines, see http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/path_handbook/Appendix/Chem/cross_drugs.pdf
answered Oct 28, 2012 by bigbird (3,300 points)
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Actually buspar is a synthetic benzodiazepine, due to similarities in the chemical composition, buspar is known, has been known, and I have had this issue myself to come up positive for benzodiazepines despite the fact that it is not. A lot of SSRIs, and medications for anxiety disorders, that are prescribed for the main fact of issues with controlled substances unfortunately can cause false positive drug results for the drug that the patient is prescribed to help and prevent use of the drug due to addiction that they are being given the prescription for. For exampleTramadol can show up positive for opiates even though it's an opiod inhibitor.
answered Jul 15, 2013 by anonymous