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Detecting fluoxetine in urine sample - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi . can fluoxetine 20 mg be detected in a urine sample??
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   yes it can be detected in urine sample
User :   Is it just serotonem??
User :   I am in the airforce and do not want to fail the drugs test
Doctor :   do the urine test they do also check for the fluoxetin specifically ?
User :   I don't know. They are more concerned with illegal drugs..marjuana,cocaine and so on
Doctor :   this is the serotonin re uptake inhibitor
User :   I have been very low and now taking Fluotetine
Doctor :   for 1 to 3 days after taking the dose it can be detected
User :   Ok thanks...they test unannounced so I have no way of planning!!
Doctor :   if the drug is been taken as per the prescription of the doctor than you need not worry
User :   do they have to specifically test for fluoxetine to detect it??
Doctor :   yes they have to test specifically
User :   Ok thanks..that has been a great help..I have been prescribed but not by a service doctor as I do not want to affect my career....
Doctor :   usually it will not
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   thanks..have a nice day!
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