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What Causes False Positive For Fluoxetine In A Drug Test?

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Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Question: Hello I needed 2 know what kind of over the counter or pres.drugs could cause a false positive on a drug test? Can Flouroxitine cause a false positive.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes fluoxetine can cause false positive

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Antihistamines as over the counter medication can cause false positive test for amphetamines and opioids.

Similarly fluoxetine can cause false positive test for amphetamines and LSD.

I hope this answers you.
Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions.
Thanks and regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar (12 minutes later)
So if someone went to the doctor and did a drug test and they had taken a Fluoxitine a few hours before it could cause a false positive for amphetamines? Also does it say amphetamines or methamphetamines on the drug test? So if someone went to take a test and they had taken a fluoxetine a few hours before hand it could cause a false positive for amphetamines? Also on a drug test does it say amphetamines or methamphetamines as the drug they are test for?
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
False positive is possible for both with fluoxetine

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for follow up.

False positive test from fluoxetine can result for both amphetamines and methamphetamines. So the result can be positive for either of these or positive for both.

I hope this helps you further.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes False Positive For Fluoxetine In A Drug Test?

Brief Answer: Yes fluoxetine can cause false positive Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using Healthcaremagic. I read your query and understand your concerns. Antihistamines as over the counter medication can cause false positive test for amphetamines and opioids. Similarly fluoxetine can cause false positive test for amphetamines and LSD. I hope this answers you. Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions. Thanks and regards.