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Possibility of combination of omeprazole, clonazepam showing a false-positive for temazepam or oxazepam in urine drug test?

Is it possible that a combination of proton-pump inhibitor ( omeprazole ) and clonazepam could show as a false-positive for temazepam or oxazepam in urine drug test. Both PPI and clonazepam are prescribed by a doctor, but child protection agency tested me and lab results gave positive results for substances that I haven t used and shouldn t be using. Please help!
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

There is a remote possibility of a false-positive result with any drug screen. Since clonazepam is a benzodiazepine medication, belonging to the same class as temazepam or oxazepam, it could be the reason for a false positive result.

If you are certain that you have not taken any other medication, then you can take up this issue with the authorities, with the help of a responsible adult. Since, you have been prescribed these medication by a doctor, you can inform the authorities about this and show them the prescription.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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