Does Prozac Show Up As Benzodiazepine In A Urine Test?


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No, Prozac should not cause a false positive on a urine screening - but if you are still uncertain, then it may be worth taking your Prozac prescription to the test to notify the technician.

Is Prozac a benzodiazepine?
  • No, Prozac is not a benzodiazepine. It is a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) anti-depressant.
  • It artificially alters the chemical balance of the brain, which makes it more difficult for a person to experience the effects of depression.
  • It is also prescribed to help treat other psychological conditions such as anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
The standard urine screening test looks for ten substances in the urine, which include:

  • Amphetamines (which includes methamphetamine).
  • Barbiturates.
  • Benzodiazepines.
  • Cannabinoids (such as the active ingredient in marijuana- THC).
  • Cocaine.
  • Methadone.
  • Methaqualone.
  • Opiates (such as codeine, morphine, heroin, oxycodone and vicodin).
  • Phencyclidine (PCP).
  • Propoxyphene.
Prozac will not show up on a urine screening as a benzodiazepine, nor should it create other false positives on a urine test - as it is not chemically similar to any of the tested substances.

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