Will Lorazepam Show Up In A Drug Test?


7 Answers

Amalia Syeda-Aguirre Profile
Lorazepam can be visible in some drug tests so it is vital that the clinic are informed that you are taking the drug and the reasons for taking it, as the drug is used for recreational purposes as well as those it was manufactured for.

Lorazepam is a drug that can be used for many symptoms. It has a number of effects and can be used for, amongst other things, sedation, hypnosis, muscle relaxation and amnesia. The drug is considered to be a short-acting drug; this means that is has therapeutic as well as adverse effects on patients. It is commonly used to assist with anxiety and insomnia, although the time it is prescribed is normally very short as it is highly addictive. It is also common for the drug to be used as a sleep-inducer in criminal situations.

The drug has many long-term side effects including over tolerance, withdrawal syndromes and impairment in cognition. Other effects include worsening of seizures in some patients and depression. Children are more sensitive to the effects of the drug and it is common to use it in the treatment if hip fractures in elderly people. The drug is best taken by mouth as it releases slowly into the nervous system and causes peak effects.

People with any of the following conditions should avoid Lorazepam completely:

- Allergies or hypersensitivity
- Sleep apnea
- Pregnancy
- Severe asthma
- Narrow-angle glaucoma

The drug is only available on prescription and should be classed as dangerous to anyone who uses it without a prescription. As stated above, it is vital if giving a drug test to inform the clinic that you are taking it.
Dioon Edule Profile
Dioon Edule answered
Yes, it's a Benzodiazapine and will certainly cause a positive result if they are testing for benzodiazapines, which is very much possible. However, it is important to note that not all drug tests check for this. The most common test, the NIDA-5 checks for Cannabis, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opiates, and PCP - it does not test for benzodiazapines. If you are able to find out what type of test you are being given, it might help give some peace of mind.
denise  goodwin Profile
denise goodwin answered
In a standard test no, but an extended test will show the drug.

  • In a standard test no,but an extended test can be used to detect the drug.
  • Hair tests can sometimes be used to determine when use occured and if it
    has been discontinued. Drugs, such as opiates (codeine, morphine,
    heroin) lay down on the hair shaft very tightly and are shown not to
    migrate along the shaft, thus, if a long segment of hair is available
    one can draw some "relative" conclusions about when the use occurred.
    These test are more expensive and not as often used.
HoNeY NOYB Profile
HoNeY NOYB answered
Lorazepam can show up in a urine test.
Tiffany Profile
Tiffany answered
Lorazepam is Ativan which is a Benzo. Most drug tests do have the Benzo band , so to answer you, Yes, it can show up if you are tested for such drug. Some tests will only test for Opiates, or some tests for anything and everything.. Good luck
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes, If youre getting the normal screen for THC, COC, AMPh, Benzos, and barbituates.
Thats the common panel. If you have an rx youre ok, if not = trouble

Answer Question