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Can you give me some example of LEGAL  substances that will show up as  benzodiazepines on a urinary drug screen? Apparently the tests my Dr. uses must be very sensitive as last week I showed positive for THC and I am not, nor have ever been a marijuana user. Nor have I even been around anyone using it. I did use "Hemp" lotion however. I also tested pos for narcotics after eating seed bread with poppy seeds in it. Since  benzodiazepines are one of the only drugs left I have not tested positive for I would like to avoid any possibility of a positive result. Thank you so much.I appreciate your time and effort.

Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), antibiotics, the antidepressant  zoloft (sertraline), and Benadryl can cause false positives for benzodiazepines.  For a list of NSAIDs, which are drugs used to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, see the link below.  Common NSAIDs include Motrin (Ibuprofen) or Aleve (Naproxen), both over the counter.


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Nanaz Khosrowshahi


Being a pharmacist, I can answer questions on medications. This includes how drugs work in the body, drug interactions, drug side effects, warnings and precautions to take when using certain medications, dosage forms and strengths, management of overdosing, storage of medications, drug administration, contraindications, and drug indications. I am able to guide them on lab work that needs to be drawn and monitored while on certain medications. I am able to help patients save money when purchasing medications by directing them to cost-effective therapies. I am able to answer questions on federal laws governing pharmacy practice in the United States. I am unable to answer questions legally as if I am diagnosing the patient's disease or illness. For example, if a patient stated he had upper flank pain, I am unable to say he definitely has a urinary tract infection. However, I am able to direct the patient to the correct next step, which is to call his physician with such a side effect.


I have been a licensed pharmacist since 2007, holding licenses in CT and MA. I have a PHARM.D from an accelerated pharmacy school program. Currently, I work at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford, CT as a pharmacist. I am a well-rounded pharmacist, with experience in long-term care, IV home infusion, retail, hospital, and hospice. I serve as the pharmacy unit coordinator for Mass Dispensing Area #31 in CT, where I am called upon as a volunteer pharmacist in case of public emergencies, such as anthrax threats. I helped run the swine flu vaccine clinic in 2009. I am on the Editorial Advisory Board for Pharmacy Today, a publication of the American Pharmacists Association. My position on the board runs for three years. Every month I make suggestions and offer ideas that would help improve the magazine. I have undergone extra training to administer vaccines to patients, which is training that only a certain percentage of registered pharmacists in the country have.

American Pharmacists Association 2007

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA- PHARM.D 2007 University of California, Irvine- BA psychology 2001 cum laude

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