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by cymrudenver cymrudenver (New) New

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I recently had a drug screen come back positive for Benzo's. I have script for Ativan that I occasionally take to help me go back to sleep I the early hours of the morning. One night iinadvertently took my Spouses Valium rather than my Ativan. I have been told I am no longer able to take the job I was being tested for and that my Nursing board ,Colorado , would be informed. What can I expect to happen? I am concerned as to what may happen due to my error

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Both drugs will are benzodiazapines.... so what is the problem?

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MomRN0913 specializes in ICU.

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Both drugs will are benzodiazapines.... so what is the problem?

That's exactly what i am thinking. Show them your script, there should be no problem......

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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Of course your urine screen was positive for benzodiazepines if you took valium or ativan but I don't see what the problem is. You have a valid prescription for ativan and a urine screen will be positive for "benzodiazepines". Valium and ativan will give the same result in a urine drug screen, there's no reason for anyone to know that you accidentally took your spouse's valium as opposed to your own ativan.

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Although both are Benzo's they produce different metabolites and the Dr was able to determine that it was DiazepamAs I don't have a Diazepam script that is why there is an issue

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