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Does Ativan and Valium show the same in a urine drug screen?


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Answered 2009-10-31 05:02:35

Valium (diazepam) and Ativan (lorazepam) will not show up as the same drug.

Valium undergoes extensive hepatic (liver) metabolism by CYP2C19, a component of an enzyme system. When it becomes metabolized several active metabolites form, primarily desmethyldiazepam (Nordazepam), oxazepam, and temazepam. These active metabolites are also benzodiazepine class drugs. Nordazepam is available in some countries, Oxazepam is best known as Serax and Serepax, and temazepam is a commonly used hypnotic best known as Restoril. 98.5% of diazepam is metabolized and on a negligible amount of diazpeam is excreted.


Unlike Valium, Ativan does not have any active metabolites because it does not under go any hepatic biotransformation. Due to this reason Ativan (and Serax) are most often used in people with significant liver damage because the liver does not have to "work" on Ativan.


When a drug test occurs Ativan will be positive if the test is positive for lorazepam. If any other benzodiazepines are found then another drug must have been taken. When Valium is tested for, diazepam and active metabolites (none are lorazepam) might be found.

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Valium (diazepam) is removed from the blood by the kidneys so a urine test (for that chemical) will be positive.


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Only if the test includes a benzodiazepine screen and you have taken Valium in the past 5 days or so.


Depends on what drug you took, for example benzodiazepines (Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Valium ect..) WILL show up on a basic drug screen. I recommend asking what they are testing for so then you know in advance, the basics include THC, Benzodiazepines, Opiates (percocets, heroin, morphine) and cocaine.


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