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Atripla and T H C
Feb 27, 2013

Ive been on Atripla for about 1yr 6months, I read an article that it can cause a drug test to test positive for THC, is it the same as smoking pot, or is there a different level that would show up in the test ?

Response from Dr. Henry

The efavirenz in Atripla has been reported to case false positive tests for marijuana for some but not all (there is a test that can distinguish between the two) of the standard drug testing lab test procedures. Efavirenz can also cause a false positive for the benzodiazepine class of drugs. I have written letter for patients explaining the situation when the issue has come up. KH



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