Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions

  • drug screen (4)
  • effexor (1)
  • minnesota (1)
  • pristiq (3)
  • Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

    We report a likely false-positive phencyclidine (PCP) result detected with a urine drug screen (UDS) (Medtox, St Paul, Minnesota, USA) in the setting of therapeutic desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) use. Desvenlafaxine (O-desmethylvenlafaxine) is the active metabolite of venlafaxine (Effexor). Prior reports have confirmed venlafaxine use resulting in a false-positive for PCP on a UDS. However, there has been a paucity of reporting of commercially available desvenlafaxine formulations (Pristiq, Khedezla) resulting in false-positives for PCP on a UDS. © BMJ Publishing Group Ltd (unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.


    T Michael Farley, Emily N Anderson, Jade N Feller. False-positive phencyclidine (PCP) on urine drug screen attributed to desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) use. BMJ case reports. 2017 Nov 23;2017

    PMID: 29170178

    View Full Text