What does TCA stand for on a urine drug test?

This test is used to check a sample of blood or urine for tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Healthcare providers prescribe these medicines for depression and a number of other problems.

Considering this, what drugs are considered TCA?

Tricyclic antidepressants:

  • Amitriptyline.
  • Amoxapine.
  • Desipramine (Norpramin)
  • Doxepin.
  • Imipramine (Tofranil)
  • Nortriptyline (Pamelor)
  • Protriptyline (Vivactil)
  • Trimipramine (Surmontil)

What drugs test positive for tricyclics?

False-positive results may occur with the following drugs: Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate), Trileptal (oxcarbazepine), Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at toxic concentrations, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine), Thioridazine, and Thorazine (chlorpromazine).

Is Cyclobenzaprine a TCA?

Cyclobenzaprine vs TCA Toxicity. Should we treat a cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) overdose similar to a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) overdose? However, the chemically related muscle relaxant, cyclobenzaprine is still commonly used.

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