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does ritalin show up on a urine drug test

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: They are distinctly different drugs. They are cousins, in drug terms and a simplistic test might simply be positive for their family, but most testing ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The result would be a positive amphetamines. I hope this helps and all is well.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
49 years experience Child Psychiatry
It may: Depending on the test some tests give a false positive with Ritalin (methylphenidate).
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No and no.: Ritalin is methylphenidate, a different molecule than amphetamine. All preparations of stimulant medications for ADHD are made from one of these two m ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Urine + for ritalin: I take vyvanse regularlly and was recently given a random drug test at the psych dr. But tested positve for ritalin not vyvanse? ANS: ritalin and vyva ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
35 years experience Psychiatry
7 drug panel: A 7-drug panel should be sufficient to test most drugs your child would use. It does not test for spice. Children with adhd are at higher risk for smo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Perret
14 years experience Child Psychiatry
It depends...: It may be best to ask your doctor why they want to test you for substance abuse. Being on Adderall and Ritalin (methylphenidate) doesn't require doin ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Methyl phenidate group of drugs do not normally show in Urine drug screen, as opposed to the Amphetamine group such as Adderal.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Long list: It depends on the panel used by a given lab and the request from the ordering physician. Consult this site for a list of commonly tested drugs. http: ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Hydrocodone that is the narcotic ingredient in lortab can show up in a urine drug test.
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