A 46-year-old member asked:
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could lidocaine show in your drug test as cocaine?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Lidocaine and Cocaine are different drugs, even though they share the "-caine" part in their names. Lidocaine does not cause a false positive for Cocaine on a drug test.
Answered on Mar 25, 2019
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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Unclear question : Cocaine equals Cocaine if that is your question and Lidocaine makes no difference.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: Neither on screening tests or confirmatory tests. They are totally different chemicals that are unrelated, and tests do not confuse the two.
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No: Lidocaine is a synthetic local anesthetic. It is not really related. The caine in the name was used because of the similar numbing properties but do ... Read More

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