A 32-year-old member asked:
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could drug screens at a pain management clinic test for naloxone?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not usually: Naloxone is not screened for in most tests used for that purpose, although in larger amounts it may cross-react with the test for morphine/codeine. If confirmatory testing is done (gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy and others), Naloxone can be specifically identified, if one is looking for it. Did you od and get treated with naloxone? Your doctors need to know that immediately.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
It can be done, particularly if there is concern for abuse or additional narcotic use. Some users will 'party,' then dose with naloxone, thinking (/'hoping') it 'wipes the slate clean.' (It doesn't, and can show up on urine test, if looked for).
Oct 13, 2014

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