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Harleyville, SC
A 43-year-old female asked:

Husband has precription for lortab but took a suboxen strip one week ago.drug test at work pos. for opiates and sent to lab.will the suboxen show up?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine 26 years experience
No: The Suboxone will not show up as an opiate on a drug test. Suboxone will cause a positive test result for Buprenorphine (the active ingredient in suboxone) but that is only if the lab specifically tests for it. After a week, one film strip should not cause a positive result.
Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry 15 years experience
No: As already mentioned, Suboxone will never show up on a standard urine drug screen. However, it sounds like our husband has a serious opioid addiction and needs to seek professional treatment. Aa/na meetings are everywhere and are listed in your local paper. Start there to get the best local referrals.

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