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A 44-year-old male asked:

When urine test is done at dr office. will is show if i took extra of the meds i'm prescribed? i take oxycontin and percocet ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: There are a couple different ways to test. Most of the time we do screening just to see what is and what is not the. If i'm concerned i sometimes do quantitative testing which give the levels of the medications. Best thing is to follow the direction of the doc.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
You need to worry: More about taking extra pills than you do about getting caught. If you use more than is prescribed, it could be 1) unsafe, leading to sedation, problems driving and 2) you will run out early. Your doctor will know you are taking extra if you consistently run out early. Drug tests are not usually quantitative. The main issue is if your pain management is inadequate, you need to talk to doctor.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017


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