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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Drug Testing (Definition)

It is the process of examining body fluids or tissue for evidence of chemicals taken or not taken. It does not diagnose addiction however this a ...Read more


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I took 40 mg of adderall by mistake when will it be out of my system don't want to fail my drug test on thursday for work please help?

I took 40 mg of adderall by mistake when will it be out of my system don't want to fail my drug test on thursday for work please help?

Drug tests are...: ...typically designed to identify illicit substances. Detection of prescribed medications is generally not the concern of the testers, particularly if you can prove you hold a valid prescription. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my docs what to drug test me for Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Why might it be that my docs what to drug test me for Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Drug test: Either they suspect non-compliance, or they have not prescribed them? ...Read more

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I took 60mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at 12am, and 10mg of Adderall 15 hrs later. How long until I can pass drug test?

I took 60mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at 12am, and 10mg of Adderall 15 hrs later. How long until I can pass drug test?

Pharmacology: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has a half-life of approx. 12 hours and it takes 4 half lives for the drug to be eliminated from the body. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can stay in your system for approx. 48 hours if not reintroduced to the body. ...Read more

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Is there ANY type of drug test out there that can determine if someone took Adderall vs. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? or will they all just tell you amphetamine?

Is there ANY type of drug test out there that can determine if someone took Adderall vs. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? or will they all just tell you amphetamine?

Not from what I hear: Perhaps someone knows otherwise - but I've never heard that they can discriminate between amphetamines. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate) show up as the same compound on a doctor's urine drug test?

Will Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate) show up as the same compound on a doctor's urine drug test?

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 done today would detect the difference. ...Read more

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I took a quarter of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) today and have a drug test in 2weeks will I pass?

I took a quarter of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) today and have a drug test in 2weeks will I pass?

Valid Rx?: Was this Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) prescribed by your doctor for you to take? If you have a legitimate health reason for taking this psychostimulant and have a valid prescription from your doctor then I am not sure why you are concerned about the test unless you are in an occupation or participate in a sport in which this class of medications is prohibited. If you are taking someone else's adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)...: (. ...Read more

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Why did my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) usage not show up on my probation drug test 10 hours later?

Unknown: Not sure, but consider that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) does not hang around more than the day you take it. Is it possible that you forgot to take your Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that day or that you were ill and did not absorb the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). You will know when you are tested again. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could the amount of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) I take show on a drug test?

What amount?: I don't know how much Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) you take or how frequently. But it could be picked up on some drug screen panels. In this situation you may need to show that it is being prescribed to you. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and I have a pre-employment drug test tomorrow. Would it affect?

I'm prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and I have a pre-employment drug test tomorrow. Would it affect?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): U can always back it up with prescription bottle or note from your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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I took a 20mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) today and have to take a drug test in a couple weeks, will I pass the test?

Urine yes: You will not however pass it if it is a hair follicle test. Best wishes and have a happy holiday season. However, if it was legitimately prescribed medication then you need not worry since that is not a problem as long as you show the employer that you are on the legitimate prescription. ...Read more

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I took a drug test for probation yesterday I have a scrip for adderall ran out and took vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can they tell the difference on a lab tests?

No: But it is against the law to take someone else's prescrtion medication. You are still risking your parole because they can look on the state registry and find the full dates for your prescription. Be perfect with your medication. They can even ask for pill counts!! ...Read more

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I am 27 y/o, 235lbs, 6'3" and took a 20 mg IR adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Took a random drug test that's 5 panel. 104 hours between taken and test. Pass/fail? Thanks

It may possibly: Have passed out of your system it depends on what 5 tests they are running as to whether amphetamines will be on the panel anyway. So with the half life of the Adderal you should pass. ...Read more

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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) show up if you did a urine drug test?

Probably: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a drug that includes amphetamine. Amphetamine is one of the drugs typically identified in a drug test, so Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use will likely result in a urine test showing amphetamine consumption. ...Read more

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I took 150mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) orange XR and have a drug test in 2 weeks, please help?

Pharmacology: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or Dextroamphetamine has a half-life of approx. 10-14 hrs and it takes 4 half lives for the drug to be eliminated from the body. The longest it will be in your system is appox. 56 hours if not reintroduced into the body. ...Read more

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What to do if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20 mg-d-amphetamine salt combo 30mg gave me a positive drug test?

Amphetamines: Amphetamines show up positive in a saliva, urine, blood and hair follicle testing. However, with further testing, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can be differentiate from other amphetamines. It is important that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a prescribed medication to be taken as indicated. ...Read more

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What to do if I took molly and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) last week, will I pass my drug test that I took this morning?

Both have amphetamin: Amphetamines will tast positive 1 to 4 days after the last dose, but if you you are a chronic user of adderal you can test positive for week following the heavy chronic use. Molly and adderal are both amphetamines, but often molly is cut with other drugs of opoid class and other like coccain, dextromethorphan, ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) and ketamine that can test positive for much longer. ...Read more

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Is it true that on a drug test Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is the same as methamphetamine?

Yes and no: Adderal is mixed amphetamine salts, and most screening tests only look for amphetamine, so both methamphetamine and adderal will show the same. However, on definitive tests (chromatography, mass spect and others) the difference between methamphetamine and amphetamine salts can be shown in most people. ...Read more

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I am prescribed Adderall 30mg and I ran out of my prescription, so I took my friends 30mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). I have a drug test for a job in 1 day will I pass?

You have Rx: Even if your urine comes up positive for amphetamines, you have a prescription as reason to be on them, so will be able to show bottle or Rx (get it renewed / refilled ASAP) when follow up is done. ...Read more

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I would like to know if 30 ml Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) comes up positive on a home urine drug test. He takes it daily for add or should I look for other reasons?

I would like to know if 30 ml Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) comes up positive on a home urine drug test. He takes it daily for add or should I look for other reasons?

See below: Yes that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dose should show up positive. The answer depends a bit on the test being used and doesn't rule out other contributors to a positive drug test. ...Read more

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What if I took nyquil yesterday and last night for this aweful cold/cough and I am also on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Will my drug test come back false positive?

Amphetamine positive: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will show up as a positive drug test for amphetamines. There is nothing in nyquil which will show up on a drug test. Nyquil just has a lot of alcohol in it. ...Read more

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Have minimal THC in system, drug test in 1 1/2 days. Will niacin & gatoraid work? Need my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Hydros to show up. I messed up can you please help

Have minimal THC in system, drug test in 1 1/2 days. Will niacin & gatoraid work? Need my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Hydros to show up. I messed up can you please help

Ethics: I am very happy to report that not one of our physicians here at Health Tap is interested in helping you beat a drug screening process. Asking us to do so is asking us to break the very foundation of our hippocratic oath. We are very much interested in helping you find a solution to your addiction and to work with drug treatment programs and experts on the disease of addiction. ...Read more

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Can adderall or Afrin nasal spray or a generic form of claritin d cause a positive methamphetamine result on a drug test?

Can adderall or Afrin nasal spray or a generic form of claritin d cause a positive methamphetamine result on a drug test?

Pseudoephedrine: Since the D in Claritin had been used to manufacture methamphetamine, I would suspect that it will produce a positive drug test. As for Afrin nasal spray, it is difficult to tell since any absorption would be minor and thus likely detectable only with extremely sensitive method. I hope other members in this panel will jump in on this topic. ...Read more

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I have been taking prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg XR for the past 6 years and have a hair follicle drug test tomorrow for a dream job. How will I test?

Positive: Your test will undoubtedly be positive. You can take your prescription or a note from the doctor stating that you're taking this medication and depending on the job I don't really foresee it as being any sort of a liability. You must be honest with any employer however when filling out a job application. ...Read more

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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

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Adderall (Definition)

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