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Will Azo be the reason I have a positive drug test?

Will Azo be the reason I have a positive drug test?

Don't think so: What was your test positive for? Azo is both a commonly used name for a medication used to reduce pain of urinary tract infection, and which also can turn urine orange and stain things, and the name of a company that makes several products. Methadone programs are required to do confirmatory tests for positive screens, and you should ask for that, if you haven't used other drugs. ...Read more

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At two minute mark my Azo UTI strip showed "trace" color for leu. A few minutes later was darker. Which is correct? The test says its ready in two.

At two minute mark my Azo UTI strip showed "trace" color for leu. A few minutes later was darker. Which is correct? The test says its ready in two.

Urinary test WBCs: You probably have some trace leukocytes there but what you observe is the test strip "keeps reacting" after the 2 min mark, so it looks "more positive" than it is. Best to follow the test instructions exactly. White blood cells (WBCs) could indicate a urinary tract infection so you should probably see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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I have 500+ on the Azo urine test strip, negative for the nitrite. Have had a low fever ranging from 99.0-100.3 for the last 2 weeks. What could it be?

I have 500+ on the Azo urine test strip, negative for the nitrite. Have had a low fever ranging from 99.0-100.3 for the last 2 weeks. What could it be?

UrineUrineEverywhere: There are lots of opinions about discrepancies between the Nitrite and Leukocyte parts of the urine test. But here's my take: if you have symptoms and either or both is positive then it's most likely a UTI; both negative, repeat the test in a day and if still negative, ask your doctor. No symptoms then don't take the test just for "fun." You may end up getting confused and wasting a lot of time. ...Read more

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I had a random drug test because I am in a pain contract. A few days before, I had a UTI and had been using AZO tabs. The doctor will not refill my?

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I had a random drug test because I am in a pain contract. A few days before, I had a UTI and had been using AZO tabs. The doctor will not refill my?

Here are some...: If urine test is the must step before refilling pain med for your essential long-term pain control, you have be off AZO for 3-5 days so not to taint testing since AZO is not antibiotics. On the other hand, for someone with high trustworthiness, a doctor may refill pain med after properly documenting no clinical abuse of pain medication, which has become socially epidemic among many pain med users. ...Read more

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I keep testng pos for WBCs on azo test strips even after two days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin). (Neg for nitrites). No pain &no urine odor. Could this be smthng serious?

I keep testng pos for WBCs on azo test strips even after two days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin). (Neg for nitrites). No pain &no urine odor. Could this be smthng serious?

Doubt UTI. STD?: Without pain, urgency, or frequency, and with negative nitrites and non-response to ciprofloxacin, probably not a urinary tract infection. Maybe WBC test (leukocyte esterase) isn't working right. Or not clean urine (vaginal WBC?). Yeast? Depending on your risk for STD, it could be gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, yeast. Or something else entirely. Best to stop cipro and contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have a UTI or STD I have no symptoms but I been getting a lot testical pain I took a Azo test strip and I got leukocytespositive andNitrite neg?

Do I have a UTI or STD I have no symptoms but I been getting a lot testical pain I took a Azo test strip and I got leukocytespositive andNitrite neg?

Go see your doctor: You're a young male and have testicular pain - go and see your doctor.

Leukocyte positive can be from UTI or STI as you said - nitrite can be falsely negative in UTI; so no one online can give you a definitive answer.

So short answer - again, go see your doctor - especially since you're having testicular pain. ...Read more

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Took an Azo test strip positive for leukocytes completely negative for nitrate. Frequent urge to pee and pressure felt in uretha. Uti?

Took an Azo test strip positive for leukocytes completely negative for nitrate. Frequent urge to pee and pressure felt in uretha. Uti?

Possible UTI: Clinical symptoms of a urinary tract infection include the urge to urinate frequently and pain
with urination. If the Azo test strip is positive for leukocytes, this indicates the presence of
white blood cells in the urine in response to
a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Why did I fail a drug test for benzos, if I only take flexeril, mobic, (meloxicam) alieve, vitamins, and Azo cranberry?

Why did I fail a drug test for benzos, if I only take flexeril, mobic, (meloxicam) alieve, vitamins, and Azo cranberry?

Drug tests: Drug tests for benzodiazeprines can be positive if you are taking it. Some of benzodiazeprines are xanax, (alprazolam) librium, klonopin, clorazepate, valium), ativan, restoril, Halcion. ... Some other medications can cause a false positive result in benzodiazepine urine tests. These drugs can be tolectin, aleve, etodolac, daypro, zoloft. .. ...Read more

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I took @ home AZO urine strip TEST showed hint of purple on leukocyte and neg. On nitrite. Do I need Doc or am I ok. And could it be BV or YI back pain?

I took @ home AZO urine strip TEST showed hint of purple on leukocyte and neg. On nitrite. Do I need Doc or am I ok. And could it be BV or YI back pain?

Urine: As the nitrite is negative you do not have an infection one can see white cells from the skin that get into the urine which can show up positive you do not need to see anybody at this time but if you develop increased frequency, burning on urination or flank pain please see your primary care ...Read more

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Urge to urinate for a few weeks now, but no other UTI symptoms. AZO test strips test positive for WBC & nitrites. Is it more likely a UTI or an STD?

Urge to urinate for a few weeks now, but no other UTI symptoms. AZO test strips test positive for WBC & nitrites. Is it more likely a UTI or an STD?

UTI is more likely: Gonorrhea or chlamydia can mimic some UTI symptoms, but usually this would be burning on urination; urgency alone is more likely bladder inflammation due to UTI, especially for "a few weeks" and with positive nitrite and WBC. See a doctor soon: you need a formal urinalysis, probably a urine culture, STD testing since it's on your mind, and probably an antibiotic prescription. ...Read more

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Is Azo medication safe for breast feeding?

Is Azo medication safe for breast feeding?

According to: Drugs. Com no recommendations can be made on the use of large quantities of cranberry products during breastfeeding.". ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Azo pills for penile yeast infection? Which medication is recommended for that kind of thing?

Is it okay to take Azo pills for penile yeast infection? Which medication is recommended for that kind of thing?

Yeast: Azo pills are not helpful for skin infections even when it involves the penis. Topical anti fungal creams like Nystatin are generally the most helpful. ...Read more

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Besides azo, what otc oral medications can I take for a yeast infection caused by antibiotic use?

Besides azo, what otc oral medications can I take for a yeast infection caused by antibiotic use?

Azo won't prevent: A yeast infection, altho oral probiotics MAY lessen the chance of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Bacteria from the digestive tract are the most common cause of UTI's. If diarrhea facilitates the introduction of bacteria into the urinary tract, preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea could theoretically help prevent UTIs. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Does Azo affect a drug screen?

Does Azo affect a drug screen?

Sorry, but azo what?: Azo can mean many things. Please be more specific and resubmit your question and we will do our best to answer it. Thank you very much. ...Read more

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Will Azo help with a drug screen?

Will Azo help with a drug screen?

It will not...: Attempting to foil a drug screen will just add misery for you--your employer or whoever is requesting the drug screen will see you not just a dope but also a liar (trying to hide/sabotage your drug test). So, it is better to come clean. If you have a problem, ask for help and you will get more respect that way. Be good. Be sober. Be drug-free. Be respected. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will azo work to pass my pre employment drug screen in less than 24hrs? How long till it starts taking affect? And how long does it last?

Will azo work to pass my pre employment drug screen in less than 24hrs? How long till it starts taking affect? And how long does it last?

Drug screen: The best way to pass a drug screen is to abstain from using drugs. To my knowledge, azo will not help you pass a drug screen. ...Read more

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If my Azo test is neg for nitrates and only trace Leu is it still possible to have uti?

If my Azo test is neg for nitrates and only trace Leu is it still possible to have uti?

Possibly: Anything is possible, although may be unlikely. Do not know the manner of collection of urine specimen or its age when reaching the laboratory. Test for nitrates is virtually worthless, and presence or absence of leukocytes can be variable. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 4 days ago I also have beentakeing two azo pills a day is it safe to take a ni otine test yet?

I quit smoking 4 days ago I also have beentakeing two azo pills a day is it safe to take a ni otine test yet?

Urine Cotaine Test: Cotaine will be present in blood tests for about 2 weeks and in urine for several weeks more. A lot depends on what level is chosen as the cutoff for positive or negative. Good for you on quitting. Keep it up. I do not know if Azo changes the test results. ...Read more

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I have had a UTI for months. I am wanting to get tests done to find out why the infection won't go away and why there are RBC. Can Azo interfere?

I have had a UTI for months. I am wanting to get tests done to find out why the infection won't go away and why there are RBC. Can Azo interfere?

See a urologist: Either the antibiotic is not effective or you have a structural problem--reflux or stricture or double ureters. It is time to see a specialist. Azo may not interfere but to be sure and get the best results stop it 48 hours before collecting the urine for culture ...Read more

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Tested positive on leukocytes in my urine with Azo urine test, but at the doctors the culture came back negative. But I don't understand how my urine?

Tested positive on leukocytes in my urine with Azo urine test, but at the doctors the culture came back negative. But I don't understand how my urine?

Urine WBC, UTI, STD?: The Azo urine leukocytes (WBC) test gives a clue about urinary tract infection, but that's all. WBCs can appear in the urine from vulva or vaginal fluids if not a good "clean catch" specimen. Discuss with doctor if you have typical UTI symptoms (urgency, burning). If not, retest and don't worry if leukocytes normal. STDs also can cause urine WBC with negative culture, so get checked if at risk. ...Read more

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I am having urinary frequency every 30 mins to 1 hr. I tried AZO uti test came back negative. What's wrong? No burning or pain just frequency

I am having urinary frequency every 30 mins to 1 hr. I tried AZO uti test came back negative. What's wrong? No burning or pain just frequency

See a doctor: Several possibilities come to mind: diabetes, especially if large urine volumes; STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas; other vaginal infections; kidney disease; psychological issues; and more. It's time for you to stop trying to diagnose yourself and see a doctor. Probably it won't be anything serious, but better safe than sorry. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took an at home Azo test because I'm having UTI symptoms. It is positive. Went to the doctor and he did and test and said negative. What do I do?

I took an at home Azo test because I'm having UTI symptoms. It is positive. Went to the doctor and he did and test and said negative. What do I do?

Here are some. ..: AZO test result may differ from different specimen because the urine freshness, its duration inside bladder (> 4 hrs), possible use of vitamin C, adequacy of urine collection to avoid contamination, etc. So, one has to realize the presence of factors affecting this test leading to false (-). Besides, urine culture from properly collected fresh urine is the "ultimate" test for confirmation, . .. ...Read more

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Posted question yestetday 50 year old female with UTI symptoms., Drs responded UTI. Bought AZO URINE TEST shows leucocitos in urine/nitroto normal?

Posted question yestetday 50 year old female with UTI symptoms., Drs responded UTI. Bought AZO URINE TEST shows leucocitos in urine/nitroto normal?

Here are some...: Many causes may induce UTI-like symptoms. (+) for WBC & (-) for nitrite in chemstrip dipstick suggest the presence of inflammation indeed in urinary tract or possible contamination from improper urine collection or no UTI by gram negative bacilli, not gram positive cocci or urine not staying inside bladder long enough. So, seek timely evaluation and counseling so to define right Dx for right Rx... ...Read more

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I just finished my antibiotics yesterday for my uti. I have no symptoms. This morning I did an Azo test. It showed positive for Leu and neg for Nit?

I just finished my antibiotics yesterday for my uti. I have no symptoms. This morning I did an Azo test. It showed positive for Leu and neg for Nit?

Infection cleared: Most likely since you are now asymptomatic and the urine dip was negative for nitrites. Leukocytes are part of your body's defense system and may still be present as they finish their course of getting rid of the infection. Nitrites are a by-product of bacteria that cause the UTI. Since it is negative, likely the infection has cleared. If you develop symptoms again, see your PCP for a re-check ...Read more

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Will Azo standard (phenazopyridine) help you pass a drug urinalysis?

Will Azo standard (phenazopyridine) help you pass a drug urinalysis?

Here are some. ..: Are you trying to evade the result of urine drug test? Don't do that to taint or spoil the intended goal of testing. Known to you as I assumed, Azo contains phenazopyridine which makes urine discolored like plum-orange juice likely leading to confusion of test which relies on color change of chemstrip... So, always work with professionals diligently and vigilantly. Thank you and best wish. .. ...Read more

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The AZO test said leukocytes are positive (very light purple) but negative for nitrates. I am also fighting a URI. Could it be (+) because of my URI?

The AZO test said leukocytes are positive (very light purple) but negative for nitrates. I am also fighting a URI. Could it be (+) because of my URI?

NO.: Colds are caused by viruses that affect the upper respiratory system. The positive test for leukocytes comes from possible bacterial infection in the urinary tract. There is no physiologic connectiion between the two. ...Read more

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I took the at home AZO UTI test and my nitrite was negative, but the leukocytes was postie. Does this mean I have a UTI? I have pressure and burning.

I took the at home AZO UTI test and my nitrite was negative, but the leukocytes was postie. Does this mean I have a UTI? I have pressure and burning.

Possible UTI: You may have a UTI. Nitrites may show up on the test with certain bacterial infections of the urinary tract, but not others. I recommend seeking help from a health professional for further work up. Pressure and burning can be associated with a UTI. Hope that helps! ...Read more