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What are the tests for history of IV drug use?

What are the tests for history of IV drug use?

See below please: 12 panel drug screen cards this test is the most comprehensive of all the tests. It tests for Cocaine (coc), amphetamines (amp), methamphetamines (mamp), marijuana (thc), Methadone (mtd), speed/ecstasy (mdma), opiates (opi), oxycodone (oxy), ppx, pcp, barbiturates (bar), and benzodiazepines (bzo). ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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Can clonazepam 1 mg show up dirty for any kind of drug on a 4 panel drug test that parole and probation use?

Can clonazepam 1 mg show up dirty for any kind of drug on a 4 panel drug test that parole and probation use?

Declare your Rx: In most jurisdictions patients are encouraged to take their prescribed medications, including clonazepam. As long as you have a current prescription in your name and are taking the medicine as prescribed, the safest course would be to notify the PO in advance that you are taking prescription medication. (be prepared to show proof.) going off meds you need is a much greater risk for most. ...Read more

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Skin problems from IV drug use?

Skin problems from IV drug use?

Simple answer: This may sound silly but, stop using drugs and you will not have the skin problems. I am not sure what problems you are having but there are a whole host of problems that occur for drug use., skin popping, chronic itching and excoriations, secondary skin infection to name a few. My best advice is to stop using! ...Read more

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If ceftriaxone IV is utilized in place of cefotetan/cefoxitin IV as inpatient pid regimen, what would be appropriate dose of ceftriaxone IV?

If ceftriaxone IV is utilized in place of cefotetan/cefoxitin IV as inpatient pid regimen, what would be appropriate dose of ceftriaxone IV?

Depends: It depends on what is being treated, what the sensitivity of the organism is and why changes are being made. Medications have different dosages that are appropriate for that medication that do not correlate with other medications. For instance we may use 1 million units of penicillin for an infection or 250 mg of Zithromax for the same infection. It has to do with the effective dose. ...Read more

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What are some of the physical and social dangers of illicit (illegal) drug use?

What are some of the physical and social dangers of illicit (illegal) drug use?

Physical and social: From a physical aspect you could die. From a social aspect you could go to prison you are doing something illegal. Remember it does not mater what state law is - federal law is stricter. ...Read more

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Is meth use and/or abuse of prescription pain killers associated with chronic kidney stones?

Is meth use and/or abuse of prescription pain killers associated with chronic kidney stones?

Not stones: Meth use does more than cause kidney stones -- it can kill your kidneys and the rest of your organs too. Depending on which prescription pain killers you're talking about, this is extremely dangerous also. If you got very dehydrated during your substance abuse, kidney stones would be possible. ...Read more

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Is IV ancef (cefazolin) safe before surgery for those with a history of c. Difficile diarrhea?

Is IV ancef (cefazolin) safe before surgery for those with a history of c. Difficile diarrhea?

See below: All things are relative. Ancef (cefazolin) is relatively safe although the risk of getting c. Difficile again is real. The risk of surgical wound infection needs to be weighed against the risk of getting c. Difficile again. If you take the ancef (cefazolin) and develop diarrhea get stool checked for c. Difficile again. ...Read more

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Can the presence of tramadol in the bloodstream be tested for on standard urine drug screen?

Can the presence of tramadol in the bloodstream be tested for on standard urine drug screen?

Tramadol Testing: This drug is quickly being recognized as a very addictive and very much abused product. Some testing is now including it and others will likely follow suit soon. If you cannot stop this medication please get to an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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Do any of the antidepressants show on a urine drug screen?

Do any of the antidepressants show on a urine drug screen?

Depends: Most typical urine drug screens don't test for antidepressants, particularly those done in workplace settings. But in many emergency room setting, urine screens often test for the "older" antidepressants known as tricyclics(think of amitriptyline, nortriptyline and imipramine). ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Does flurbiprophen & lidocaine in a topical pain cream show positive on a employment drug screen?

Does flurbiprophen & lidocaine in a topical pain cream show positive on a employment drug screen?

Possibly: some NSAIDs can give positive tests for THC on screening tests. Lidocaine will not show up as Cocaine or anything else. However, screening tests should be followed by more sophisticated confirmatory tests that will be able to detect the difference. If they are not doing those tests, they are not following usual procedure, and you need to ask them to get confirmation if you have a false positive. ...Read more

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Would cystitis effect the accuracy of a drug urine screen?

Would cystitis effect the accuracy of a drug urine screen?

No: Red blood cells, white blood cells, or even protein in the urine will not affect the chemical analysis of a urine drug screen and the follow-up confirmatory testing that they do. ...Read more

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Can a lab urine drug test differentiate the use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 w/ codeine & heroin 3 days later? My drug class said I used heroin when I took tylenol (acetaminophen) 3

Can a lab urine drug test differentiate the use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 w/ codeine & heroin 3 days later? My drug class said I used heroin when I took tylenol (acetaminophen) 3

Retest: One of the metabolites of codeine is morphine - but not heroin. Be aware though, if it was a low yield test (ie, like the kind you buy at the grocery store) - these usually give you a positive result for any opiate. Anything more specialized (ie, laboratory study ordered by a doctor) - would use mass spectrometry and differentiate every substance independently. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Iv drug use of meth daily ,pregnant ,last mp was May,13,hcg levels were 74,114. What are the complications that can happen for the mother & baby ?

Iv drug use of meth daily ,pregnant ,last mp was May,13,hcg levels were 74,114. What are the complications that can happen for the mother & baby ?

Very high risk: Methamphetamine is one of the most dangerous drugs to abuse during pregnancy. It has been linked to placenta abruption, preterm labor, growth restriction and the most serious complication of all ---fetal death. Please seek help to keep you and your baby safe. Be honest with your doctor so that treatment can be arranged for you and your baby ...Read more

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Recommended course of action for an IV drug user with a broken needle in arm? Patient is asymptomatic. Observe or explore?

Recommended course of action for an IV drug user with a broken needle in arm? Patient is asymptomatic. Observe or explore?

Broken needle: This really depends on location, size and current presentation. Usually these needles are "dirty" so infection is the biggest issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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Iv Drug Use (Definition)

Drug dependence means that a person needs a drug to function normally. Abruptly stopping the drug leads to withdrawal symptoms. Drug addiction is the compulsive use of a substance, despite its ...Read more


Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

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