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Do hydrocodone and codeine show the same on a drug test?

Do hydrocodone and codeine show the same on a drug test?

Initially : They will both usual show as opiates on the initial screen. Confirmatory testing will be more specific. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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Help can codeine sulfate and hydrocodone show up as the same in a simple drug test?

Help can codeine sulfate and hydrocodone show up as the same in a simple drug test?

Yes: Drugs tests look for 2 essential chemicals when they look for opiates - Codeine and morphine, which are similar compounds and they are both converted into each other. Hydrocodone is metabolized into Codeine which is then transformed by acetylation to morphine. These are the final common pathway products for most, but not all, opiates. Oxycodone produces relatively little, is has separate test. ...Read more

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How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

Codeine: If you have a valid prescription this is not a concern. It usually lasts 3 - 5 days. ...Read more

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Will 16 mg of codeine (over the counter pain med from ireland) taken saturday and sunday show up on a preemployment drug test on wed morning?

Will 16 mg of codeine (over the counter pain med from ireland) taken saturday and sunday show up on a preemployment drug test on wed morning?

unlikely: If you only ingested what you have said, it is likely that your urine test will have dropped below the cutoff levels and be reported negative. This is no guarantee however and if the medication was obtained over the counter without prescription in a foreign country, the medical review officer will likely not accept that as medical justification and be required to report that as a positive test. ...Read more

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I take a drug test weekly because I am on suboxone. I come up positive for codeine every now and then. I have not taken any other substance. Help?

I take a drug test weekly because I am on suboxone.   I come up positive for codeine every now and then.   I have not taken any other substance. Help?

Codeine is an opiate: and therefore is tested for in many drug screens. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine, an opiod medication, and naloxone an opiod/narcotic reverser. Buprenorphine is metabolized differently from methadone, heroin, etc. and if you are ONLY taking suboxone, the opiate test should be negative. So I can't explain your results. Discuss with your suboxone provider:) ...Read more

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I have been clean and in a program for 7 years and just had a drug test show up positive for Codeine without taking it. The test said 47ng/mL- causes?

I have been clean and in a program for 7 years and just had a drug test show up positive for Codeine without taking it. The test said 47ng/mL- causes?

We need to talk: As a pathologist, I would not accept this level as indicating codeine use. These assays generate background noise and low levels are to be expected when there's been no drug ingestion. This is about a tenth of what we used to consider a cutoff for codeine. The lab's pathologist should agree or risk liability. I believe you're clean. If someone else doesn't, get a lawyer. ...Read more

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Can taking codeine cause a positive drug test for cocaine?

Not likely: Most drug screens test for Cocaine and Codeine separately. The test is specific for the individual metabolites of each substance. ...Read more

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How long will this codeine cough medicine be reflected in my body in a drug test?

How long will this codeine cough medicine be reflected in my body in a drug test?

Few days: Depends on the dose and duration of use. No more than five days after stopping it. ...Read more

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What are some medicine that might come out positive as meth on a drug test medicine i take prometh/codeine, prednisone, advair, hydroxzine. False positive for meth

What are some medicine that might come out positive as meth on a drug test medicine i take prometh/codeine, prednisone, advair, hydroxzine. False positive for meth

None of the above: There are many false positives for all amphetamines, but not specifically methamphetamine. Proper drug testing goes beyond the screening test - if that is positive definitive testing should be done, which will eliminate essentially all false positives. Every cold medication around can give a positive amphetamine, but not a positive for methamphetamine. You need to demand the definitive test. ...Read more

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If I take one 7.5 hydrocodone 8 hours before my urine drug test is it going to show up?

If I take one 7.5 hydrocodone 8 hours before my urine drug test is it going to show up?

Yes: 8 hrs is probably around the peak time of concentration in the urine. So yes, I would bet it would show up. ...Read more

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Have to take a urine drug test and I take one 7.5 hydrocodone is it going to be in my urine the next day?

Have to take a urine drug test and I take one 7.5 hydrocodone is it going to be in my urine the next day?

Definitely, yes: The average "half-life" of hydrocodone, which means the time it takes the blood to eliminate half of the drug is 4 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system.4*6/24= 1 day. ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone show up on the 5 panel drug test?

Definitely, yes: Hydrocodone is an opioid. The 5 panel drug screen is a screen for five classes of drugs and opioids are included. Other drugs in this group: morphine, codeine, fentanyl and its derivatives, oxycodone, methadone, heroin and meperidine. Talk to your physician if any concerns. ...Read more

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How long. Does. Hydrocodone. Show up in a drug test?

How long. Does. Hydrocodone. Show up in a drug test?

1-2 days: Hydrocodone will usually take 1 - 2 days to clear from a urine test. After 2 days, it will be negative more than 95% of the time. This includes the parent drug as well asthe secondary metablites. ...Read more

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