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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

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) show up on a drug test?

Does ritalin (methylphenidate) show up on a drug test?

Yes: The result would be a positive amphetamines. I hope this helps and all is well. ...Read more

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I take vyvanse regularlly and was recently given a random drug test at the psych dr. But tested positve for ritalin not vyvanse?

Urine + for ritalin: I take vyvanse regularlly and was recently given a random drug test at the psych dr. But tested positve for ritalin not vyvanse? ANS: ritalin and vyvanse are very close chemical cousins so depending on which test they used they may either show + test but they cannot tell which one it is. Ask your team doing the test if they cross react in the test they use. ...Read more

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My son takes ritalin (methylphenidate) 10mg twice a day. I recently began drug testing him because he was found smoking pot. I use a 7 panel test obt?

7 drug panel: A 7-drug panel should be sufficient to test most drugs your child would use. It does not test for spice. Children with adhd are at higher risk for smoking cigarettes, using alcohol and drugs, have car accidents, and becoming divorced if they married (and if not treated) - enroll your child in a substance abuse program, attending aa/ na meetings and counseling - those lower his risk for drug abuse. ...Read more

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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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Will I pass a drug test tomorrow if I took ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 days ago?

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Ritalin (methylphenidate): Methyl phenidate group of drugs do not normally show in Urine drug screen, as opposed to the Amphetamine group such as Adderal. ...Read more

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What are things that show up on a urine drug test?

What are things that show up on a urine drug test?

Long list: It depends on the panel used by a given lab and the request from the ordering physician. Consult this site for a list of commonly tested drugs.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003578.htm. ...Read more

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Will a diabetic medication or insulin show up on a urine drug test?

Will a diabetic medication or insulin show up on a urine drug test?

Unlikely: Urine drug tests are looking for specific drugs like marijuana, cocaine, other narcotic analgesics, benzodiazepines (xanax/valium /ativan) & any other drug specifically requested. Insulin & other diabetic meds are not drugs of abuse & thus not looked for. ...Read more

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How long after smoking will nicotine stay in your body and show up on a urine drug test?

How long after smoking will nicotine stay in your body and show up on a urine drug test?

Not In Drug Screen: Nicotine is not typically screened for in urine drug tests. Usually, you will see such things as narcotics, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, illegal substances but not nicotine. If being tested specifically for nicotine is a special test where it can be detected up to 4 days. ...Read more

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Would hydrocodone cough syrup show up on a urine drug test?

Would hydrocodone cough syrup show up on a urine drug test?

Yes: The active component in this medication is a narcotic and will suppress a cough, but will also show up in the urine test for narcotics. ...Read more

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If I took 5 mg of Valium once a day for 3 night would it show on a urine drug test 6 days later. I am thin with fast metabolism and very active?

If I took 5 mg of Valium once a day for 3 night would it show on a urine drug test 6 days later. I am thin with fast metabolism and very active?

Yes: Half life of Valium is ~100 hours and it usually take 5 half lives to fully eradicate a medication from your body. So 500 hours is about 20 days until you are clear of the drug. The bigger question is were you prescribed that medication for a valid medical condition? If you have valid Rx it is ok to test positive as long as the condition and med doesn't impair you working safely at your job. ...Read more

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Does trazodone show up on a urine 5 panel drug test?

Does trazodone show up on a urine 5 panel drug test?

Should not: Trazodone is a medication used for sedation, to induce sleep, at times and or for anti depression! It's chemistry should not show on a typical urine drug testing, which typically detects amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, benzodiazepines, opioids, barbiturates, and LSD compounds, Good Luck, ...Read more

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Will lumbar epidural shots containing lidocaine mylocaine and prilocaine with a local anesthetic show a false positive on a urine drug test?

Will lumbar epidural shots containing lidocaine mylocaine and prilocaine with a local anesthetic show a false positive on a urine drug test?

No: The drugs are not of the same chemical structure targeted by the test. But numerous claims of positive cocaine urine test after seeing a dentist or having epidural has been made in the past ...Read more

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Will Cozaar (Losartan) show up in a urine drug test?

Will Cozaar (Losartan) show up in a urine drug test?

Coozar: Used for treating high blood pressure & kidney complications from Diabetes. It is not detected in UDS testing. ...Read more

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If someone has a urine drug test on fri. Would a trazadone 50 mg. Taken o mon. Show in test?

If someone has a urine drug test on fri. Would a trazadone 50 mg. Taken o mon. Show in test?

Trazodone half-life: The elimination half-life of trazodone is about 10-12 hours. It takes almost 6 elimination half-life's for a drug to be cleared from the human body. Well... It could take a maximum of 72 hours or 3 days (6 x 12 hours) for xanax (alprazolam) to be completely eliminated. On monday the test will be negative.
Rec. See your prescribing physician to express your concerns. ...Read more

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Will the amount of oxycodon in your system show up in a urine drug test?

Will the amount of oxycodon in your system show up in a urine drug test?

Depends on the test.: A preliminary drug screen usually only confirms that there is a more than a minimal amount of any drug in your system. A confirmatory test can be performed which can report the concentration of the drug in your urine. ...Read more

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I took about 18 mgs of lorzapam two weeks ago will it still show in a urine drug test?

I took about 18 mgs of lorzapam two weeks ago will it still show in a urine drug test?

At one time???: If you took 18 mg of lorazepam in one day, the least of your troubles is whether it will show up in a drug screen (the answer to which depends to some extent on your particular metabolism, and to a larger extent on the sensitivity of the test they are using). That is in overdose territory, and indicates a dangerous use of medications. Talk to your doctor or a mental health professional SOON. ...Read more

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I tried cocaine for the first & last time. I did 3 lines of it. I wanted to know how long that would show up in a urine drug test?

I tried cocaine for the first & last time. I did 3 lines of it. I wanted to know how long that would show up in a urine drug test?

Cocaine's half-life: Is relatively short (0.5-1.0 hrs) so it's gone from your system w/i a day; its primary metabolite benzoylecgonine, however, has a longer half-life (5-8 hours) & can generally be detected for 24-80 hours after Cocaine use or exposure. Tests screen for both Cocaine & its metabolite. ...Read more

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Does norgesic show up in a urine drug test?

Unsure: It is not something that I usually test for. It is a muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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I took oxycodone 23 days ago I've kicked it!! Will this show up in a urine drug test?

No: If the last time you took oxycodone was 23 days ago the only possible drug test where it would show is a hair follicle test otherwise your ok and congratulations on your getting clean!!! ...Read more

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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


Methylphenidate (Definition)

Is the generic name of ritalin (methylphenidate). It is a ...Read more