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Will a hair strand test reveal laxative abuse?

Will a hair strand test reveal laxative abuse?

Detection of abuse: Diagnosis of factitious diarrhea can be made by colonic barium x-ray, stool & urine testing for phenolphthalein, emetine, bisacodyl, anthraquinolones, & fecal fluid can be analyzed for osmolality & electrolytes. See also my earlier answers on healthtap regarding colon lining changes seen on colonoscopy, as well as the physical manifestions that may present in suspected laxative abusers. ...Read more

Laxative Abuse (Definition)

Laxatives come in various types. Stimulant laxatives are potentially the most "dangerous" in that there is the potential to cause a weak or "cathartic" colon. In this condition, the colon becomes sluggish and ultimately unresponsive to laxatives. Laxative abuse is most common in young women trying to ...Read more


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Will a hair strand test show all drug abuse?

Will a hair strand test show all drug abuse?

Detection of abuse: Diagnosis of factitious diarrhea can be made by colonic barium x-ray, stool & urine testing for phenolphthalein, emetine, bisacodyl, anthraquinolones, & fecal fluid can be analyzed for osmolality & electrolytes. See also my earlier answers on healthtap regarding colon lining changes seen on colonoscopy, as well as the physical manifestions that may present in suspected laxative abusers. ...Read more

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Will focalin (dexmethylphenidate) give a positive result for meth on a hair follicle drug test?

Will focalin (dexmethylphenidate) give a positive result for meth on a hair follicle drug test?

No: Hair follicle tests are not just screening tests. They always have a full confirmation for the exact drug. ...Read more

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2a, 3a-epithio-17a-methyletioallocholanol, will it show up as anything on a hair follicle drug test?

2a, 3a-epithio-17a-methyletioallocholanol, will it show up as anything on a hair follicle drug test?

Maybe: Drug testing for pro (steroid) hormones is getting increasingly sophisticated. But the side effects of using spawn and its relatives are dire. The best advice i could give anyone using it is "don't". I hope you ask having stopped, if you have been using it. If you haven't please don't take offense at my concern. ...Read more

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Do home hair follicle tests show fentanyl? Will fentanyl show up in a standard urine test given by a dr?

Do home hair follicle tests show fentanyl? Will fentanyl show up in a standard urine test given by a dr?

Fetanyl: There are non dot tests in the urine that can find it. At times it will be disclosed as an opiate and not specify the type. Dot tests will not find it. The hair testing non dot can find it up to 3 months after use. ...Read more

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Are there medications that would give a false positive in a hair strand test for THC?

Are there medications that would give a false positive in a hair strand test for THC?

Look up Protonix (pantoprazole): (pantoprazole sodium). OTC cold medications often trigger positive drugs tests for amphetamines. And, in the non-medication arena, don't eat Hemp Salad Oil. Had a government employee who loves the stuff turn up positive for cannabis and got referred to a psychologist (me). It was nice talking to him but he needed a change in diet, not rehab... ...Read more

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I have just had a drug hair strand test, would nytol give a false positive result?

I have just had a drug hair strand test, would nytol give a false positive result?

False positive: Nytol is diphenhydramine. Diphenhydramine can cause false positive result for methadone or phencyclidine (PCP). Hopefully you mentioned all medications you were taking at the time of the drug test. ...Read more

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Could phentermine give you a false positive on a urine drug screening ?

Could phentermine give you a false positive on a urine drug screening
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Maybe: It is possible on some drug screens for Phentermine to show up as amphetamine. I usually warn my weight loss patients of this and write them a letter for their employer. Your doctor should be able to write you a letter in case this happens. ...Read more

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Can deoderant containing alcohol cause a false positive on an etg urine screen?

Can deoderant containing alcohol cause a false positive on an etg urine screen?

Positive: Alcohol on skin can cause a positive etg and it would be positive not false positive. ...Read more

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Will unisom cause a false positive on a drug test!?

No: It would be very unusual to have a false positive on a urine drug screen with unisom. In the rare chance this did happen, the confirmatory test would come back negative. ...Read more

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Could damiana show up in a hair drug test?

Not generally: this is not particularly a chemical that anybody is looking for. In addition, it is not illegal in the US. There is no reason I could see that anybody would be testing for this herbal product. ...Read more

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Laxative (Definition)

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