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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

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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


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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 sixth of 300 ng/mL which is a common 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 codeine and hydrocodone show up as the same thing in a drug test?

Drug test: Yes Codeine and hydrocodone will show up as the same thing in most drug tests. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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I took two Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine last Friday for a headache. I took a drug test this Thursday, will it show up?

I took two Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine last Friday for a headache. I took a drug test this Thursday, will it show up?

Prob NOT BUT.....: Chances are it won't "show" BUT TELL the collectors about this BEFORE you take the test and BRING THE BOTTLE showing the Prescription/ Doctor and it shoukld NOT affect your hiring! ...Read more

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Can tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine show as coke in a drug test my sister in law to a drug test, she was taking tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine, the test came out positive for cocaine, can this happen?

Can tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine show as coke in a drug test my sister in law to a drug test, she was taking tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine, the test came out positive for cocaine, can this happen?

Cocaine is cocaine: If Cocaine is positive on a confirmatory urine drug screen (e.g.Lc/ms), 99.99% it is cocaine. Specificity for both screening & confirmatory urine tests for Cocaine is very high, thanks to its unique molecular structure. Even similar substances in the -caine class such as lidocaie, marcaine, etc. Do not cause a false positive Cocaine on a urine drug screen. ...Read more

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Can paiote show up on a drug test?

Can paiote show up on a drug test?

Peyote: Yes, peyote can show up on a drug test -- in urine for 2-3 days, saliva for 1-10 days, and in hair follicles for up to 90 days. ...Read more

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Do Posh incense show up on a drug test?

Not likely: Not likely to show on a screen but significant concerns for overuse of such a substance. Seeing numerous cases of first break psychosis seemingly related to incense use. This is not a benign substance ...Read more

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Does Suboxone show up on a drug test?

Does Suboxone show up on a drug test?

Maybe: Suboxone will not show up on most standard opiate uds. Generally the screen has to be looking specifically for Buprenorphine for it to show up. My experiance with my patients and pre employment drug screens is they have not had issues if they are only taking suboxone. ...Read more

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Does ketotifen show up on a drug test?

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Ketotifen: Nope. Antihistamines do not show on UDS. ...Read more

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Does baking soda show up on a drug test?

No: Not surprising, as baking soda is not a drug that people abuse recreationally. However, eating a lot of baking soda (as an antacid, say) is not good for you, as it contains a lot of sodium. ...Read more

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Will nyquil severe show up on a drug test?

Should not: There are no controlled substances in the nyquil. Occasionally the decongestants will show up on a drug test as amphetamines. It is best to avoid it a few days before a drug screen. ...Read more

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Which OTC drugs can show up on a drug test?

Several: Drug tests only test for specific drugs that the company or doctor want to test for.
Several OTC drugs can cause a positive reaction on an initial drug screen. However, if the screen is sent to the lab for confirmation, the lab can give a much more accurate report. In this case, only the specific drugs will be reported from the lab. ...Read more

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Will rubbing alcohol show up on a drug test?

Will rubbing alcohol show up on a drug test?

NO: It's the not the kind of alcohol that is tested for. However, I would not recommend that it be ingested. ...Read more

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Does norpropoxyphene show up on a drug test?

Yes: It is a metabolite of Darvocet. By the way, this drug has been removed from the US and European markets since 2007. If you still have it around, it is very old and you probably should not be taking it. ...Read more

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Can dehydroepiandrosterone show up on a drug test?

Drug test: The answer is yes but you did not include any reason for this test. It is not inexpensive. ...Read more

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Could dehydroepiandrosterone show up on a drug test?

Yes: If they are testing for banned athletic substances. Dhea is banned by some athletic organizations and not others. If it is testing for psychoactive drugs, probably not. These tests are usually designed to test for cocaine, amphetamine, phencyclidine, marijuana, opioids, benzodiazepines, and not for Anabolic steroids or other potential performance enhancing drugs. ...Read more

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What drugs can show up on a drug test as barbituates?

Multiple: A basic urine drug screen includes alcohol, marijuana, opiates (herioin, vicodin, etc.), barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and pcp. ...Read more