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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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What would cause a false positive for methamphetamine on a drug screen?

What would cause a false positive for methamphetamine on a drug screen?

Nothing: I am unaware of anything. There are reports showingfalse positives are seen with: ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) pseudoephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) propylephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) phenylephrine, or desoxyephedrine. In my experience these are not issues. ...Read more

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I smoked hash about 7 days ago and on my drug screen it comes out that I have failed on opium and meth. Is this normal? I have been drinking water for the past 3 days, and I even bought q-carbo herbal clean, I don't know if this works or not.

Normal??????: If you are smoking hash while knowing you are having drug testing, then you are in more trouble than you know. Firstly, you don't know what stuff is cut with, and it may have been cut with opioids or amphetamines (i assume you mean methamphetamine and not methadone). None of the so-called detox products work, and neither does drinking lots of water. You need to get help for your drug problem. ...Read more

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Is there a med. That has same molicule as meth that shows up on drug screen drug screen pos.?

Is there a med. That has same molicule as meth that shows up on drug screen drug screen pos.?

There Are Many: There are many substances that can give a false positive result on routine a routine drug screen for methamphetamine. Here are some: bupropion, desipramine, any cold remedy obtaining Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) or pseudephedrine, and adderall. If one suspects a false positive ask for a true drug test and not just a screen. ...Read more

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Does pseudoephedrine come up as meth on a drug screen?

Meth: Yes, there can be false positive results for meth or stimulants. ...Read more

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How long will literally one hit of meth show up in a lab urine drug screen?

Wrong question.: It is illegal to use methamphetamine, and it is unethical for doctors to tell patients how to pass drug tests. If you can't afford to fail a drug test you can't afford to use methamphetamine. That notwithstanding there isn't a dirtier drug you could choose with greater risks associated with use. Just don't. And don't expect a any ethical doctor to help you do anything but quit. Please get help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive drug screen for prescription drug?

What do you suggest if positive drug screen for prescription drug?

Show prescription: If you have a prescription medication that is showing up as a positive on someone's drug screen, all you should have to do is demonstrate that it is being legally and appropriately prescribed. However, if you are being tested because you are in a "safety-sensitive" job (bus driver, cop, doctor) where you are not allowed to be on such medications, then it may not be a defense for job actions. ...Read more

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One of our players was prescribed topical ketamine 10% in a compounded cream. Is possibility of positive drug screen? If so, for how long?

Wow: It can only be found if specialized test for that are used. Standard drug screens do not test for it. However, this sounds very unusual... I strongly suggest a second opinion from a sports medicine orthopedic md. ...Read more

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After a couple of pieces of nicotine gum, could this cause a false positive drug screen?

After a couple of pieces of nicotine gum, could this cause a false positive drug screen?

No: The drug screens are rarely false positive. Nicotine metabolites are also easy to detect and distinguish from other products. ...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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First of all, I am not a regular marijuana smoker. I took a drug screen on the 9th of febuary which came back clean. I took another one on the 11th which came back positive almost two weeks later when the results came back. I am getting this sample retest

First of all, I am not a regular marijuana smoker. I took a drug screen on the 9th of febuary which came back clean. I took another one on the 11th which came back positive almost two weeks later when the results came back. I am getting this sample retest

Drug test: Marijuana is usually detectable in drug tests from 3 days up to 10 days. Heavy users can produce positive tests for up to 10 months after stopping. The length of time varies greatly according to quantity, and frequency of use and your body metabolism ...Read more

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Can a person taking methylprednisolone test positive for cocaine on a drug screen?

Can a person taking methylprednisolone test positive for cocaine on a drug screen?

Sure: Taking methylprednisolone (a corticosteroid similar to prednisone) doesn't stop a person from using cocaine nor from getting a false positive on a drug screeing test (if not a cocaine user). The drug screen result should not be affected by the use of a corticosteroid, meaning there is not a relationship between the corticosteroid medication and the drug screening test. ...Read more

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Can I get a positive hair drug screen for having sex with someone that use cocaine?

Can I get a positive hair drug screen for having sex with someone that use cocaine?

Not likely: You not likely to get a positive hair drug test from having sex with a cocaine user, however, there are other problems you are exposing yourself to by your choice of sex partner. You need to get tested for hepatitis, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. You should seriously consider if you should continue this sexual relation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause a false positive urine drug screen for benzodiadepines?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause a false positive urine drug screen for benzodiadepines?

Possible: It is possible and there is some data to support: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2728940/#__ffn_sectitle This could be a class effect with that class of drugs. Always talk to your doctor for anything medical. ...Read more

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How many days to get results of drug screen?

How many days to get results of drug screen?

Drug screen: Depends on which lab the test goes to. In my practice the turn around is 24hrs after the specimen is received. Some other labs I've heard take up to 1-2 weeks which is unacceptable. ...Read more

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Can gabapention make me positive for anything in a drug screen?

Gabapentin: Gabapentin should not cause positives on a standard panels for drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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How long will I test positive on a drug screen for methadone?

How long will I test positive on a drug screen for methadone?

Varies: Urine tests may be positive for several days or even longer (weeks) if metabolites are tested for also. The best policy is to have a doctor's note specifying that you are taking it or took it under medical supervision. Otherwise you can not know for sure how long you will test positive. ...Read more

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Can lamictal show up as a false positive on a drug screen?

Can lamictal show up as a false positive on a drug screen?

Yes: There have been cases where Lamictal has tested positive for pcp and possibly other synthetic drugs due to its molecular structure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I had a urine drug screen at the hospital would the results be on my discharge papers?

Not usually: Discharge papers usually only give the discharge diagnosis and whatever recommendations they have for you about driving, bed rest, medications and follow up appointments. The discharge summary, which is usually done shortly after discharge by the physician, may have all that information, but it would depend on how important the fact that you were tested and the results are. ...Read more

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5 months ago was prescribed tramadol by ER. I went to Pain management for first time and forgot to tell them I took 1 but told them about my oxycodone before drug screen. What do I do at next visit when she gets results?

5 months ago was prescribed tramadol by ER. I went to Pain management for first time and forgot to tell them I took 1 but told them about my oxycodone before drug screen. What do I do at next visit when she gets results?

Come clean fast!: Let your pain management doc know that you usually take oxycodone for chronic pain, but that you had more pain and took the tramadol. All of these controlled substances will be seen in your urine drug test. It's better to let them know that you forgot to tell them before you have to face accusatory questioning like, "So, where did the tramadol come from? " ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a! c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more