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Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
"false positive testing" occurs when a test finds evidence of illegal drug use when no drugs were taken.
This can be a result of some over-the counter medications having chemical structures similar to illegal drugs. Pseudofed, found in many allergy and "cold" medications is one of these drugs.

In brief: Possibly
"false positive testing" occurs when a test finds evidence of illegal drug use when no drugs were taken.
This can be a result of some over-the counter medications having chemical structures similar to illegal drugs. Pseudofed, found in many allergy and "cold" medications is one of these drugs.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It can
If it is a screening test, sudafed will often result in a positive amphetamine test.
However, screening tests should be confirmed by more sophisticated testing, which will tell the difference between amphetamine and sudafed. If they are just doing a dipstick urine test (schools, employers etc often just do this), you may get into trouble for a false positive test.

In brief: It can
If it is a screening test, sudafed will often result in a positive amphetamine test.
However, screening tests should be confirmed by more sophisticated testing, which will tell the difference between amphetamine and sudafed. If they are just doing a dipstick urine test (schools, employers etc often just do this), you may get into trouble for a false positive test.
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