If you are looking for a job, or already was hired, you have to be ready for a drug test. As well as if you are in the rehab program, or finished it. Moreover, they test you during the study at college. Alternatively, for numerous other reasons like insurance, probation, post-accident and others. Whatever the reason, false positive drug test with prescription drugs as with nonprescription ones could make your life miserable. Take actions to save yourself
What prescripted drugs cause the false positive result of the drug test?
There are many drugs pretty widely used. Moreover, it does not have to be addicted to Morphine. Seemingly harmless, widely used drugs also could get you in trouble. Let's see the list:
THC. If you have taken painkillers like Advil, Nuprin, Motrin, Excedrin IB, Orudis KT, Aleve, use Protonix for treating the digestive disorder, be careful. Also stay alert if you have to use Sustiva for HIV therapy, consume Marinol for reducing nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy or even consume vitamin supplement, hempseed oil and products with it, you test could return positive. Check your hair to be sure.
Cocaine. You could never touch this stuff, but if you had a course of antibiotics Ampicillin or Amoxicillin, or use a topical anesthetic, your test will be positive for cocaine. Unfairly. Prevent it with an emergency solution.
Amphetamines/methamphetamines. The most commonly reported cases of false positives were for Amphetamines and meth. It is not necessary to be under them. Just take medicine against running nose, cough or allergy, diet pills, asthma treating remedies, meds for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and the similar substances to amphetamine mark you as a drug user. If you have taken any listed above, make the test at home.
Opiates. Poppy seeds are not in a list of prescription drug, but in particular quantities, it causes the same result as if you ingested Morphine. The antibiotics of the group of quinolones against urinary infection like Levofloxacin and Ofloxacin, as one from another class Rifampin, produce a positive result for opiates. If your test is coming soon, it is wise to check all of your hands.
PCP. Cough meds like Delsym, Delsym 12 Hour Cough Relief, DexAlone contain dextromethorphan, as well as potent painkiller Ultram, and widely used antihistamine remedy Benadryl, taken before the test causes unwanted results. So, if you consumed any of them, take care.
What should the informed patient remember?
Try to avoid any drugs before the test. If possible, of course. If you on vital, necessary drugs, do not stop taking them without doctor advice. Just see following recommendations.
Take valid doctor’s prescription to provide the lab assistant or the nurse explanation if your drug test will return positive.
Take care of yourself. Avoid inappropriate food and supplements, even vitamins, stick to a healthy lifestyle, drink much water. Do not add anything to your sample. Maybe its annoying to hear these things again and again, but they work.
Have you any false positive result in your life? Share in the comments.