I have a script of hydrocodone that is PRN that was filled the end of June. I take them VERY carefully and ONLY if I absolutely need them. I know I have a drug test coming up very soon for employment and was wondering how long this script will cover me for? I am in a ton of pain and want to take one but I am scared it will mess up my drug test. I can't afford to lose my job but also can not function in this pain. Does anyone know if this script is considered out dated. I don't have a clue how any of this works but want to be on the safe side.
3 Aug 2010
hi msmomma3. If the medication is PRN, and you take them sparingly, I'm not sure why you wouldn't take one for pain. It is a legal script. When you have the UA, tell them all the medications you take. Bring the bottle with you to the test. I'm not sure why you would think you might lose your job over a legally prescribed, conservatively taken, medication? Are you in a safety sensitive position? Does the medication make you tired or dizzy? You could also have your doctor write a note saying you are capable of fulfilling your job duties while on this medication. Good luck to you.
My best wishes,
3 Aug 2010
It was prescribed over a month ago and I wasn't sure how long a narcotic script is legal for once filled. I just didn't want to take a chance. I haven't had to take any in 3 weeks and wanted to be on the safe side. I called the pharmacy and they said it would be good for 6 mos. used for the same thing it was prescribed for. Thanks.
- Hydrocodone Information for Consumers
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