I've been in pain management for many years due to severe spinal nerve damage, and have my blood tested fairly regularly to make sure my counts are doing ok, and take random urine tests at my pain Dr.s. at the time I took the urine test, I was taking MS IR and Soma for pain, xanax for anxiety, and had just started taking Albuterol for my asthma. I've never taken any kind of amphetimines, or any kind of diet pills or supplements of any kind, yet the test showed a positive for Amphetimine, (not Methamphetimine). This was the first time that I had taken a UA while I had been taking the Albuterol. The only thing my doctor and I could think of was that either the Albuterol must've somehow crossed over in my urine causing the positive result, or it was just a false positive. I no longer take Albuterol, and have not had any signs of amphetimine in my urine or blood ever before, or since that test. This is something that's been bothering me ever since, so if anyone knows anything in regards to this, your input would be very much appreciated
Can albuterol assimilate into amphetimine in a "UA"?
Question posted by LumbarBlues on 6 March 2012
Last updated on 29 August 2012 by unryl
Yes albuterol can make you test a false positve for amphetimine. I know the inhalers can in fact make you test positive, I do not know about the liquid but it is possible i'd say since inhalers can.
Actually lumbar blues,
I think thou hast answered your own question. Me thinks it may have simply been a false positive, as there is no way albuterol turns into amphetamine. It may make your heart beat a little faster, i think my heart be beating faster if I counldn't breathe, and I believe there is some kind of adrenrgic effect to albuterol (both of my little wee ones were asthmatics and we were all intimately knowlegdeable with the side effects and what it did and didn't do).
So Lumber, you were most fortunate to have a great doc.
Peace Out and good luck,
The Happy Hippie
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