... taking 2 6mg tablets a day for the last three week. In that time I have had 2 urine test. Neither of the tests showed any of the drug in my system. I am trying to understand why the drug doesn’t appear to be metabolizing in my system. If my body is not metabolizing the drug then I am concerned that it’s build up in my blood to toxic levels that could cause even more complications. Any input would be appreciated.
Drug testing can be pretty inaccurate and we see posts similar 2 yours fairly often. A member here name ChristineATU knows alot abotjt it. She will probably c this and answer, may take a few more hours. If you are in danger of being dropped by your pain management dr, demand<politely> that they check your hair and blood to verify you are taking your meds and always take your rx bottle with your meds with you and volunteer for a pill count. Many have written in saying they have had false negatives, even with the mail off tests, but usually it is a quickie in the office test. if u can afford it, take an at home test and bring 1 with you to your next appt and take it in the office, it should at least show + for opiate. chris will probably answer you soon, hang in there. unless you are in renal<kidney> failure or liver failure, i think the testing kits are faulty.
I can't believe my friend Chris didn't get on this, she is in pain alot of time and has her grand daughter some of the time. You can send her a private questions if you would like and maybe she will get to it faster. Anyway, the quickie tests often get misread as well, if the person does NOT place it at eye level, there are some panels that will appear off and a misread will occur. forgot to mention this last nite. I had it happen at a recovery center, the reader said I was positive for something and I KNEW i didn't take it, she then placed it on a different higher counter, and VOILA, it was negative on that panel.
Hi cbw24. Patti really over rates my knowledge in this area. I'm more familiar with the causes of false positives, not false negatives. The only reason this could be happening is either you metabolize the medication very fast or the testing facility is using old expired reagents and chemicals. I would request another test and have them submit the urine to another lab. Ameritox is very well known and reliable. There's really no other explanation unless you really aren't taking it. But I know that isn't the case. Have you looked at the pills for positive identification? Make sure you have the right medication and try to give a urine sample about 2 hours after dosing. Good luck to you and hope you get this figured out. Best wishes, chris
These drugs should show up on a test up to 30days after being taken. However, drug test are faulty. Urine test are often read by people who do not know what they are doing. Many people have gotten false pos. A's well A's false neg. Test results. it is unfortunate that the patient is usually the one to suffer for it. I myself have had many false pos. Test results when I knew for sure that I had not taken anything in months!!! A blood test is more accurate , but also more expensive, however, when it is your life in danger it is worth the money to get a better test. NIK
My husband is on hydromoph Contin 18mg 3times a day and it's not showing up in his test either and the doctor say's that he is not taking them and we are worried like u where is it going in his system.the doctor says it is equal to a forty mg of oxycontin. so if there is anybody that it shows uo please let us know.
I HAVE AN ISSUE OF MY OWN. I WAS DROPPED TODAY BY MY PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTOR BECAUSE MY URINE SHOWED UP HYDROMORPONE AND MY OXYCODONE. i HAVE NEVER TAKEN ANYTHING EXCEPT THE OXY(PERCOCET) THAT MY DOCTOR ORDERED. I HAD 2 URINE TESTS DONE THAT DAY ONE WAS BY MY FAMILY DOCTOR AND IT SHOWED NEGATIVE OF THE HYDROMORPONE BUT MY DOCTOR SAID THAT WAS JUST A AVERAGE TEST AND HE IS GOING WITH THE POSITIVE. HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN? I KNOW I HAVE NOT TAKEN ANYTHING EXCEPT THE PERCOCET. DOES PERCOCET CONTAIN HYDROMORPONE IN ANY WAY?
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