I copied this information for you. Be sure and tell the tester all medications you are currently prescribed or have taken within the past 30 days. Even OTC ones.
"Ultracet is used to treat moderate to severe pain for a period of five days or less. It contains two pain-relieving agents. Tramadol, known technically as an opioid analgesic, is a narcotic pain reliever. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in the over-the-counter pain remedy Tylenol."
Read more: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/ultracet.html
There has been a lot of misconceptions about this drug. Since it is a known fact tramodol is addicting, more and more facilities are testing for it.
Good luck to you,
Hydrocodone is derived from the poppy and is an altered form of naturally occurring chemicals from opium. Therefore, it would be considered an opiate. Tramadol is a completely synthetic drug that hits on the same receptors as does the opiates, however, due to the fact that it is completely synthetic, it is considered an opioid by definition. (Both are opioids, but both are not opiates). I sincerely apologize as you probably already know this, but 9x's out of 10, someone will bring this up, so I figured that I'd clarify the details of the two.
Tramadol as we know is actually chemically an SNRI, so, from what I understand, it is totally dependent on the test that is being used. It being synthetic of course will have no bearing on the test, as there are many synthetics out there that will most definitely test positive, such as Methadone. With Methadone however, it's much cheaper for them to detect Methadone as Heroin, and apparently is very costly to actually identify it as Methadone. With Tramadol, I'm not sure what it will come up with depending on the test, however, if the test is very cheap, or over the counter, probably nothing will come up. Otherwise yes, it will hit a positive of some sort. Some tests will actually test positive for specifically Tramadol, regardless if it it's a non-scheduled drug in most states. It seems like the tests have a tendency to want to classify all opiates as Morphine, Oxycodone, or Heroin. Supposedly, often times Hydrocodone comes up as Oxycodone, Zoloft will test positive for Benzos, Robitussin will test positive for Opiates, and Zyban / Wellbutrin will test positive for amphetamines!
I hope that this helps a bit, and am sorry that I can't be more specific as to if it tests positive, what the possibilities are other than Tramadol. I'm not technically an expert, but just know what I do from research, and also have a personal interest as well. I take Tramadol and Methadone for chronic pain, and it's very likely that I too will have to take a test at some point soon (if I get the job that I think (and am praying for) that I'm going to get). The job would require for a test to be taken, and the last thing that I want to deal with is testing positive several times for heroin - regardless if I have scripts for everything that I take.
Good luck, and I hope everything works out for you!
- Hydrocodone Information for Consumers
- Hydrocodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydrocodone (detailed)
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