I have been taking Hydrocodone as needed with a prescription on and off for a month for tooth pain. I have a drug screen and want to know if I will pass. I don't take them every day but have had to the past few days and wonder if I will be questioned as to why my script is a month old. It is that old because I don't need them daily. Any advice? Also out of curiosity are drug screens able to tell the amount of a drug in your system?
I didn't see a Dentist. I go to a clinic in town due to no insurance and they said I could not get in until November. I was referred to the ER and I was prescribed the hydrocodone there. I guess I am just wondering if they are going to want to know why I am still taking it because it has been a month but I have not been able to get a dentist to see me yet. I am just probably making myself nervous because I don't typically take meds and I have never had to take a UA while on any meds.
hi cbabygirl, You will undoubtedly test positive for the hydrocodone, but don't worry about that. You have a prescription for it, and still having some a month later tells the Doctors that you are not abusing. If you were, your meds would be gone already. Just do take your prescription with you and tell them upfront (before you test) that you have been taking a prescription for pain and are waiting for your appt. That's all you need. And yes, it can tell how much is in your system, which is not a problem unless you've been taking too much in these last few days. That would show a higher level, and since I don't know why you are having a drug screen done, I can't tell you what kind of problem that could be. If you've been taking them as prescribed, I really wouldn't worry about it too much... Good luck, and God bless... beanmarie
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