I have been taking drug tests for 4 years now and I have never failed for methamphetamine. I take Suboxone 12mg/day, Adderall 20mg 2xday, albuterol aerosol as needed, albuterol sulfate as needed, Advair 500mg 2xday. I also take mini thins (over the counter), Robitussin, 5hr energy. I dont understand how I came up positive now though. I have taken these for a while now and nothing has showed up before. I have done everything that CPS has court ordered me to do for my son to come home and he came home a month ago and the case was almost dismissed. This false positive has made my world crumble around me and I need to find out what happened to that test! Please someone help me!
I recently have failed a drug test for methamphetamines. What could have made a false positive?
- 8 Apr 2011 by ajasicki
- 22 January 2019 (3 months ago)
- adderall, suboxone, narcolepsy, bronchospasm prophylaxis, opiate dependence, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), asthma - acute, asthma - maintenance, albuterol, methamphetamine, drug test
I trust that you're saying that you have NOT used methamphetamines, but are coming up with a false positive ? I looked into my research (I work in the substance abuse field) - and I suspect that the "culprit" is the Robitussin.
Anywhere, here's a (long!) list of medications that are likely to result in a false positive for methamphetamine:
<< Over-the-counter cold and allergy remedies that contain ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, propylephedrine, phenylephrine or desoxyephedrine: Nyquil, Contactd, Sudafed, Allerest 12-Hour, A.R.M., Triaminic 12, Ornade, Tavist-D, Dimetapp, Sinex, Neosynephrine, Actifed, Bayer Selectd Maximum Strength Sinus Pain Relief Caplets, Contact Non-Drowsy Formula Sinus Caplets, Dristan Cold Caplets, Maximum Strength Sine-Aid Tablets, Maximum Strengeth Sudafed Sinus Caplets, Maximum Strength Tylenol Sinus Gelcaps, No Drowsiness Sinarest Tabs, Sinus Excedrin Extra Sterength Caplets, Characol Sinus, Drixoral Cold and Flu, Efidac/24, Phenergan-D, Robitussin Cold and Flu. Over-the-counter diet aids containing phenylpropanolamine: Dexatrim, Accutrim. Over-the-counter nasal sprays: Vicks inhaler, Afrin. Asthma medication: Marax, Bronkaid tablets, Primatine Tablets. Prescription medication: Amfeprainone, Cathne, Etafediabe, Morazone, phendimetrazine, phenmetrazine, benzphetamine, fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine, dexdenflurarnine, Redux, mephentermine, Mesocarb, methoxyphenamine, phentermine, amineptine, Pholedrine, hydroymethamphetamine, Dexedrine, amifepramone, clobenzorex, fenproyorex, mefenorex, fenelylline, Didrex, dextroamphetamine, methphenidate, Ritalin, pemoline, Cylert, selegiline, Deprenyl, Eldepryl, Famprofazone >>
Hopefully, if you give this information to them, they'll allow you to schedule another test - and be sure that beforehand, you AVOID any medication that may cause the false results, especially the Robitussin. I pray all goes well for you and your son. Bravo for cooperating with CPS and doing everything you could to bring him home - that's wonderful.
ajasicki, Adderal is an amphetamine. it's used for OCD, ADD ADHD, etc... This is why you tested positive for amphetamines, because you are taking one. it 's a stimulant that actually has a calming effect if used correctly for the things I mentioned before. If you have a legal prescription for it, and I'm assuming you do, then just get a letter from your doctor explaining why he is prescribing it for you and you should be alright. it is a perfectly legal drug of choice for the above problems, works very well. NIK
I know that Adderall shows up as amphetamine... are u sure it is not just amphetamine... I am not sure if in conjuction with some of the other stuff it may show up as methamphetamine... its a thought. Good luck!
albuterol is the reason i think because the same thing happened to me
It's the adderall. I took it as well. Google it, its listed as a controlled substance
this drug screen about a 95 % level of accuracy which actually means that approx. 5% of the positives are by definition false and 5% of the negative readings are false.
Robitussin is one of the meds that can have you test positive
I would think the Adderall and inhaler might cause a false dirty
It seems that you also suffer from respiratory conditions and several asthma medications contain Ephedrine, which is derived from a plant but contains alkaloids that can make a Positive in drug screenings.
This plant is a bronchodilator.
Also the Amphetamines will give you a huge Positive in drug screenings.
Yes, Adderall can and will show up on a basic methamphetamine test. At that point, the lab should proceed to using standardized differentiation tests to figure out the source of the methamphetamine which will narrow it down to Adderall providing you haven't used a methamphetamine within 7 days from testing.
If you have been on all these meds before and you have been tested clean then the only answer is the 95% rule. These tests are only 95% accurate.
The Adderall will show up as a false positive for Methamphetamines.
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