During a recent urine screen, I tested positive for Phenobarbital, which I have not taken since I was 6 years old (36 years ago). I do take high doses of Fioricet and Fiorinal and have a prescription. The medical review officer is insisting that I took the Phenobarbital. My job is in jeopardy. I know that there is a barbiturate in both the Fiorinal and Fioricet. Could my 20+ year history of using these drugs cause this? They used the GC MS and are certain that I am "guilty". Help. I REALLY want this job, and will not get it if I cannot figure out the problem. It will cost $150 for a reanalysis (which may have been contaminated) or $600 for a new test. One last detail--as I receive the prescriptions I have to undergo monthly drug testing at my primary care provider's office, and have not had a positive test in 3+ years. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. THANK YOU!
Well I to tested positive for phenobarbital on a drug test. I am on a program for opoid dependence and get tested 3 times a week. all the sudden i test positive for phenobarbital. dont know what it is or why im testing positive for it. a few days later I am randomly drug tested at my employment, and of course I am positive for it again(barbituates). So i get suspended from work and have that on my record now. I have a few nurses and other people trying to figure it out with no luck... All I can think is that someone tried to kill me or ruin my life? but none of us can figure out why I'm testing positive for the drug. with my medications im currently taking, I could have gotten killed. And it bothers me that it was in my drug test also. All I been taking for the past 7 months is an anti-depressant a heartburn pill and a few other meds prescribed by a doctor. My test was positive for over a month with a high amount of milligrams in my confirmation letter.. And the levels are going down now, But I still want to know how it got in my system. I am getting punished and suspended from work over this. I've never even heard of the medicine or dont know anybody who gets it prescribed to either.
- Phenobarbital Information for Consumers
- Phenobarbital Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Phenobarbital (detailed)
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