My doctor did a drug screen on me in his office and said that I had Oxycodone in my system but I know for a fact the only medicine I took was the Hydrocodone perscriped to me. He gave me a seven day supply while we are waiting from the results from the lab..Does the lab perform a different kind of screen that would show only what I truly had in my system?
Why would Oxycodone show on a urine test when all I take is Hydrocodone?
Question posted by hotmama40 on 11 Oct 2011
Last updated on 15 May 2013
that happened to me, my doctor said on the generic drugs, sometimes other things will show up cause they get cross contamination. i think it's because they dont clean up real well after making a batch of medication. i take oxycodone, but hydrocodone showed up in my urine test. he said as long as it was a very small amount, that's probably what happened.
The exact same thing happened to my friend! She barely takes her Hydrocodone, she's allowed 4 a day but she takes 2, 3 max. Her Dr. was pretty cool about it, she's been a patient for years and she told him, NO! NO! FALSE! The lab's can get very specific - like the one in the dr.'s office might just show opiates, but if they do a gas spectragram (I think that is what it's called) it will break it down to exactly what type and if you took it the day before. Except Florida, most pain managements have to show you're taking them everyday & not selling them. I had another friend so hooked she'd pay $80.00 for 1 80mg Roxy. Thank God I got on Sub before all this OxyContin & Roxy stuff. I was prescribed Oxycontin, but thankfully I wasn't impressed. It's strang e the only 2 things that ever really got me was nasal stadol for migraines & blue Lortab 10.
I would dream about them, I was up to about 600 a month for just me. Thank God for sub. I never really had a drinking problem, but I don't know if it's the sub or what - but I can barely finish 1 drink. Good luck, and I hope things work out for you!
That's strange. Same happened to my husband. He took a urine test for his doctor, and it came up as hydromorphine. We've never even heard of such a thing. He had only had hydrocodone the week before. His doctor stopped seeing him and referred him to drug counseling. We looked it up online and sometimes your system can mix drugs and break them down into other substances. Although he didn't take that particular drug, his body fooled the test. Hopefully the lab will confirm you're clear.
false positive-this initial screening is unreliable. That's why they do one in a real one in a lab. One grandson lost a job because of that. He was on probation, so the PO put him in jai,l and he lost his job. They released him 2 weeks later with a compensation check and a letter clearing him of any drug use, but his job was gone. The actual lab work that's being done will clear you.
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