Will Soma show up in Drug Test?
Question posted by jendoschrus on 20 June 2010
Last updated on 22 May 2018
This question has also been asked and answered here: Does Soma show up in drug testing?
really really doubt it if you arent abusing it. i actually just took a hair follicle and urine test for court, real court, and i had been prescribed vicodin and tramadol and also had taken soma within the past 90 days. None of them showed up not even on the urine test. I didnt "abuse" any of these drugs and never had but it really made me wonder how much people have to take to get caught.
My answer to your question is that It is extremely unlikely. And here is the reason. Soma is a first cousin of a drug called Meprobamate that was developed by Wallace Labratories in the late 1940's and early 1950's and sold for many years on prescription under the brand name of Equanil as an anti-anxiety agent. Soma IS NOT related to barbiturates as one person answered, but is in a distinctly different class of drugs known as the carbamates. Most drug screens that are done for employment reasons are designed to pick up illegal street drugs such as Heroin, (however Vicodin and others in the opioid family and legally prescribed will give a positive result, as will poppy seeds in breads or foods), marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine. These drug screens are a "quick and dirty" screen that can often give false positives.
With Soma being in a completely different class and chemically unrelated to these main 4 groups plus the fact Soma is the only drug in use today in this group that is still marketed and prescribed legally, I highly doubt it would be tested for unless your are asking this question in regards to other very sophisticated drug or specialized drug screens or test was being done, which are expensive. Then it could be tested for by request of the person conducting the test. So my answer is NO assuming you are asking in regards to an employment situation.
Employers use the least expensive test to screen for drug use and again are looking for these 4 main street or illegal drugs listed above.
Also if you have a legitimate prescription for Soma, and it were for some reason picked up on a drug screen, your question is moot, since legally prescribed drugs are exempt from drug screenings. Prior to testing, one is usually asked up front if they are taking prescription medications prescribed by a licensed medical person and what they are. Hope this helps answer your original question. RUDYRX
Hi :) Soma (Carisoprodol HCL) has a first pass metabolite which is meprobamate ( a barbituric acid like substance). This "Can" trigger a positive EMIT screening test (urine) but will NOT likely be confirmed. So, to make it more clear, The Answer Is "NO"... Hope this helps you..
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