Will taking a cough syrup (Vicks Nyquil) show up in a drug test?
Question posted by GREEK ONE on 11 April 2011
Last updated on 20 February 2018
If they test for alcohol it could show up as well depending on the time you took the medicine and the time you took the drug screen. Nyquil has a high amount of alcohol in it. It also can contain pseudoephedrine which can show positive as an amphetamine. If you do get a false positive, ask for confirmation by GC-MS-gas chromatograph-mass spectrometry. This test is more expensive and you may have to pay for it yourself but it will differentiate the false positives. It is used to confirm or dispute false positives. It is extremely accurate.
Highly doubtful! I've never heard of it showing up like the previous post said.
Vicks Nyquil - Can Cause False Positive For Ecstasy (MDMA), Methamphetamines.
All the best and take care.
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