I have a friend who takes pain meds on a regular basis, for back pain.Recently she had a drug test, and methadone showed up. She had no idea that she was taking Methadone. Would a Dr. include Methadone in her regular pain medication?
No, don't believe a doctor could slip in methadone without her knowing it. She may have tested falsely positive because of another medication she may have taken. Has she taken any over the counter medicines before the drug test such as Nyquill cold medicine? It will cause a false positive for methadone.
Hello judson22, i would say no definately not. im pretty sure the doctor could be at risk for disciplinary action if they were to prescribe methadone without the knowledge of the patient. Not all doctors are certified to prescribe methadone either, well not in Australia anyway. Maybe the lab made an error, i also know of occassions that your metabolism can change the negative and positive of a drug being in your system eg: it can discard the main ingredient of a med through your urine quickly thus leaving a result for something else. I take serepax and my doc thought i was selling them because my urine test showed no sign of oxepam ( diazepam family ) but showed something i hadnt even heard of in my urine test. The doc rang the lag n this was their answer.
- Methadone Information for Consumers
- Methadone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methadone (detailed)
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