Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information > Friends and Family > Friends and Family of Substance Abusers
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read Chat Room

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-14-2009, 08:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
dogged's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 123
sudafed vs cocaine

will sudafed or any of those antihistamines show up as posotive on a drug test for cocaine
dogged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2009, 08:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
Community Greeter
Freedom1990's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 10,056
There are many OTC medications that can give a false positive on the more common urine tests for drugs.
DeVon & the Zoo Crew

‎An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
--Orlando A. Battista

Freedom1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2009, 07:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
Done_With_It's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hollywood
Posts: 9,342
Blog Entries: 15
Originally Posted by dogged View Post
will sudafed or any of those antihistamines show up as posotive on a drug test for cocaine

Yes most def. there are tons of things that can cause a false positive
or a negative if you use a drug test.

Look up Detection of Cocaine in Urine / Toxicology Lab Reports.

Substances or Conditions which can cause false positives
In Urine Tests
Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, propylephedrine, phenylephrine, or desoxyephedrine
(Nyquil, Contact, Sudafed, Allerest, Tavist-D, Dimetapp, etc)
Phenegan-D, Robitussin Cold and Flu, Vicks Nyquil
Over-the-counter diet aids with phenylpropanolamine (Dexatrim, Accutrim)
Over-the-counter nasal sprays (Vicks inhaler, Afrin)
Asthma medications (Marax, Bronkaid tablets, Primatine Tablets)
Prescription medications (Adderall, Amfepramone, Cathne, Etafediabe, Morazone,
...phendimetrazine, phenmetrazine, benzphetamine, fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine,
...dexdenfluramine,Redux, mephentermine, Mesocarb, methoxyphenamine, phentermine,
... amineptine, Pholedrine, hydroymethamphetamine, Dexedrine, amifepramone, clobenzorex,
...fenproyorex, mefenorex, fenelylline, Didrex, dextroamphetamine, methphenidate, Ritalin,
...pemoline, Cylert, selegiline, Deprenyl, Eldepryl, Famprofazone)
Kidney infection, kidney disease
Liver disease, diabetes

Living in fast forward
Hollywood RockStar outta control
Need to rewind real slow
Always Runin
Time to take control

Oh yeah ...

Done_With_It is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2009, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
Social Network Moderator
Impurrfect's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 30,631
I've been told, by someone who performed lab tests, that sudafed and several other OTC meds can cause false positives for METH, particularly if it contains pseudophedrine.

I've not heard of anything that causes a positive for cocaine, other than what cynical mentioned.

Hugs and prayers!

"I'm not where I want to be, but thank God I'm not where I used to be" - Joyce Meyer

"You got what it takes you can win, today is your day to begin. - Shania Twain

(Tinker, Elvis [RIP], Patches [RIP] and Mots - Mouth Of The South)
Impurrfect is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:31 PM.

Design By: SoberRecovery.com