Need advice on whether to keep my license or let it go - page 2

by NurseyRN4u

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i have been a very dedicated nurse for over 17 years and am now faced with possibly of having to give up my license all because of one dui. i have never been in trouble and have always made the right decisions except this one... Read More


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    My understanding is that Wellbutrin may cause a false positive for amphetamines, not THC proper.


    Taking any Ibuprofen?

    Google search (unsubstantiated quote):

    "...Ibuprofen, contained in Advil, Nuprin, and Mortin, can make a positive result for marijauna. The EMIT test (an immunoassay test) has therefore been changed to use a different enzyme to eliminate false positives due to Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen in very high doses will still interfere with both the EMIT and the GC/MS (Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer) test. Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is a common pain reliever that (even in low dosages) used to cause a false THC positive on the EMIT test. The EMIT has been changed to use a different enzyme to eliminate false positives due to Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen in very high doses will still interfere with both the EMIT and the GC/MS. There is some conflicting data here because some sources say that the GC/MS tests can distinguish between Ibuprofen and THC (as well as other over-the-counter drugs)..."

    Taking protonix? That one is known to cause a false positive.

    Good luck. Sorry for your troubles.
    Last edit by Guttercat on Nov 25, '11
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    get the pharmacist(s) to write the doctor a letter!!!!!!


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