Urgent Question about Urine Drug Test - page 2
Does anyone know if Imodium (OTC) shows up in a urine drug screen? I know that lotomil is a narc, but imodium lists it's s/e as drowsiness,etc (never expirenced these though). Someone please help!... Read More
Jan 11, '05Quote from jaimealmostRNI've been dealing with drug screens for 11 years now for the hospital I work for and I can tell you Immodium doen not show up as a positive substance on a urine drug screen.May I ask where you found this info? I cannot stop taking this med, and although I can get a letter from my specialist if necessary (he doesn't like me taking it but understands why b/c nothing else works), I need to know the facts. NPtoBe where did you get your info? All of my nursing texts say that its not addictive, no abuse potential, etc, but that it's a demerol-like derivitive. I'm freaking out now....... :uhoh21:
Jan 11, '05Ok everyone, I think I need to be committed or something! I was so worried (I CANNOT lose this job) that I went to one of those free-standing (crediable) laboratories and had a urine drug screen this AM. I just spoke with the woman and she said that it was NEGATIVE!!! I also had taken motrin yesterday so I guess that disproves that rumor too hahah . Thank you all (big group "I told you so") for letting me get my delusions out in public.
Jan 12, '05Quote from jaimealmostRN:chuckle That's great news!. Gosh it's hard to believe that my inmates would look me in the eye and lie to me about their positive drug screens.Ok everyone, I think I need to be committed or something! I was so worried (I CANNOT lose this job) that I went to one of those free-standing (crediable) laboratories and had a urine drug screen this AM. I just spoke with the woman and she said that it was NEGATIVE!!! I also had taken motrin yesterday so I guess that disproves that rumor too hahah . Thank you all (big group "I told you so") for letting me get my delusions out in public.
Jan 12, '05First of all according to Micromedex Lomotil is a Class V scheduled substance, so it in fact does have a small abuse potential.
The other is re drug testing- which I just had as I start a travel positon in a couple weeks. One can not have a positive drug test with out you yourself finding out first. All LEGAL drug screens have to be reviewed by a medical review officer- ie a doctor who specializes in this field. He makes the decision if a positive is truely a positive. FOr example you had surgery last week, you screen is going to show positive probalby for narcs and bezodiazapines. But since you have easily verifiable reason for those substances you would be reported to the whom requested the test a negative result. I also believe that the medical review officer cant be employed but the company/people who requested said test.
Also they did not ask in advance what meds I had been taking.
As a side note: It still totally amazes me though that people applying for jobs test positive for THC knowing full well they are going to be tested and still smoke weed.
Jan 12, '05The thing to be concerned with is a change in your urines concentration, if a change in your urines dilution occurs, they will think you are trying to dilute your urine, Imodium is not a narcotic, however it is a antidirrheal, which may cause a change in your unrines sedimentation,be sure and declare all meds you are taking on the UDS. All of the UDS I've taken also test for dilution.
Mar 4, '11I know this is 5 years old or more but imodium absolutely will cause a false positive for opiates on crappy, cheap drug tests. It is an opiate agonist that binds mu receptors in the large intestine just like morphine. It isn't fat soluble and doesn't cross blood brain barrier so has no analgesia or euphoria and is not an abuse drug. Diphenoxylate on the other hand if taken in large quantities will cause euphoria but the atropine will probably make one sick. It likewise will show a positive for opiates