When taking a urine drug test, does oxycontin and oxycodone come up as the same drug? I took a 40mg oxycontin on a monday and was drug tested on thurs. I am tested once a month from my pain mangement dr. to make sure my oxycodone's are in my system. So will the 2 drugs show up as one or is there a differance in them with the drug test?
If your not taking the meds. then why are you going to get them as if I have to ask.
Just teasing, John--that's why I put a smile at the end of my comment!:-) I take Oxycontin daily for severe pain that I've had for 21 years and my insurance company requires that my doctor periodically do a "surprise" drug test to see if it's in my system (I guess to make sure I'm taking it and not selling it!) So far, it's always shown up. Maybe it didn't show up because you only took one and it was out of your system by the time you took the test? I'm not sure--hopefully someone else out there who only takes it occasionally and whose dose is low would know about this and could answer your question. Here's hoping!:-)
Well if you knew that was a misprint then you wouldn't have answered that way. Yes OXYCONTIN did not show up on an 8 panel or 10 panel urine test. Does anybody know why or should I be worried about taking a drug screen for a new job?
Well, John, "oxycotin" wouldn't show up in your system because there is no such medication. Now if you were looking for OxycoNtin...!:-)
My wife works at a st.joes clinic and brought home an 8 panel and 10 panel drug test and I take 40 mg a day. I had just taken an oxycotin earlier that day why didn't it show up on the test?
Everyones system gets rid of drugs at different rates due to a myriad of factors, such as Metabolism, hydration, liver function, kidney, thyroid functions. One would have to be over-using at a high rate, over a long time to be able to tell. Urine is a waste-product. The only way to tell current level of intoxication is through a blood-test.
How long does Norco stay in system?
my friend had a MINUTE amount of cocaine come up 2x in a row. She doesnt do cocaine and her Dr. said it was odd becuz it was the same exact amount both times. She said it wasnt even a lines worth on the test! She had he nurse go on the computer and found out that amoxacillin will give a false positive for cocaine. She had done amoxacillin prior to both tests!
Do they tell u if they are measuring the levels in your blood . My doc jyst does urine test.
Hi Spyz! Your doc is lying to you! You are not even close to being "maxed out" by any means. I take four 60 mg. Oxycontin per day plus up to eight 8 mg. Dilaudid (another opioid). (Oxycontin actually comes in an 80 mg. strength also so not sure how you could be maxed out on 2 - 40 mg. Oxys!) I used to take six 40 mg. Oxycontin (which is extended or gradual release oxycodone) per day plus eight 10 mg. oxycodone (immediate release). The only reason my doc switched me to 60's rather than 40's is because my insurance decided it would only pay for 4 Oxycontin PILLS per day. That could be four 10 mg. Oxys or four 80 mg. Oxys so even though I'm on the same total amount per day (240 mg), I'm forced to take more or fewer mg. per dose than with the 40's simply because it's cheaper for the insurance company this way. Insurance companies care about cost; they don't give a hoot about good medicine or what works best for the patient. What you describe is a typical problem for chronic pain patients--if they say their pain medication dose needs to be higher because it isn't working at the dose prescribed, they're immediately labeled as "drug seekers." Doctors forget that low doses work for some people while even much higher doses may not work for others. My daughter has had to take pain medication on various occasions (broken bones, etc.) and didn't even fill the prescription for Vicodin prescribed in the emergency room because that particular pain med doesn't work for her. When she told them Percocet did work for her, she was told that they "didn't prescribe that" in the ER. She had to wait until she saw an orthopedic specialist a week later who was furious that the ER hadn't given her adequate pain meds (she'd been trying to get by on Ibuprofen) because it kept her from doing the movements necessary to help healing. Once she had the pain medication that worked for HER, healing went much faster and smoother. Six years ago, I was taking a lower dose of Oxycontin which wasn't enough; I was still in significant pain most of the time. I was used to my terrible doctor in Massachusetts who accused me of drug seeking when I told her I hadn't slept more than 2-3 hours our of 24 for the previous 4 months and was falling apart due to lack of sleep (lack of sleep significantly increases my pain) and BEGGED her for help. In spite of bringing my husband to appointments with me as a "witness", she never did anything to help me--which is now considered malpractice in most, if not all, states. My present doctor (in Michigan) didn't respond that way when I told him I was still in significant pain. His response? "It sounds like you need more pain medication." I nearly fell over! He upped my pain meds and worked very hard with me to find a medication set-up that would make sure I'd sleep. I've been with this doc for nearly 6 years now and, for the most part, I sleep quite well and my pain level is tolerable. What's more, since we found what the WORKING doses of pain medication and sleep medication were FOR ME, I haven't needed an increase in the strength or amount of these meds for almost 5 years. Your doc's attitude that it's better for you to suffer than to (God forbid!) need an increase in your dosage at some point is bad medicine. Again, failing to adequately treat a patient's pain and leaving them suffering is a malpractice issue in many. if not all, states. Check it out! :-) No one should be condemned to a life of pain just because their doctor is cowardly and misinformed.
Those urine test sometimes will produce a false positive reading they need to wait 10 minutes for the results not 2 minutes had it happen to me. Also if ya really belive he didn't use cocaine go to your primary dr & get retested or draw blood & see if the result is different ?
Cynthia, wisegirl Is at the rite site its just that it was not a recent post. Also, i have a new pain doc who said he was scared to take me because im on 2 20mg oxycontin plus 4 30mg oxycodone per day. He said im maxed out and he wont know what to do in the future. He said he is worried about my compliance since i told him up front that 6 work better for me. I have neve taken 4 per day and yes, it is possible to get 0 pain but not at the levels they prescribe. I can take 10 a day and no, its not to get high but to be more active. My body metabolizes it quick like lightening and ive never even had the luxury of 'getting high' i simp,y have high tolerance to everything. I u derstand that they are afraid of DEA BUT they need to understand that we are afraid of not having a life. Why should we get dismissed? Cant we agree to disagree with each others methods? Does a diabetic get dismissed if he eats a candy bar and needs an extra shot of insulin?
Wise Girl - Are you at the wrong site? Your post appears to be a response to another post that isn't on this site. :-)
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Mba, I hate too say but the truth is absolutely correct!!! There is no way someone would waste cocaine putting it in your husbands soda! If it was detected in djs drug test its because he him self used it or as the truth said sells it, but again it would have to be an excessive amount of hands-on on a daily basis....
Marjorie. I have the same problem with medicine but unfortunately my doctors are not as understanding as yours. Did you ever find out what causes your body to do that with meds?
I'm asking the same thing because all meds was stolen except my hubby's cotin 60 mg but I take roxycodone 15 mg will it show up different in urine test I've tried doing without but withdraws are to bad but don't want to lose my dr I did report but still want me to pay again to get some more which I can't function without my meds we turned the 2 people in that broke in my house
I am 21 years old and was rear ended in a relatively severe car accident when I was 17. For the first few years of my treatment for low back pain, doctors would just scoff and me and write off everything I was saying - assuming because I was young, I was just seeking pain medication to abuse it. I finally hired and attorney to help me with my case, both for treatment and suing the piece of s*** who ruined my life. He got me in with the BEST doctor I have EVER seen. I started seeing him about a year and a half ago, only to find out I have 2 herniated discs, a bulging disc, and a partially ruptured disc in my L3, L4, L5, and S1. I have been on 10mg oxycodone partnered with multiple treatments - rhizotimy and facet injections - and my pain is much easier to manage now. I obviously still have my good and bad days, the frigid weather we experience in the north east is no help on the bad days :p It has been such a bumpy ride for me, and my age and appearance (piercings and tattoos) has made it way harder than it should have been for me to find adequate treatment. I have relocated to another state for work but continue to see the same doctor where I lived before. It is so hard to find a doctor that doesn't profile you and doesn't immediately assume you are "one of the addicts".
I m on pain mgmt and get 90 oxycodone 5 mg hcl. I jave spinal stenosis crisjed carpel tunnels( both hands ) and a torn rotator cuff. The torn rotator cuff and carpel tunmals result from police brutality. The rotator cuff injury jas become more apparent in the past five weeks and i have had to take more of my meds to relieve the pain. I go to my pain mgmt Dron Jan 27. I took a u.a. last visit and think my levels will be down as not only do they do a five panel they send it to a lab (why) and suggestions. Willy levels be down and since i have run short ( i have three left for the 26 Jan will my levels be ok?
So true, "peetsy"! The government likes to pretend they're doing something about the drug abuse problem but the end result of much of what they do is to, first, hurt and mistreat true chronic pain patients who must take narcotic pain relievers in order to relieve their agonizing pain and have some sort of life and, secondly, criminalize the doctors who are responsibly trying to help their patients. Meanwhile, the abusers and addicts always find a way to get around the barriers continually being created by agencies such as the DEA and go on abusing and misusing these same medications, apparently without missing a beat, while patients with severe, disabling pain are often treated like criminals and receive less effective pain relief due to changes in formulations intended to foil drug addicts; additionally, the pain patients' doctors often end up throwing in the towel (like your doc) because they are sick of constantly worrying that they'll be harassed by law enforcement simply for doing the right thing for their suffering patients. Of course, the situation isn't helped by some doctors who also assume that a chronic pain patient on narcotics just "likes their high", as I heard one physician say in a lecture. Such ignorant assumptions infuriate me; I've had chronic severe pain for 20 years and been on narcotics for 13, and have NEVER been even remotely close to being "high". I'm sure many true chronic pain patients who use narcotics can attest to the fact that all the opioids do is give them a chance at a life with less pain where they can function at least moderately well--and being "high" is not part of that life.
Every body processes medications differently. I have poor absorption (malabsorption) and I vomit quite frequently due to my severe GERD that leads to bad coughing spells that end up with me vomiting. So my levels are never the same. The Government treats all pain patients as criminals, but ont he other hand they also treat the Dr's as criminals. My PC is ending all pain mngt patients and we have to find someone else. After 30 years of not abusing my medications, why does the government still make me go through all these hoops.
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