Does Methadone Show Up As A Opiate On Drug Tests

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gil Says:
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I would like to know if norcos and methadone both show up as barbiturates or opiates basically in the same category in a hair follicle test?

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AB Says:
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They will show up as opiates.

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sdub Says:
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Methadone is in its own category on a 12 panel test. It will not show up as an opiate i have first hand experience. .i don't know about norcos though. .i think they will show up as an opiate..Neither will show up as a barbiturate.

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valjack Says:

IMHO the doctors are making excuses/lies to drop their compliant patients, I have received this treatment also. I was a model pain patient. My guess is they are being scared to continue to prescribe methadone at the lectures they must attend in order to keep license in good standing.
I was on methadone for 20+ years. I am also living with co-infection hiv/hcv. I just finished a medical clinical trial with these new miracle no side effect drugs to cure me of hepatitis C. In order to be accepted in the clinical trial I had to get off methadone (low dose). I slid over to Suboxone no problem whatsoever.
I started methadone in 1994 at a morning clinic where you stand on line for the drink 365 days a year. Liquid handcuffs. I was relieved when my doctor referred me a few years later to his pain doctor that agreed to take me as a pain patient so I could just fill my prescription once a month at CVS. I was in NJ/NYC all during this. Then I moved down south in a remote area. Found pain doctor but had to pay cash, would not accept my Medicaid. Being on methadone as a pain patient is still a real pain because at any moment the doctor can make any excuse if they want to stop prescribing to you. Then, you are at a scramble with time limitation to find a replacement. Usually if you look hard enough you can find a replacement but it may be extremely far to travel and very expensive.
The STIGMA is huge when you are on methadone. Just the stigma alone is enough reason to want OFF. Horrible drug. Very cheap to make so these clinics are making tons of money. The one I went to in past only accepts cold hard cash. No debit, no credit. No checks. The only reason I can think of is because it is a sleazy operation. One place I was forced to go to when I moved across the state gave me colored water with no methadone in it. I got sick as a dog. Talk about sleazy! That was in Camden, New Jersey.

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Momfighting4custody Says:
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I am in a methadone clinic and have also been on probation so I know for a fact methadone doesn't show up as an opiate. Methadone is tested for seperatly. However, if their checking for opiates their going to check for methadone too.

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Jade Says:
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So I have a 5 panel pretrial urine screen test weekly. The 5 panel tests for opiates, methamphetamines, thc, benzos, and pcp. There is no panel for methadone. I am in a daily liquid dose methadone clinic. So since there is no panel for methadone, would it test positive as an opiate? As I did read that methadone is a severe narcotic opiate in a ER pamphlet. Please I really need an answer because I keep testing positive for opiates, and my court date is in a month. Also it's weird because I am on a high dose of xanax/benzo, but that panel always comes out negative. Someone please shed some light on this situation. It would be much appreciated. As I've been researching for an answer, it's a split 50/50 answer.

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jade Says:
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So I am in pretrial testing on a 5 panel drug screen. Obviously methadone does not have a panel of its own. With that in mind, would methadone automatically fall under opiates for a 5 panel since there is no panel for Methadone? Also IDK where you are getting probation but I think I'm about to be on probation do you know if the pretrial 5 panel drug testing is the same testing for probation or does probation have a much more of an extensive test as in more panels or even sending it to a lab?

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KD Says:

Methadone will show up as METHADONE on most ten panel tests. METHADONE IS NOT AN OPIATE. ITS AN OPIATE BLOCKER. If you don't believe me try taking methadone and suboxone, another opiate blocker, and see if that works out for you. If it doesn't kill you, you will wish you were dead. Good luck.

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Vicki Says:
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Will methadone show up as opiates in a strip test at my pain clinic? I go to a pain clinic and I'm prescribed 15mg of oxycodone but they were stolen so I have been taking my old prescription of methadone. Will they show up as opiates?

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kt Says:
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Your very wrong. Methadone isnt an opiate blocker. Yes suboxone is. That is why you can take methadone or other opiates such as heroin or oxys and you wont get sick you just wont feel the effects of the drugs. But if your on methadone or heroin oxy etc and then take suboxone or bupernophine you will go into immediate precipitated withdrawel think day 3 hanging out times 10. The reason this happens is the way suboxone/bupe works on the receptors in your brain. If it detetcs opioids it will fight to attatch onto the receptors. The reason you can take methadone or heroin after having sub/bupe is because it will already be on your brain receptors and will just block the opiates therefore you feel nothing no high. Trust me ive done it both ways and have been on both medications. Dont ever take suboxone after taking methadone though your right about that.

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Persphone Says:
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Norcos will be positive for opiates. Not methadone took a couple yesterday and took a test today negative for opiates for whoever these people are posting that methadone is an opiates get your facts straight they have to specifically test for methadone. You people make me sick it's called research!!!!!

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IH8myPain Says:
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I am on the methadone program. I am a 112 lb female & was taking opiates daily up until recently. How long are opiates detectable in a U/A? Also, if I took opiates only 1x/week, would 3 days be enough time to test clean?

One last thing... I was looking at all my previous U/A results and it showed positive for methadone AND opiates... Methadone shows up as methadone and I always thought methadone was an opiate but the clinic says methadone is an opiate blocker. It is liquid methadone they give you, so do they add an opiate blocker to it or is methadone really not an opiate? I'm confused!

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