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Can ciprofloxacin cause a false positive for methamphatamine?

May 2014
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will ciprofloxacin XXXXXXX cause a false positive for methamphatamine ??250 mgtab ,or hydrocodon-acetaminophn10-325
Posted Wed, 15 Jan 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 53 minutes later
Brief Answer: Ciprofloxacin causes false positive test results Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing in to us. Ciprofloxacin belongs to Fluoroquinolones group of medications. These are known to cause false positive drug screen on immunoassay testing of urine samples for opiates. While hydrocodone is a synthetic opiate, methamphetamine is member of the family of phenethylamines which is a potent central nervous system stimulant. However, depending on the manufacturer of the testing kit ciprofloxacin can cause a false positive even for methamphetamines. Hope your query is answered. Do write back if you have any doubts. Regards, Dr.Vivek
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