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Taking methadone, hydralazine, simvastatin and bupropion. Tested positive for morphine. How is it possible?

I was tested positive for morphine (LCMSMS) I take several medications like claritan,hydrochlothiazide,hydralazine,simvastatin,labetal hcl,bupropion,lisinopril,and nitrostat could any of these drugs caused my urine to be dirty with morphine (opiates) I also take methadone 35mg. the clinic already detected that amphetamines was detected because of one of the blood pressure pills. I had to gooogle that info because they didnt know and it also said that my urine could be falsely detected because of the meds i am on please explain how did i get morphine in my urine oh predinisone as well for my asthma . sr thanks
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Your Positive test for morphine is due to methadone.

Methadone is synthetic opioid , mainly used for opium de-addiction and as analgesic in some countries.
So you may have positive test for morphine.

Many steroids including prednisolone or dexamethasone are used for treatment of acute asthmatic attack. So it is possible to have detection in sample.

I hope I have addressed your concern.

Answered: Fri, 7 Jun 2013
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