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Do painkillers affect drug test results?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Question: If you took a pain pill 20 hours before you took a drug test will you pass your drug test it's a swab test
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Answered by Dr. Soujanya (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, we can pass, it doesn't matter

Detailed Answer:

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I have gone through your query and understand your concern whether taking painkiller would affect the drug test.

I can say, definitely not as pain pathway is mostly different, so nothing to worry.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Soujanya (11 hours later)
what about if you took at adderal
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Answered by Dr. Soujanya (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Aderall can be detected in urine for 2- 4 days after ingestion.

Detailed Answer:

But infact adderall is amphetamine, that is cerebral stimulant, which may decrease the threshold of pain perception.

But pain killers doesn't have any role in interference of drug test.

Aderall can interfere urine drug test, that it can be detected for 2-4 days after ingestion.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Soujanya, Psychiatrist
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Do painkillers affect drug test results?

Brief Answer: Yes, we can pass, it doesn't matter Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I have gone through your query and understand your concern whether taking painkiller would affect the drug test. I can say, definitely not as pain pathway is mostly different, so nothing to worry. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.