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Does Nubain show up on a urine drug screen

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Does Nubain show up on a urine drug screen?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 6 years ago.
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JACUSTOMER-l84klh47- :

Does nubain test positive on a urine drug test?

JACUSTOMER-l84klh47- :

Yes?

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This drug is quite difficult to detect in most urine testing kits...........

Dr J Burk :

If you are using it then you may well get a clear result

Dr J Burk :

If you want to test for it then you will need to speak to the lab that you are using so as they can screen specifically for it

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JACUSTOMER-l84klh47- :

Is nubain a controlled substance?

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Yes of course - it is a synthetic opioid similar to oxycodone

JACUSTOMER-l84klh47- :

Why then doesn't it show up on most urine tests, I assume oxycodone would?

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Dr J Burk :

Only tiny ammounts of metabolites are found in the urine - hence it is more difficult to detect.

JACUSTOMER-l84klh47- :

With other narcotics there are more metabolites in the urine?

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Yes - morhine . heroin , oxycodone etc etc are all more easily detected

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JACUSTOMER-l84klh47- :

I assume the level in the urine is proportional to the amount taken in the preceding day or two?

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That would be correct -although the half life is fairly short and the usual dosage quite small - even regular users can pass a urine test

JACUSTOMER-l84klh47- :

Over the 2 days prior to my test I took 5 mg of Norco (hydrocodone) each day. Any thoughts on what my level would be like?

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That is heavily excreated in the urine.........

Dr J Burk :

You should expect a positive result.........

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Thank you

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