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when using baking soda to test clean for meth how long befor

Customer Question

when using baking
soda to test clean for meth how long befor test is optimum &will it show as a alterant?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Family Physician replied 3 years ago.
When did you last use methamphetamine?

When are you scheduled for a test?

Why is the test being done?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Mondy 20th 4:00pm used and will be tested on Thursday at 4:00 pm also I need for prescibed Methadone to show. For my Drs. information befor she will renew my script for methadone.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am using now and be out by 4:00pm Monday 1/21
I am scheduled to give UA on Thursday at 4:00pm.

Expert:  Family Physician replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question:

Methamphetamine can be detected in urine for approximately 3 days. There is LOTS of misinformation on the web regarding various home remedies that claim to prevent drugs from showing on test.

The reality is that consuming baking soda will NOT hasten the elimination of the drug to any significant degree. This approach can actually be medically dangerous, since large amounts of baking soda can cause acid-base disorders in the body.

By 4PM on the 24th, you should have a negative test if you stop using immediately. TIME is the only way to have a negative test.