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I am a recovering alcoholic who suffers from PTSD due to

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I am a recovering alcoholic who suffers from PTSD due to childhood sexual abuse. I occasionally have panic attacks and have been prescribed Xanax on occasion. Well I had a panic attack the other day and had some Xanax at home from a two year old script. I got a new script because my panic attacks worsened. As a consultant I was asked to take a drug test for a prospective client which I did the day after taking the 2 year old Xanax but before getting the new script. I know the Xanax will show up in the drug test and was not aware at the time that taking old medication was not legal and the MRO would likely not accept old script. Can you provide guidance please
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

Thanks for this question

Taking old meds is not illegal.

You simply didn't know.

Your new script should suffice

and if it doesn't then your doctor should be able to give you a note explaining the situation

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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