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Would the combination of vicks vapor inhaler, albuterol,

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Would the combination of vicks vapor inhaler, albuterol, methyprednisolone, sudafed, lisinopril and atorvastztin cause a drug rest to shoiw positive for meth amphetimeinr
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Was taking all of the above medicstions listed
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Some are over the countet and some were perscribed I have fsil a drug test and i dont do any recreational drugs
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

ranitidine zantac stomach acid medications, over the counter cold medications, non steroid nasal inhalers like Afrin, and vicks vapor inhaler can cause false positive for amphetamines.

I included an article about prescribed and over the counter medications which can cause false positive results.

with any screening positive test, you still need a MS/GC confirmatory test

if you are not using any amphetamines, then your confirmatory test will not be positive .

let me know if you have questions.