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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: 19 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 19 days ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. David replied 19 days 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.