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I had an appt. with my pain clinic. They as always run a

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I had an appt. with my pain clinic. They as always run a urine analysis on patients I tested positive for codeine. I do not take codiene so I'm wondering what the mix up could be I did take COQ10 last night could that come up as the same or similar code on the test
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David. I have read your question and am ready to help.
use of heroine, or morphine can get broken down into codeine.
do you use any of these?
coQ10 would not cause your urine to be positive for codeine.
some quinolone antibiotics such as levaquin or ciprofloxicin can cause false positives for opiates in the urine as well
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not on any of those drugs that you mentioned Heroine or morphine I have been taking Hydrocodone from the pain clinic until now I guess they feel that I'm Lying . I dont have the money or else I would have accepted your phone offer this is the best I can do right now I'm Just really upset for the labeling of my character
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Hydrocodone is a minor metabolite of codeine that is metabolized to hydromorphone and may be excreted in urine at concentrations up to 11% of the codeine concentration
so the hydrocodone can metabolize into codeine.
that is why there is codeine detected in your urine, from the hydrocodone.
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