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Is there a difference between how Concerta 36 mg extended

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Is there a difference between how Concerta 36 mg extended release pills and Adderall 10 mg would show up on a 9 panel drug screen?
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: Urine.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Have been on one form of ADD/ADHD medication by prescription for more than 15 years, provided all such documentation to the NCAA as I was a Division I athlete, never had any issues with testing results, but I just had a pre-employment screening that showed positive. I disclosed the Concerta for which I have active presecription but they asked if it could be something else. The only other medication I have taken is the Adderall, for which I do not have a current prescription - the Concerta was bothering my stomach during final exams so I tried the Adderall.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Yes they are different. Concerts will show up as methylphenidate and ritalinic acid metabolites. Adderall will show up as amphetamines and dextroamphetamine. in 9 panel both can show up as amphetamines, but in confirmatory testing, they can be differentiated as above.
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