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I been on the Vivitrol injection for five months. I am also…

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Hello, I been on the Vivitrol injection for five months. I am also nine months clean and sober. I just had a hair follicle test come back positive for "high levels" of amphetamines. I have never used meth. Can this be the result of the Vivitrol testing false positive?

Doctor's Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?

They tested my hair. I'm not sure what u mean by time sensitive...

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Just that i take a once a month injection of Vivitrol.

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vivitrol most likely would not cause false positive for amphetamines

but other agents might such as

Ranitidine (zantac), Brompheniramine, cold medications, nasal decongestants, Phenylpropanolamine, Bupropion, Trazodone, Chlorpromazine, Promethazine can potentailly cause false positive for amphetamines

any positive screening tests needs to be confirmed with a MS/CG confirmatory test

if you haven't used amphetamines before, your confirmatory test will be negative

let me know if you have questions.

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