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I'm a victim of a false ositve . I need help figuring out why my test results say positive for opiates broken down morphine. I have never taken morphine.what could cause this. I'll I have taken is mucinex over the counter cough medicine DayQuil and tramadol.
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Hello, this is Dr. Stan, thank you for your question. I am U.S. trained,

Board Certified and I have 30 years of patient experience and I am here to help you today.

It is possible to get a false positive using DayQuill (antihistamine and cough suppressant). Ask that the test be repeated and explain that you were taking over the counter DayQuill. May I assume this was a random test at work? Unfortunately, this is your only recourse.

Thank you for allowing me to provide assistance.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Does it break down metaboiz into morphine?
Doctor: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Dextromethorphan which is in DayQuill can be interpreted as a morphine metabolite. When the test is repeated, specific elements will be evaluated to differentiate the two.

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