Prescription Drugs That Lead To False Positive Marijuana Drug Testing

If you have been asked to undertake a marijuana drug test, this piece of information on medications and prescription drugs triggering a false positive drug test would surely be useful to you.

Before we read any further, it is important for you to note that some medications and prescription drugs could lead to positive marijuana drug tests and therefore you should have a clear and complete understanding of which all drugs could give you a positive test.

Ibuprofen is one of the common drugs that can lead to a positive marijuana drug test. Advil, Aleve, Anaprox, Ansaid, Apo-Naproxen, Atripla, B2 Vitamin, Bayer Select Pain Relief Formula, Clinoril, Cramp End Tablets, Datril, Dolobid, Dronabinol (Marinol), and Edecrin are some other medications and prescription drugs that could indicate a positive marijuana test.

Some of the other medications and prescription drugs that may lead to a positive marijuana test are Efavirenz, Excedrin IB, Feldene, Fenoprofin, Flurbiprofen, Genpril, Haltran, Hempseed Oil, Ibuprin, Indocin, Lisuride/Dopergin® Liver Disease, Lodine, Marinol®, Meclomen, Mediprim, Medipren, Midol, Motrin, Nalfon, Naprosyn, Naproxen (Aleve), Navonaprox, NSAIDS, Nuprin, Orudis KT, Oxaprozin, Pamprin®, and PanToprazole.

Other drugs and medications including Phenergan®, Promethazine, Promethegan, ProTon Pump InhibiTors, ProTonix, Riboflavin, Relafen, Rufin, Shampoo containing hemp, Sustiva (Efanirenz), Tolectin®, Trendar Cramp Relief Formula, and Voltaren may also lead to positive marijuana tests.

If you fail a drug test due to any of these medications or prescription drugs, you could straightaway inform the marijuana drug testing authorities about usage of the same. It is always recommended that you disclose this fact before testing so that a positive drug test does not happen to you in the first place. If you have already received a failed marijuana test because of use of any of these medications or prescription drugs, you should immediately request a different type of drug test while emphasizing your innocence. Remember, your confidence could make all the difference and you should defend yourself if wrongly accused.

If the testing authorities are satisfied with your confidence, they would ask you to give a new test after a few days. Before the second test day, you need to avoid fatty acids, sugars, energy drinks, toxins, and stay out of toxic environments. You should also arrange for a prescription and letter from your medical practitioner that authorizes you to use drugs mentioned above. In addition to that, you should consume 6-16 oz glasses of water all long every day but avoid consuming all at once.

Common Reasons for Marijuana Drug Tests

If you are applying for a new job or already employed with the same job for many years and subjected to a random marijuana test, it is important to note that these so-called “random” tests are far from and anything but random. Most employers routinely test workers, especially after they return from parties or vacation although office politics is one of the biggest reasons behind such tests.

One of the biggest reasons why most employers ask employees for drug tests is because they want to reduce liability and insurance costs. Moreover, some employers have to comply with Federal and State Workplace Acts that require them to test all or some of their employees before a contract could be awarded to them. Signs such as slurred words, messy appearance, or intoxications are enough to prompt an employer from asking the employee to give a marijuana drug test. It is worthwhile to note that a big majority of these tests are conducted on the job site, during the work shift.

Some employers order these tests on employees when they are found or appear to be under the influence of banned substances while on the job. Therefore, you should avoid giving any reason for the employer to reasonably suspect that you are under the influence of any banned substance (including marijuana).

A few employers want to create and maintain a work environment that has no place for employees not in a fit state to work, while others use marijuana drug testing as a way to deter employees from using drugs through the threat of random testing. One of the other reasons behind marijuana drug testing is the investigation of industrial accidents wherein the employers are quite prepared to pass on the responsibility of accidents on the employee(s) to avoid compensation or other monetary benefits.

Some employees who have previously tested positive for marijuana and undergoing rehabilitation may generally be asked to offer urine samples to be tested as part of their treatment and rehabilitation programs. This is primarily because most employers and rehabilitation experts are of the view marijuana drug testing is an efficient way to monitor the progress of addicts.

We hope that this information on the common reasons for marijuana drug tests was useful to you in more than just a way.