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Failing a drug test
Hi I've been taking tramadol sandoz 200mg,(Ultram) now for the past 3 yrs after a car accident fractured my upper back, it has really helped, but now I have been sacked from my job after failing a drug test, it comes up as benzodiazepine, an the lab said I had oxazepam in my system, does any1 know this to be true???? Please help
AskDocWeb: What you are describing is called a False Positives. That link shows a long list of the substances that might show up on a drug test. And while Tramadol is on that list it has not been reported to show up as benzodiazepine.
I also have been taking Ultram for several years. I started at 50mg twice a day and am now at 200mg extended release once a day. I take it for fibromyalgia pain which has worsened over the years. IF I forget to take my pill my body lets me know! Within 12 hours the aches and pains and fatigue begin to accumulate and I feel so bad. Then i realize why and take my Ultram and soon return to my normal level of function. I'm not addicted to Ultram. It just works. And I need it or I cant work.
I have had no problems taking this med. I have had to use it for occasional migraines, and on rare occasions for minor nerve pain in my leg. One pill at night usually does fine for me then I can go weeks or even months without needing another one. I only recently discovered that it helps for cough as well. I have not had to take it more than once or twice for this. About 9 days,ago I ended up with symptoms of bronchitis...this was not caused by the ultram as it has been about 2 months since the last time I had to take it. It works,wonderfully.
Only advice is to be careful and responsible in its use. Some people who need management of symptoms more frequently probably shouldn't use it. Only problem I have experienced is that if I don't go to sleep right away after taking it, I do feel a bit restless. Benadryl is safe to take with this,so if I have trouble sleeping, it is gentle enough to take for sleep so since it is safe with ultram I find I have good luck with that. Best of luck to everyone.
Drug test looks like PCP
I've been on ultram for around four years I found out I was pregnant and got myself off of it after I had the baby I began taking my dose of one qid for around two days and I wasn't feeling well so my husband took me to the hospital and they did a urine drug screen and it came back as PCP... The test was never sent to toxicology so now I'm dealing with a cps case because it looks like I took PCP. What can I do to fix this? I assure you I didn't take PCP... Help feedback... Could I have developed a sensitivity to the tramadol? I've done it with 2 antibiotics I've took all my life bacterium and cipro. HELP!!
AskDocWeb: You don't need to develop a sensitivity to Tramadol in order to test positive for PCP when taking Tramadol. According to Michael E. Mullins, M.D., Medical Toxicologist with the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Tramadol may test false positive for PCP. See the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and click on "more" to see the full post. Your legal representative may find that helpful. Also the fact that the test was not confirmed may be a factor in your favor.
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