Well, vicks inhalers contain l-methamphetamine
, which is very close in structure to street meth
which is d-methamphetamine, except l-methamphetamine is much weaker and not really a good high.
Now. anybody using a vicks inhaler as directed would not have enough metabolite in their system to even have it show up. However, it is possible to extract the l-methamphetamine from several inhalers and ingest that, and if you did you would test positive for the l-methamphetamine.
So if the person testing your sample gets a positive for meth, they are going to to run a confirmation test to eliminate any false positives.
l-meth and d-meth produce two different metabolites, but they are similar enough that depending on the cut-off levels you are being tested for, they will show up as the same thing.
So lets say the guy calls you and asks what medications you are taking. Of course he will only call you if there is a positive result. So you can either say you abuse vicks inhalers, which makes you look like a douchebag, but is legal and you will have to take another test.
But don't forget the two really good things going in your favor: he should have called by now, and you did a small amount, and you don't usually do it.
So if he does end up calling, there is a good (but not great) chance the vicks inhaler excuse will work.
What job are you applying for? Some occupations have lower cut-off levels.