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Other - Really scared about drug test - Nucynta - please help

Discussion in 'Opiates & Opioids' started by WorriedInJersey, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. WorriedInJersey

    WorriedInJersey Newbie

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    Nov 16, 2012
    53 y/o from U.S.A.
    I recently took one 50 mg Nucynta and the next day (almost 24 hours later) had to do a pre-employment drug test... It was a standard 10 panel urine test. I am scared to death that I am going to fail because of the nucynta. I was given the pill by a friend because I hurt my back helping them move a piece of furniture. So, I don't have a scrip for nucynta. I DO have a scrip for meperidine.... would they show the same?

    So -- my questions (1) will the pill make me test positive for opiates / opiods on the test; and (2) if so, will I be able to use my scrip to meperidine to explain it? Or am I screwed?

    Any advice is welcome... I am totally freaking out about it. :s
  2. baZING

    baZING Newbie

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    Nov 15, 2009
    from U.S.A.
    I can't say for sure, but I am almost 100% positive tapentadol will NOT be on a standard, 10-panel drug test.

    The reason I'm nearly certain is both from personal experience, and the fact that on Nucynta's website under the question "My healthcare professional requires that I undergo periodic drug screening. Will NUCYNTA® ER show up on my screening test?" It says:

    This, to me, makes it sound as though a specific test or laboratory is needed to test for tapentadol... but maybe I'm reading it wrong.

    Meperidine will likely not be an adequate explanation for a positive tapentadol result, though you could always claim false positive if you're desperate.

    I don't think this will be an issue. Don't take my word for it, but I'm pretty confident.

    Please let us know how you make out.
  3. regretful

    regretful Newbie

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    Oct 24, 2013
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    The normal piss test shouldn't show it up only if they specifically test for it. as far as I know