Claritin-D and drug testing?
I recently started taking Claritin D for allergies-I don't have insurance and seems to be the only thing that works well for me. However, I am currently starting to look for employment. One dose contains 240 mg of pseudoephedrine. Would this show up as a narcotic on a drug test, since it's the main ingredient in meth? I obviously don't have a prescription for it, since it's OTC, and don't have insurance so I can't go to the dr. and get one. If it would show up as a positive for narcotics, how long would I have to not take it to not get a positive result? My allergies are really bad and I don't want to have to stop taking it if I don't have to.
Asked By: Scarlett Hussein, Dirty Liberal - 4/25/2007
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It will show up in your urine as a stimulant, sweetie. You should take PLAIN Claritin (Target sells their generic bottle of 100 pills for around $17) and start using nasal saline... More
Answered By: MrsZ - 5/2/2007
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When drug testing is done, they ask you if you're taking any meds. Be sure to tell them about the Claritin-D, and you'll be fine. They're used to such meds.
Answered By: TeriR - 4/25/2007
There's no need to be concerned. Pseudoephedrine is not an illegal substance, also methamphetamine is not a narcotic.
Answered By: pure_genius - 4/25/2007
they are actually looking for meth not pseudoephedrine in the drug tests. but to be safe tell them ahead of time that you are taking Claritin-D (legal) and there won't be an issue as long as you are not doing meth, Vick's Vapor Inhaler, Ritalin and a handfull of other prescription drugs which will test positive for... More
Answered By: brianbelotti - 4/25/2007
You should be fine.
Answered By: Vicki C - 4/29/2007
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