Question by  vazrakar (12)

Will cold medication test positive for methaphetamine?

I am having a drug test done for a possible job and am concerned that the cold medication I have been taken will result in a false positive.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Pre-employment drug testing targets specific illegal drugs. Cold medications do not contain methamphetamine. The tests rarely have false or inaccurate readings.


Answer by  annie52foof (1459)

It should not test positive. The drug behind the counter pseudophedrin is one that is being used illegally as an ingredient to make methaphetamines.


Answer by  kd97 (733)

Negative. Job related drug tests are only for narcotics. Cold medication would not show a false positive for methamphetamines on a test.


Answer by  TMyers (1084)

Depending on the brand of cold medication, yes it is possible to test a false positive for methamphetamine. The probability of a false positive usually depends on the company doing the drug test.

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