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Old 08-04-2007, 12:49 AM
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Default would sudafed come up in a drug test??

I will be getting my cdl in about 2 weeks and taking a dot physical/drug screen..... i have a HORRIBLE cold and have been taking lots of sudafed.... would that come up in the testing?? unlikely, but figured I would put the question out there anyway.... does anyone know what specific drugs etc they look for when testing urine??
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:20 AM
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Just tell the nurse about ANY medications that you have recently taken. Cold medicines are no big deal UNLESS it can cause you to get drowsy while driving.
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:53 AM
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you have a drug test , it means they will test for all posible drugs in your urine and blood. If you are taking any OTC meds just list them. If you are wanting to know if coke will show , IT will for several weeks. THC will show for upto 12 weeks. SO I recomend if your not willing to take the test, don't become a driver.
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:02 AM
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thanks for the replies... I DONT do ANY illegal drugs so no worries there... and I will take the advice and let the nurse know about the sudafed... THANKS AGAIN!!!
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OTC drugs should be no problems... Just tell the facility and disclose it up front. if you are really worried, stop taking it or you could ask a pharmacist/MD if it would show up on a urine test...
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:48 AM
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Yes, sudafed will come up.....

It is a main ingredient to some kind of illegal drug...meth?

That's why it was pulled off the shelves in my area.
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:52 AM
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And look at all the people Sudafed tells that shouldn't use it on the box. It has to have EVERYBODY excluded. Its not good stuff, like most any drug.
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:33 PM
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Default Beware the Continental Breakfast!

Also, watch out for poppy seeds, like on some muffins and bagels. They can false flag you for an illegal substance, cocaine I think.

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Old 08-04-2007, 05:40 PM
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Yes, sudafed will come up.....

It is a main ingredient to some kind of illegal drug...meth?

That's why it was pulled off the shelves in my area.
You actually believe all of that BS? I've known a few people that were hooked on the crap and they told me it takes a quite a bit of sudafed to even make a little meth. I would be more inclined to think that the doctors just want you to come in and pay them for a visit.
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Old 08-04-2007, 06:02 PM
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Quote:
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Yes, sudafed will come up.....

It is a main ingredient to some kind of illegal drug...meth?

That's why it was pulled off the shelves in my area.
Sudafed and other cold remedies contains Ephedrine and/or pseudo-ephedrine, which is regulated, but not illegal. It can be used in the manufacture of Meth. It is also used as a decongestant or brocho-dilator for asthma sufferers.

To purchase it you must be 18, you have to provide a valid ID and the purchase is logged. You can only purchase 1 package per 24 hours.
It is a Federal law, but IL and some other states also have stricter State laws regarding dispensing it. Here's a link to IL'l law http://www.natlalliance.org/pdfs/Illinois%20Act.pdf

We sell it at the truck stop I work at and the logs are checked by a State Police Task Force. Anyone who appears to be buying more than they could possibly take is investigated.

I took a DOT drug test a week ago and asked a lot of questions. They did ask if I was taking any medications, including OTC. I was told that they only screen for ILLEGAL substances. As for the poppy seeds, I did ask about that since I had a bagel with poppy seeds a couple days before. I was told that the amount you would have to eat to have it show up is ridiculously large and it would probably NEVER happen.

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