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It would be impossible to say whether your medication would show up in a employment drug screening. Each employer chooses which medications to test for and how sensitive the test should be when requesting employment drug screenings.
I previously wrote a post explaining drug screening, explaining how you should include this medication on the questionnaire you receive, "Prior to taking the drug test, applicants should receive a form to complete with their personal information. This should include a place to list all medication that is currently being taken or has been taken in the recent past. You may even want to request your doctor provide you with written documentation for your prescription. With this information, some drug testing agencies will not include the results showing this medication in the positive results.
Even if you have received a test without first indicating your medication, you should be given an opportunity to explain any positive results, before they are sent to your employer or potential employer."
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Yes. your medication will show up on a drug test. I have had to do this twice. I usually have the pharmacy print out a prescription list showing that i am prescribed the medication, and then fax that to whoever needs it. I have also taken a picture of my prescription bottle and turned that in as well.
A warning ahead of time to your job would be a great idea... (b/c the first time this happened i didn't tell my work, and they thought it was drugs and brought me into a room to fire me, and when they told me what for, i let out a big sigh of relief, which they were perplexed as to why i would be happy about being fired, until i explained the situation, understandably they were not too pleased)
I know this Q is from a year ago, but i figure if anyone else has the same question, i want them to be able to have the information i wish i could have had.
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