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I recently had a pre-employment drug test done, the took hair samples from my armpits. The results came back back positive for cocaine. I do not use cocaine, and wonder if a combination of medications, and recent cardiocath done (whatever they used to numb up area before inserting cath), might be the cause for the positive result. I have also read the having diabetes may cause a positive result. Your help with this matter is greatly appreciated.
List of medications are the following,
Metoprolol
Metformin
Plavix
Ramipril
Aspirin
Fish Oil
Isosorb
Diltiazem

Thank you,
James
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replied May 12th, 2009
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Wow! It's amazing how many seemingly innocent medicines and foods can cause a false positive on a drug test. Scary!
Here are some things that can cause a false positive for cocaine use:
Kidney infection or disease
Liver infection or disease
Diabetes
Ampicillin or Amoxicillin
Tonic water
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replied May 12th, 2009
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wow that is scary! Are they willing to do further testing? Did you get the job?
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