Codeine Drug Test
Codeine can be identified in drug testing options that specifically include codeine as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street provides many urine and hair drug test services, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug tests are most common, which look back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug tests look further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the facility for the codeine drug test. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the test. Codeine drug test results are fast, accurate, and secured in our online portal.
What Is Codeine?
Codeine is an opiate used to treat moderate to severe pain, and is available in tablet, capsule, or liquid solution. This drug has a high risk for abuse and can be habit forming. Some people begin taking this medication as a way of treating pain and then build up a tolerance, requiring a greater dosage to achieve the same effect. Eventually, this can lead to addiction, which can be hard to overcome due to the severe withdrawal symptoms. The struggles with addiction to codeine have saturated pop culture, including in many songs like “Me and My Drank” by Lil Wayne, “Wasted” by Gucci Mane, and “Codeine” by Trampled by Turtles.
Popular Codeine Street Names:
Codeine is commonly know by the brand names of Tylenol 3 or T-3, but there are also many codeine street names.
Intended Use and Effects:
Codeine is often prescribed in combination with another drug in order to relieve moderate to severe pain. This drug has a high risk for abuse and dependence, so it is considered a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act.
Side Effects of Codeine
Codeine can have many side effects, but experiencing nausea is one of the most common, especially if taken in doses outside of the recommendation by a qualified medical professional.
Codeine abuse can have severe side effects, including becoming unconscious, lowered blood pressure, difficulty breathing, feeling lightheaded or dizzy, lowered heart rate, and even coma or death. When mixed with certain other medications, liver damage becomes a real risk. For frequent or long-term use of codeine, withdrawal symptoms can be severe and medical intervention may be necessary in order to stop using the drug. Milder withdrawal symptoms may include unpleasant flu-like symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, cramping in stomach, changes in appetite, losing weight, diarrhea, and many others.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to combine codeine and weed?
Studies show that the combination of codeine and weed could be harmful. Codeine should only be taken in combination with drugs approved by a qualified medical professional.
How long does codeine stay in your system?
Codeine levels in hair or urine depend on several factors. Some of these include:
Does codeine show up on a drug test?
Yes, codeine can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. Urine drug testing is more common since it is a fast, effective, and less expensive option, but it does look back on a shorter period of time (up to one week). If you need to identify drug use further back than one week, Health Street’s hair drug testing option can identify usage approximately 90 days back.
Why drug test for codeine?
Codeine can be a useful drug when used correctly to treat pain, but it has repercussions if not used exactly as instructed by a qualified medical professional. Severe side effects or withdrawal can occur with codeine misuse or abuse, putting the safety of the individual and those around them at risk. If you or someone you know needs to get a codeine drug test, Health Street’s 5 panel (or greater) urine or hair tests can detect this substance.
Codeine Drug Test Options
Health Street offers the following codeine drug tests. The higher number the panel, the more drugs are tested, but basic opiates are included in all of the following. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.