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Meprobamate Drug Test


Meprobamate can be detected in drug tests that specifically include it as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street offers urine testing services that can identify drug use up to a week back. Although it cannot be tested in our hair drug tests, we do offer several urine drug tests that include a meprobamate drug test amongst other substances. Tests can be scheduled by employers or individuals; just choose the location to get a drug test for meprobamate and complete the registration. Then you (or whomever you specify) will receive a barcode, which should be presented at the facility when the person arrives for the meprobamate drug test. Test results are fast, accurate, and reported securely in our online portal.

About Meprobamate

What Is Meprobamate?

Meprobamate, more commonly known by the brand name of Miltown, is a tranquilizer that is usually prescribed for short-term treatment of anxiety disorders. It was created in the 50s by Frank Berger, endorsed by many famous individuals such as comedian Milton Berle (who began referring to himself as “Miltown” Berle), and seemed to be embraced early on by pop culture due to the calming effect it has on the brain to relieve stress or anxiety. Although not as commonly used today, misuse or abuse can lead to dangerous side effects.

Popular Meprobamate Street Names:

Meprobamate is often referred to by brand names, including Miltown, Equanil, and Mepriam. However, sometimes it is referred to by its street names of Uncle Miltie, Uncle Miltown, and Miltie.

Intended Use and Effects:

Insomnia and anxiety disorders are the primary use of meprobamate. It works by calming the activity in the brain to relieve symptoms.

Side Effects of Meprobamate

More Common Side Effects of Meprobamate:

Unwanted side effects are always a possibility when taking any drug, so it is important to take meprobamate as recommended by a qualified medical professional. Side effects don’t always occur, but some of the common side effects include:

Changes in vision
Feeling dizzy

More serious side effects can occur if meprobamate is misused or abused, such as trouble breathing or swallowing, spots on the skin that are very small and purple, abnormal or slow heartbeat, confusion, or death. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare but serious side effect that may occur. This affects mucus membranes, and the the skin may form rashes and blisters followed by peeling.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Meprobamate Stay In Your System?

How long meprobamate stays in your system is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

Frequency of use
Amount used
User’s metabolism
User’s age
Does Meprobamate Show Up On a Drug Test?

Yes, meprobamate can be detected in a drug test. Health Street offers 3 meprobamate urine drug testing options below.

Why Drug Test for Meprobamate?

Meprobamate is a controlled substance classified as a Schedule IV drug. When misused or abused, it can create dangerous work or home environments, and create strain on personal relationships. Meprobamate can become addictive, and can also lead to loss of life when used incorrectly. A meprobamate drug test can help create safer working or home environments, and can open the door to recovery for someone that may be at risk for addiction or death.

Meprobamate Drug Test Options

Health Street offers the following meprobamate drug tests should you need or choose to be tested. 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.


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