Drug test/prescription

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

ksn1219:  Why are you using meds that are 3 years old?

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

No, you shouldn’t get in trouble for it. As long as the prescription was prescribed to you and not someone else and has directions written saying something along the lines of “take as needed for migraines”, you’ve done nothing wrong. The expiration date only has to do with when the drug itself is no longer guaranteed to work effectively – it’s not illegal to take a medication past its expiration date, it’s just not always medically a good idea.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ksn1219:  Lol no no no…you can only get in trouble for it if it doesn’t have your name on it. Meaning, if it’s prescribed by a doctor and you’re taking a medication that wasn’t prescribed to you, but maybe your S.O. or sibling, you can get in deep doo doo for that. 

Other than that, you’re fine!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

What were you tested positive for?

And you shouldn’t be using a perscription that expired 3 years ago for a couple of reasons. The drugs aren’t as effective and could be harmful after their expiration date.

 

 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They only want proof thst the drug that tested positive is legally prescribed to you.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Would it be possible to get a new Rx from your doctor like today and get it filled immediately so the pills are up to date? And yes pp are correct it’s one thing of they were like a month expired but 3 yrs is really pushing it (as far as medicine not having off effects) 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

acglandorf:  In general you’re absolutely right. I used to be a pharm tech and certain medications have a shockingly long shelf life before deteriorating. I have a pretty good idea of what she probably takes based on the fact that they ‘flagged’ it, and it’s a medication that has been shown to maintain almost 100% of its efficacy even after several decades. Just a fun bit of info I thought I’d share. After working in a pharmacy, there are definitely some drugs at home I toss immediately after expiring and others I’m more lax about.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

This really scares me! I’m also on migraine medicine and know how difficult this is. I personally feel like that’s an invasion of your privacy but then again if you want the job, I guess they have the right. I would just send it to them and not worry too much because once you are diagnosed with migraines, it doesn’t mean they magically go away because you stop taking the meds for a while. If I was asked that, I would just send them the name of the medication and my name on the prescription label and blurr everything else citing medical privacy other than yes, you were prescribed that medication. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

weatherbug:  The experations date is only for potency. Drung never expire that just loose effect the older they get. So they may not work as well but the will not harm you. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I take a bunch of meds for migraines, but I told them everything I take OTC and prescription before I even took the test so they knew what I was going to have in my urine.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

I had the same issue and once I sent a picture of the bottle I was totally fine. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Nope, you can’t get in any trouble. I bet you’ll be fine.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ksn1219:  you’ll be fine, they just want to see that it was prescribed to you.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

All they care about is that is was prescribed to you by a doctor. I doubt they’ll care if it’s expired.

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