|pain management drug test marinol and marijuana
May 28, 2012
I have a couple health problems i have degenerative joint disease and take vicodin for it from a pain management doctor. i am also diabetic and have chronic pancreatitus and gastroparesis and neuropathy in my legs and feet. Ihave been prescribed marinol for my severe nausea and vomiting from the gastroparesis i have also tried smoking the real thing(marijuana) and find it works best on my really bad days of severe nausea and also with my neuropathy. I live in a state that is not a medical marijuana state and i have to take random drug tests for my pain management for my vicodin for my degenerative joint disease. Can the drug tests i take for pain management differentiate between marinol and marijuana or does it just come up positive for both and since i have the prescription for marinol be safe?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Sorry to hear about your health difficulties. Drug tests do not discriminate between dronabinol (Marinol) and marijuana.
I can't speak to your "safety", but a prescription for Marinol is usually sufficient to explain a positive drug test. You'd have to verify this with the agencie who's looking at your drug tests.
Good luck, BY
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