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Old 09-28-2007, 09:15 AM
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I'm going to be switching jobs in the next couple of weeks and part of the pre-employment process will be a drug test. I am taking Topamax without a prescription, having ordered it from an offshore pharmacy. Does anyone from the US know if this will be a problem? Will they question me about the Topiramate in my system and if they do, will I have to show a prescription? Or do they just check for illegal drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, etc.

Any feedback anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!

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Old 10-02-2007, 09:56 PM
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Usually topa is a specialize test that needs to be requested and will not show up on a standard drug test. Most urine drug tests test for narcotics and pot. Blood tests are for alcohol and for drugs. Most seizures meds like topamax , dilantin, etc are specific drug tests that are ordered individually and are pretty expensive. I can not guarentee that it won't show up on a test but I would be pretty surprised if topamax would show up on a random drug screen. If it did, it is not considered by the medical profession a drug of abuse so I still think you are safe. Hope this is helpful. This is info from the US, so if you are elsewhere, all bets are off. Aloha, WW
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:28 PM
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They will only test you for illegal substances and controlled substances, topa is not inthat category and will not show up on their tests---thing like valium and zanex will....
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