Frequently Asked Questions

Our patient is prescribed Lortab (hydrocodone) but their urine confirmation states negative for hydrocodone but positive for hydromorphone. The doctor is ready to kick them out of the program, are we justified?

No - many individuals metabolize hydrocodone into hydromorphone, norhydrocodone and to a lesser extent Dihydrocodeine. The production of these metabolites from the parent compound is why the hydrocodone is no longer detectable.