Will Rockstar Drinks Make Me Fail A Drug Test?


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No. Rockstar or indeed any other popular brand of energy drink should not cause you to fail a standard drug test.

Energy drinks contain large traces of caffeine to provide the consumer with a short burst of stimulation.

Caffeine is not one of the substances searched for in a drug test, nor does it produce results which are similar to illegal or abusive substances.

Can rockstar energy drink make you fail a drug test?

A standard ten-panel urine screening will look for the following substances:

  • Amphetamines (and methamphetamine)
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cannabinoids
  • Cocaine
  • Methadone
  • Methaqualone
  • Opiates (such as codeine, morphine, heroin, oxycodone, vicodin)
  • PCP (phencyclidine)
  • Propoxyphene
Large amounts of caffeine (or indeed other chemicals in a Rockstar drink) do not contain traces of the above, and do not appear the same on the results as an abusive substance.

However, some energy drinks may contain a substance known as "niacin", which will not make you fail a test, but which is sometimes taken by drug users to mask their results.

This may be flagged up, which would could put you under closer scrutiny, but it will not cause you to fail the test.

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