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Inhaler? We Hardly Knew Her! -- Brit's Drug Test

11/13/2007 4:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney spearsTMZ has learned Britney Spears will now say her false positive drug test may have been caused by her inhaler, which she uses for asthma.

Sources connected with Spears told TMZ yesterday that the drug that may have caused the positive was Provigil, used to treat narcolepsy. But TMZ did some digging and found Provigil would not show up on a court-ordered drug test.

Now the same source says the drug that showed up may have been Albuterol, an asthma drug. But, again, we checked and Albuterol is not an amphetamine, and the class of drug that showed up on the test was an amphetamine.

K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, will press the issue tomorrow in court. Stay tuned.

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91.

Fly on The Wall    

But those new glasses sure have a sporting look to them.


Have a great day/




2499 days ago
92.

Former Meth User    

She can't be using Meth, all she does is eat Taco Bell Y'all. And you don't eat when using Meth. Unless, she pigs out when she is coming down. It would explain the "I'm Scared" Paranoia crap.

2499 days ago
93.

thats right    

Fly on the wall drink BLEACH!!!!!!~

2499 days ago
94.

Jen    

Amphetamine or Amfetamine(Alpha-Methyl-PHenEThylAMINE), also known as beta-phenyl-isopropylamine and benzedrine, is a prescription stimulant commonly used to treat Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. It is also used to treat symptoms of traumatic brain injury and the daytime drowsiness symptoms of narcolepsy and chronic fatigue syndrome. Initially it was more popularly used to diminish the appetite and to control weight. Brand names of the drugs that contain Amphetamine include Adderall, Dexedrine and Vyvanse. The drug is also used illegally as a recreational club drug and as a performance enhancer. The term "Amphetamine" may also refer to the class of compounds derived from Amphetamine, often referred to as the

2499 days ago
95.

Nic    

False Positives for Amphetamines - she could be using a Primetene Inhaler or getting drunk on NyQuil - she could be having trouble sleeping (geez the drinking and late nights, terrible diet she has go figure!) she could also be stupid enough to take over the counter diet pills (doesn't she have enough money for a doctor????)- here's what can be causing false positives:

Over-the-counter cold and allergy remedies that contain ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, propylephedrine, phenylephrine or desoxyephedrine: Nyquil, Contactd, Sudafed, Allerest 12-Hour, A.R.M., Triaminic 12, Ornade, Tavist-D, Dimetapp, Sinex, Neosynephrine, Actifed, Bayer Selectd Maximum Strength Sinus Pain Relief Caplets, Contact Non-Drowsy Formula Sinus Caplets, Dristan Cold Caplets, Maximum Strength Sine-Aid Tablets, Maximum Strengeth Sudafed Sinus Caplets, Maximum Strength Tylenol Sinus Gelcaps, No Drowsiness Sinarest Tabs, Sinus Excedrin Extra Sterength Caplets, Characol Sinus, Drixoral Cold and Flu, Efidac/24, Phenegan-D, Robitussin Cold and Flu. Over-the-counter diet aids containing phenylpropanolamine: Dexatrim, Accutrim. Over-the-counter nasal sprays: Vicks inhaler, Afrin. Asthma medication: Marax, Bronkaid tablets, Primatine Tablets. Prescription medication: Amfeprainone, Cathne, Etafediabe, Morazone, phendimetrazine, phenmetrazine, benzphetamine, fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine, dexdenflurarnine, Redux, mephentermine, Mesocarb, methoxyphenamine, phentermine, amineptine, Pholedrine, hydroymethamphetamine, Dexedrine, amifepramone, clobenzorex, fenproyorex, mefenorex, fenelylline, Didrex, dextroamphetamine, methphenidate, Ritalin, pemoline, Cylert, selegiline, Deprenyl, Eldepryl, Famprofazone

2499 days ago
96.

Fly on The Wall    

Harv loved us all



Great stories on the doctor.



Thanks all


Have a great day.


2499 days ago
97.

Kitty    

LOL #70! I'm 28 with two kids and a Master's Degree. I have an IQ of 167 and scored a 48 on the Wonderlic.

I can assure you I am in no way envious of the disaster that is Britney Spears. I click on the articles because I find the coverage interesting and I'm genuinely worried about her little boys.

I'm simply a big fan of TMZ and I despise people who comment with for no other reason than to call TMZ a bunch of liars.

It's the same thing I tell Howard Stern haters - you don't like it, turn it off.

You don't like TMZ - don't read it.

Oh, and Rerun - it's "you're" not "your" as I assume you were attempting to use the contraction of "you are."

I'm also not black - though I don't quite get what you were going for there anyway.

2499 days ago
98.

Notabritsupporterbut    

Ok, so I hate to admit I am just as addicted to this crap as everyone else. I am not a brit fan or supporter, but I like to check facts. I did a wikipedia search for amphetamine, and one form of it treats the "daytime drowsiness symptoms of narcolepsy". I hope for her sake she wasn't that stupid, but you never know... She has definitely got a track record....


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphetamine

2499 days ago
99.

kate    

where the hell is her family? are they just getting money out of her? i dont know what kind of clue they're waiting for to see if she goes off her rocker...she's way past all that!! anyone in their right mind sees what a mess she is except for her. this is past the point of laughing at her and saying how ding dang stupid she is, she seems like her life is out of her hands and she doesnt know what to do anymore. watching britney is like watching a car wreck where you cant bear

2499 days ago
100.

again?    

are people seeing it was a fake positive? cause all of you talk it was a true postitive she is ok

2499 days ago
101.

Jenny    

Could be off base here but maybe Brit-Brit is just NORMAL like the rest of us? Everyone over the age of 26 is guilty of making stupid mistakes, thinking we knew it all, thinking we were always right, partying way too much, and the ones of us with children are guilty of becoming better parents ... because we tried all the wrong ways the first time around! We however had the benefit of not being put under a microscope so the entire world could review our mistakes and mock us for having been so stupid.

In time Britney is going to see the light...hopefully sooner rather than later. The good news is that if she opens her eyes soon enough her kids won't remember any her transgressions....they will have to purchase archives from TMZ when they grow up!

2499 days ago
102.

thats right    

calling all doctors and spell check monitors

2499 days ago
103.

mark    

It seems to me that you and Perezhilton have made it your mission to make her life miserable, what is sad about it is people reading this stuff don't see how slanted and one sided all of your pieces are. I know everyone is going to hate the comparison but I have to compare her to Princess Di, if I recall the tabloids used to be on her every move and were rotten to her, it was only after her death that she became so very much loved. Do some research you naysayers.

2499 days ago
104.

Studly    

hey JUST CURIOUS, adderall is an amphetamine drug that gives a methamphetamine positive result. I know because I used to do drug tests in a laboratory

2499 days ago
105.

Jennifer.Bush    

tmz stop lying

2499 days ago
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