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Ambien and drug testing

Discussion in 'Drug testing discussion' started by julian, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. julian

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    Swim has a friend who was wondering if Ambien (Zolpidem) would effect a standard dip stick drug test in any way. Swim understands Zolpidem is similar to a benzo, but would the test show positive for benzos? If the urine sample was sent to a lab would the results come back positive for anything? Does anybody know if this substance is even tested for?

    Swim used the search engine and could not find the answer to this question. If anyone can answer or post a link to an existing thread it would be much appreciated.
     
  2. drug-bot

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  3. julian

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    Great link. Thank you.
     
  4. channelv

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    SWIM uses Ambien regularly and is tested for urine weekly. It hasn't shown up even when used a day before. No worries, it isn't tested for as drug of abuse (at least not yet)
     
  5. seven7seven

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    SWIM just took a 5-panel dip test for THC, cocaine, meth, opiates, and benzos. SWIM used only zolpidem and JWH-081 in the past week. JWH-081 never shows up for anything on the tests, so its use is probably irrelevant. SWIM took 20mg last night around 10:00pm and then 10mg at 6:00am the next morning and then took the test at 3:15pm. POSITIVE FOR BENZOS!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh, stress, SWIM has a script but what a nerve racking ten minutes trying to explain to his PO why his piss is dirty!!! SWIM has heard a lot of misinformation saying zolpidem doesn't cause false positives. It does, FOR SURE!!! Be careful and don't get caught SWIMming in the deep end!!!
     
  6. towergreen

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    Hey
    What if someone takes legal benzos ? Would zolpidem mess with your wiz-quiz results?
     
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    Ambien does NOT trigger a positive for benzos. It must have a been a freak thing in your case. It does not.
     
  8. Mr. Finklewoort

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    I had a drug test today, and I used the substitution method using somebodies urine. The person I got it from takes Ambien to go to sleep, and I looked it up last night and thought I would be fine.

    Needless to say, I passed for everything except benzos.

    Ambien can cause false positives for benzos.