What Does Ambien Show Up As On A Drug Test

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Crystal Says:

May 20-26 I was in the hospital taking Ambien, ativan and cymbalta. Once I left the hospital I took my ambien sparingly. The ativan even less and no cymbalta at all. However on June 16 I took 1/2 10MG of Ambien. I had a saliva drug test that next morning and it came back as THC, Amphedimines and opiates. How did this happen??

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Verwon Says:

Ambien contains the active ingredient Zolpidem and neither it nor the Cymbalta, which contains Duloxetine, are substances tested for on those types of tests and they are also not known to cause false positives for anything else.

The Ativan contains Lorazepam, which is a Benzodiazepine and it is also not known to cause false positives.




Where you taking anything else? Even over the counter products or something else they gave you in the hospital?

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Crystal Says:

The only other thing I can think of was the excedrine i took for a headache. I dont do drugs. And I dislike even taking over the counter stuff. I will be to the point of crying before I will take meds for a headache.

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Verwon Says:

Some Excedrin products have been known to cause a false positive for THC and if the test picked that up, that means it probably wasn't very accurate, so the others probably also make sense.





Especially if you took one of the products containing Ibuprofen, it has been known to do that on many tests.

Have you tried requesting a new test?

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DeeKay90210 Says:

The brand name drugs you listed, Ambien, Ativan, Cymbalta, do not contain zolpidem, lorazepam, duloxetine. Those are the generic names. Ativan(lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine and will show up as such. I found this link because i was looking for info regarding Ambien, as i am subject to drug testing. I simply declare the prescription medicine I am on prior to the test. I have tried everything from melatonin to benadryl to chamomile, for insomnia. Only thing which works for me is Ambien. But I've heard of others who have had bad effects.

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reddlion Says:

i don't do drugs, but opiate, morphine, codeine,and other drugs was in my urine after i got out of the hospital and went to get my check up, now can you tell me this happen.

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reddlion Says:

how can you get drugs in your urine when you don't do drugs,and could you get it from your man if he take drugs and you don't know anything about it.ek

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buttercup Says:

Depending on what you were the hospital for and any drugs they may have given you, especially if they were administered through an iv....I was in a really bad car accident and had a prescription for percocet and I wad randomly drug tested and because it was such a low dose and I only took them as needed I never tested positive for opiates but at an ER visit I was given morphine through an iv and then tested positive f

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nelson rivera Says:

does zolpidem show up as an opiate in a urine drug test

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heidigirl Says:

Zolpidem is the generic version of Ambien. IT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST as a Benzo or an Opiate. I am absolutely positive about this I have talked to several pharmacists directly. I was VERY confused. I purchased an at home drug test from a very well known pharmacy and right on the box in the Benzo category Ambien was listed. Neither Ambien or Lunesta were listed in the directions for the test. I called the 800 number on the box and the rep I talked to said it was a 'mistake'. That is a very bad 'mistake' for a company to put erroneous information like that on their products.

Ambien and Lunesta are very similar to Benzos but they are not benzos and do not show up on urine drug tests period unless specifically tested for. I have seen posts all over the place saying 'yes' and 'no'. I can say without a single shred of doubt the answer is NO! If you are worried about anything get a home test and use it. They are very accurate and easy to use. $20 - $40 is not much for peace of mind.

I had used Xanax for a while for anxiety and it does stay in your system for at least a week or longer depending on how much and how long you use it. Many of the other Benzos stay way longer. If you have a test coming and are worried about it stop taking them and test yourself first. I don't know if all the drinking and cleansing products work or not but I took a very low dose for a couple of months and it was still showing up after 8 days. I was not willing to take a chance on the drug test so after testing positive after 8 days of drinking plenty of water, juice, high fiber and all the other things recommended to clean out your system I just cheated. I had no idea if they were testing for it or not so that is what I did. I have been scared straight. I will learn to meditate from now on. In this economy no drug is worth risking your job for.

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nomiomi1 Says:
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I have probation on Thursday and have been taking unprescribed concerta will it show up on Thursday if I take it Wednesday night it helps with my adhd I get it off the street because I don't have a medical card so yes me doing it is illegal I no I just need to no if I took it Wed night if it will show up Thur morning

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teri Says:

concerta is prescribed speed. amphetamine. It wil; show.

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Brie Says:

Concerta is methylphenidate, which is not, unlike other ADHD medications including Adderall and Vyvanse, a form of amphetamine. However, it is structurally similar, so it may show up as amphetamine on the test, or it might not, depending on the test; whereas Adderall or Vyvanse definitely will.

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RPhgrad Says:
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Actually Concerta is not an amphetamine at all. Its time released Methylphenidate (aka generic Ritalin). It contains ZERO amphetamines. The two common ADHD meds that contain amphetamine are Adderall (amphetamine salts ) and Existence. Vyvanse does as well. As a 4th year pharmacy school student, I really wish people would stop posting stuff like this that they aren't entirely positive about. Concerta contains 0 amphetamines.

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Jim Bob Blue Says:

Yeah your were giving medication during your stay at the hospital. Very common Can't sleep here is a pill. Still in pain here is a shot now your suprised by what a drug test revield to you following. Your MAR will have a list of all meds giving time and dose

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wowza Says:

no. you cannot get a positive drug test from your man if he takes drugs and you don't know anything about it. no way, no how, no freaking chance in the world did that happen. gracious.

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dawgnurse Says:

You should've asked for a urine drug screen; I believe a UDS is fairly accurate, especially if there was a discrepancy in your saliva test.

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Jake Says:

Yes, the brand name Ambien most definitely contains Zolpidem! Zolpidem is Ambien. Zolpidem is the generic or chemical name for Ambien. Lorazepam is Ativan.

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marie Says:
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Yes you can test positive if your "man" does drugs. Only something he puts hp his nose though. It goes into his nose and into his saliva for an unknown amount of time and if you are kissing or whatever you do it can be transferred. I've never done drugs in my life other than smoking a little pot here and there in high school, I am now 8 months pregnant and back in January at 3 months, I tested positive for cocaine, this after my boyfriend went out and had a long night of partying the night before he came home and we were intimate... I tested positive at a doctors appt and was appalled I cried and couldn't figure out why.. After him,I and the doctor sat down we discussed all the possible reasons why and how and this is what happened. I called several drug programs around to see what they thought and all was verified as well. So I hope that answers your question. And clears some things up about that subject..

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Educator Says:
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This is false information. Speaking as a person who works in a pain management office who administers UDS(s)... in the bottom section of our lab order we are required to check off any medications the patient is currently Rx'd. The list only includes meds that will make a person 'Pee dirty'. We test for Benzos, Barbiturates, Amphetamines, THC, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Methadone, Oxy, and lastly Opiates. Ambien is the 2nd or 3rd medication listed on the lab order.

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Kevin Says:

What home test can I buy to see if I test positive for ambien? I get a random UA as part of a DUI probation. Will ambien show up on it?

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