Zolpidem (Ambien) Drug Testing
Zolpidem (Ambien) can be identified in drug testing options that specifically include zolpidem (Ambien) as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street provides many urine and hair drug test services, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug tests are most common, which look back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug tests look further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the facility for the zolpidem or Ambien drug test. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the drug test. Results for tests are fast, accurate, and secured in our online portal.
What Is Zolpidem?
Zolpidem (Ambien) is a sedative-hypnotic prescribed to people with insomnia or issues with sleeping. Zolpidem usually takes the form of a tablet or an oral spray, works the quickest without food, and slows down brain activity in order to make sleeping easier. Although it’s legal to take with a prescription in the doses recommended by your doctor or pharmacist, misuse or abuse can lead to dangerous side effects. Ambien is notorious for the unusual actions that some people take in their sleep after consuming the drug, and forums like Reddit’s “things you did on ambien” have popped up across the internet where internet strangers provide each other support or share their stories. This side effect of zolpidem can lead to unpredictable or sometimes dangerous actions, such as driving vehicles, making phone calls, or eating.
Popular Zolpidem or Ambien Street Names:
Intended Use and Effects:
Ambien is primarily used for patients who have excessive trouble sleeping or remaining asleep. Its goal is to improve sleep quality and assist patients with insomnia in improving their duration of slumber.
Side Effects of Zolpidem
As with any drug, side effects are always possible. Some of the common side effects for zolpidem may include:
More serious side effects of zolpidem may include leaving bed and performing activities that you do not remember, experiencing hallucinations, memory loss, or having an allergic reaction that may result in the tongue or throat swelling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Ambien Show Up On a 12 Panel Drug Test?
Health Street offers several zolpidem or Ambien drug testing options, but it is not included in the 12 panel test.
Will Ambien Show Up On a Hair Drug Test?
Whether or not zolpidem or Ambien show up in a hair test is dependent on many factors, including the type of hair test that is selected. A full list of tests that Health Street offers for Zolpidem can be found under “Zolpidem or Ambien Drug Test Options.”
How Long Does Ambien Stay In Your Urine?
How long zolpidem or Ambien stay in your urine is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:
Does Ambien Show Up On a Drug Test?
Yes, but it depends. Health Street offers several Ambien drug tests via urine or hair specimen. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. Urine drug testing is more common since it is a fast, effective, and less expensive option, but it does look back on a shorter period of time (up to one week). If you need to identify drug use further back than one week, Health Street’s hair drug testing option can identify usage approximately 90 days back.
Why Drug Test for Zolpidem?
As with any drug, ambien can create dangerous work or home environments, increasing susceptibility to accidents, falls, and injuries. Additionally, long-term use of zolpidem can result in poor motor coordination amongst a host of many other problems.
Zolpidem or Ambien Drug Test Options
Health Street offers the following zolpidem or Ambien drug tests should you need or choose to be tested. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.