will ambien show up on a drug test for employment
I think it matters what kind of test, blood or urine? It will show up in your urine most likely depending how long and how much you are on. It will show up as a benzodiazepines (drugs such as Valium and Xanax). Ambien is not actually a benzodiazepine, but it shares some pharmacological properties with the benzodiazepines.
what drug category will it show up as and will it effect my pre-eployment drug test in a negative way?
I have been on it for abut a month. Take half of a 10 mg each night. How long will it take to leave my system?
No,Ambien is not a Benzodiazepine, and is not tested as one. Believe me, Ambien doesn't show up false-positive for any other drugs in routing drug test. If a test is not specifically stated that it's testing for Ambien, then don't worry it won't show up. The average elimination half-life is 2-2.5 hours, and normally after 5 half-life cycles it's very hard to detect it again. We have a highly specialized method to test blood/urine for Ambien up to 48 hours which is very time consuming and expensive, so it's impossible to use this method for massive testing. It's only for forensic purpose.
If you are doing/applying a job which tests Benzodiazepines, you can stoping taking Benzos and take Ambien instead if you have insomnia. (Like I did before :) I passed numerous tests which tested for benzos.
I was on drug tests for 2 years. Between 2 and 8 a month. I took Ambien constantly and it never showed up. sometimes I even Binged on it. The thing with Ambien is that it works on the benzo receptors, but it isn't technically a benzo. Don't give it another thought.
Ambien is not a Benzodiazepine - ambien will not show up on a drug test for employment
Ambien will show up on a blood test if tested for. I found this out the hard way after I woke from sleep driving and rear ending someone. Thankfully no one was injured but I will still be charged with a DUI, even though it was a prescription. But not a lot of states test for it and even less employers do.
I got a DUI, and don't know if Ambien show up on the police blood test, i would like to know
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