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Hi docs, would ambien (zolpidem) show up as benzodiazepine in an urine drug screen sent to a lab?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
No: Ambien/zolpidem, although sharing properties with benzodiazepines, is distinct enough not to give a positive as a benzodiazepine on a standard urine drug screen testing for benzodiazepines. That said, a special test can be done to look for zolpidem metabolites if desired. Further, it is recommended to only take medications prescribed to you making it expected for you and your doctor if tested for.

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Last updated Mar 25, 2018

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