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Addiction and Substance Abuse

Ambien as a date rape drug

06/20/2007

Question:

How long can I be tested for the presence of ambien in my body? What test do I need to specifically request?

Answer:

Ambien is a brand of zolpidem.  Laboratory testing for zolpidem is not routinely done.  Finding a laboratory that is capable of testing for zolpidem may be difficult.

Zolpidem would not be detectable in the blood more than 15 hours after it was taken.

 

 

 

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Response by:

Carmen M Hadley, RPh, CSPI
Formerly:
Clinical Instructor
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University