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How long is Ambien 10 mg tablets detectable by oral drug tests

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How long is Ambien 10 mg tablets detectable by oral drug tests administered by DUI Court?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Family Physician replied 4 years ago.
Each drug court/jurisdiction can use different drug tests, detection thresholds and drug testing panels (5, 10, 12 drug classes)

Ambien is rarely included in drug testing panels, since is has a lower abuse potential than many other drugs.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
However, if it is included, how long is it detectable? I am about to fly 30+ hours in coach to South Africa, but will be subjected to testing on my return, and do not want to take anything that could be viewed as a positive test.
Expert:  Family Physician replied 4 years ago.
Do you have a valid prescription for the medication?
Expert:  Family Physician replied 4 years ago.
It appears that you have signed off, so I will answer without the help of the additional information.

The drug can generally be detected for up to 3 days after use in urine.

HOWEVER, if you are using this medication with a valid prescription, this should not be an issue with a drug test.
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