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Zopiclone imovane and benzo class in UDS

August 2013. I know zopiclone is a non benzo "z class" drug.  Question: in the category for benzo's in the UDS IS ZOPICLONE INCLUDED IN THIS CLASS.?
Please help need to know if his drug produces a positive result for the benzo category


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495284 tn?1333894042
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Are you trying to pass a UA?
1696489 tn?1370821974
Hi Butchie.  I have just run a quick info-recon on zoplicone.  It appears that this drug is used for a sleep aid.  It is not a benzo.  It does have some hypnotic effects, and can cause somnolambulence (sleep-walking).  There was one mention of an accidental overdose which caused hallucinations.  I hope this is helpful. - Blu
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I have taken Zolpidem (Ambien) and was drug tested (urine) and it came up negative for benos, I understand they are in same z drug class. but you might want to double check with someone.
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Yes I am.    I know z drugs can be checked with the high tech MS/GS  method but was not certain if it would be automatically checked for if the benzo class of drugs is requested for the UDS.  I am having big trouble getting off this med.  I am on stable dose of MMT, but this sleeping pill is a real problem.  I take 5-7.5mg in the evening to settle down.
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You mentioned having trouble quitting your z-drug. I had a rough time quitting Zopidem but it can be done. August 8th was my 3rd anniversary clean from it. It took me 4 months of slowly tapering. It's exactly like tapering from a benzo. You must resolve to go slow, stabilizing each cut before going down to the next amount. Even then, you'll have a ways to go with insomnia after you're done with your taper. But eventually you can expect to sleep. If this was prescribed for sleep problems, they will still need to be resolved, but I suggest seeing a sleep specialist.
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Butchie, How long have you been at your current dose?
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I have been taking zopiclone for five years.  I was on 7.5-15mg and I cut myself back and take 2.5-7.5mg now.  I need to be off them for work.  I have tried Benadryl and gravol for sleep aids, but they seem to be touch and go.
The zopiclone helps with anxiety in the late evenings.  I take it about two hrs b4 bed time and I slowly settle in to going to bed.  I am concerned about my drug screens I know the zopiclone can be detected using the high tech methods but am not sure if they can detect this drug with amino assay.  It is my understanding the first step is am unto assay and if there is a positive result then the next step is the GC/ - -high tech confirmation
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Your legal prescription doesn't make you immune from employer action against you, or do your employment conditions require you to be free from all mind altering chemicals?
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I was wondering the same thing Openminded was. If you can get down to your prescribed dose of zopiclone I would think your employment would be ok with that while you wean yourself off? I too have battled longtime sleep issue and extremely abused ambien during detox a few times. I will say I just stopped at a high dose and had severe anxiety for 3 days and no sleep for about 4 then it was over. (I am not recommending that btw). Have you tried sleepytime tea,hot baths before bed, no TV in your room, no late afternoon sunlight, getting early morning sunlight to reset your body clock? Do you get plenty of exercise in the daytime?
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