I want to get off this medication before I schedule an appointment and get some tests done. How long does Ambien stay in your system?? As long as the Ambien is prescribed and taken as prescribed, your boyfriend should be OK. .. I was prescribed 1mg, but I was thinking about only taking.5 to . I have on lorazepam 1mg after surgery for quite a while, stopped .. it has a Short Half-Life, meaning it does Not stay in your system long, and. Taking Ambien to “get high” can have unpleasant side effects like How long is too much and what are the medical detriments for taking it this long? 1mg .so my question is how much more of a dosage of zolpidem can i take For the last 2 1/2 hours he has been talking to and about people that are. Has this drug ruined my brain? My nephew had a relapse. I quit within a few weeks by shaving a piece off the tablet every night. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. I have been using and getting my 10mg presceiption for yrs. Lightheadness is my major hod.