Ambien, a prescription medication often used to treat sleep disorders, may be abused and is available in 5 mg and 10 mg pills, in generic (zolpidem) form, as well as the brand name option.
The cost of Ambien on the street depends on:
- dosage of the pill (5 mg or 10 mg)
- generic or brand name (generic is cheaper)
- availability of Ambien in the area
How Much Does Ambien Cost Per Pill?
As with many prescription drugs that are being sold on the street, it is very common for an Ambien pill to cost approximately $0.50-$1 per milligram.
How Much Does 5 MG Of Ambien Cost?
In general, a 5 mg Ambien pill costs $5 on the street.
The price may be a little higher or lower, depending on the factors mentioned above.
How Much Does 10 MG Of Ambien Cost?
A 10 mg Ambien pill typically costs $10 on the street but can go up to $20 in some areas.
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Cost Of Ambien Sold On The Street VS Cost Of Ambien Prescription
For brand name Ambien, without prescription coverage, the cost is approximately $700.
Generic Ambien, on the other hand, costs about $50.
With prescription discount programs or insurance, those costs can be reduced to near $10. In some cases, the cost may be reduced to $0.
When comparing Ambien costs on the street ($5 to $10 per pill) and an Ambien prescription at the pharmacy ($0.35 per pill), the pharmacy is significantly cheaper.
Treatment For Ambien Addiction
Ambien addiction often requires a substance abuse treatment program. If you or your loved one is abusing or has become addicted to Ambien, reach out to us today to find the best drug rehab center near you.
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- Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula — Prescription Drug Misuse in the United States and Monterey County
- National Drug Intelligence Center — Controlled Prescription Drug Prices
- RADARS System — StreetRx