FDA Lowers Recommended Dose of Insomnia Drugs, Including Ambien

Posted on January 10, 2013

ABC News is reporting that the FDA is warning that Ambien's effects can linger in the body. People may still be too impaired to drive even 8 hours after taking a 10 mg dose of Ambien. The sleepiness effects are stronger on women. The FDA is now recommending half the current does for women. In a release, the FDA also says "labeling should recommend that health care professionals consider a lower dose for men." The FDA says to check with your doctor before changing dosage. The recommended dose changes apply to all sleep drugs that contain zolpidem. This includes Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar and Zolpimist.

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