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Ambien Side Effects

Ambien is a pharmaceutical prescribed to help patients with insomnia and is currently one of the most prescribed sleep aids in the US. However, there is recent concern over possible addictive Ambien side effects and sleep-related eating, walking, cooking and driving. Alleged side effects range from Ambien sleepwalking episodes to hallucinations, violent outbursts and driving while asleep. There are in increasing number or reports of people have woken up to find themselves in jail, driving cars while in a hypnotic state and binge eating.

Ambien Sleeping Pill

Ambien is a powerful sleeping aid drug. Scientific research confirms that Ambien is a powerful hypnotic that can induce sleepwalking and sleep-eating. Another possible side effect is that users of this drug have no memory of their actions after taking the drug.

Ambien is designed for short term treatment of insomnia unless otherwise advised by a doctor. Users of Ambien have complained of dependency on the drug to sleep with prolonged use. Possible unintentional overdose has caused death.

Ambien In the News

Federal health officials warned that all prescription sleeping pills may sometimes cause sleep-driving. People taking such drugs as Ambien have reported getting up in the middle of the night and going for a drive, with no recollection of doing so. The Food and Drug Administration has ordered 13 drug markers to to include warnings on their labels about rare but serious side effects including, sleep driving and life-threatening allergic reactions. (Mar-14-07) [CNN NEWS]

In November 2012, a study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN found that hospitalized patients who were administered Ambien as a sleep aid had a greater risk of falling in the hospital than those patients who were not given the drug. The study was published in The Journal of Hospital Medicine (11/19/12). As a result of the study, the Mayo Clinic decided to phase out in-patient use of Ambien and seek other sleep aid alternatives. The study, while finding an association between Ambien use and falls, did not establish a cause and effect relationship between the two.

Register your Ambien Complaint

If you have suffered from sleepwalking, sleep eating, or sleep driving while using Ambien or a loved one has overdosed or died while using Ambien, you may qualify for damages or remedies that may be awarded in a possible class action lawsuit. Please click the link below to submit your complaint and we will have a lawyer review your complaint.

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Last updated on Nov-20-12


FDA Changes Dosing on Ambien, Ambien CR, Zolpidem and Edluar
FDA Changes Dosing on Ambien, Ambien CR, Zolpidem  and Edluar Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved label changes specifying new dosing recommendations for zolpidem products (Ambien, Ambien CR, and Edluar), which are widely prescribed sleep medications. In a statement issued Tuesday, the FDA stated it has approved these changes because of the known risk of next-morning impairment with these drugs [READ MORE]

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