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Cut Your Sleeping Pill Dosage Says FDA

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers of certain sleeping pills, including Ambien, to reduce current recommended dosages. Ambien, as well as the generic forms of Ambien, all contain the ingredient zolpidem, which can cause morning drowsiness. The National Institute of Health cautions that Ambien can cause impaired motor...

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Hip Fractures and Sleeping Pills – Deadly Combo

Following a Medicare Part D change in 2006, physicians started prescribing sleeping pills such as Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata for nursing home residents with insomnia. The newer sleeping pills were thought to be safer for residents than benzodiazepine hypnotics, researchers noted. But in a study by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...

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