Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

(AP) - WAKEUP CALL: The Food and Drug Administration ordered makers of Ambien and related drugs to cut their dose in half to prevent morning sluggishness caused by the popular insomnia treatment.

DRIVING ACCIDENTS: The agency said it has received reports of driving accidents caused by the drugs for years. But recently one drugmaker performed the first studies measuring patients' driving ability while taking various drug doses.

SLEEP ALTERNATIVES: The FDA action only affects medicines containing the drug zolpidem. Other popular sleeping drugs like Lunesta and Sonata contain different drugs.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus