Stronger Warnings on Sleeping Pills and "Sleep Driving"

By Admin on March 14, 2007 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered manufacturers of certain prescription sleep aids, including Ambien, to strengthen their product labeling to include stronger language concerning potential risks -- including the risk of "sleep-driving" episodes. According to the FDA, "sleep driving" is defined as driving while not fully awake after taking sleep aid medication, with no memory of the event.

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