May 2nd, 2013

Study: Ambien results in more trips to the emergency room

By Logan Lafferty

It's a disturbing new trend, the number of emergency room visits linked to the active ingredient in sleeping pills is rising. “Many physicians think of Ambien first because it works, however it does have side effects,” said Sleep Medicine specialist Dr. Lois Krahn. “Very few people want to be in a situation where they are out of control and not aware. The challenge with Ambien is it appears to cause amnesia.”

 

AZ Family by Kristine Harrington

Tags: Ambien, amnesia, AZ Family, Dr. Lois Krahn, emergency room, Research, Sleep Medicine, sleep medicine, sleeping pills

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