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The federal government has long offered small warnings about the potential side effects of sleep medications such as Ambien, which is infamous for placing users into a drug-induced stupor.
However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now issuing its strongest warning yet in its latest safety announcement.
The FDA is rolling out new boxed warnings about the potentially deadly effects of popular sleeping aids Lunesta, Sonata, and Ambien—along with their generic formulations. The agency has also mandated an entirely separate warning against granting prescriptions to those with a history of sleepwalking. The warnings are a result of studies carried out over the past 26 years involving 66 cases that directly resulted in serious injuries, according to The New York Times.
According to FDA research, the cases included “accidental overdoses, falls, burns, near drowning, exposure to extreme cold temperatures leading to loss of limb, carbon monoxide poisoning, drowning, hypothermia, motor vehicle collisions with the patient driving, and self-injuries such as gunshot wounds and apparent suicide attempts.”