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March 14, 2007

The FDA (U.S.) has strengthened the warnings the manufacturers of 13 sleeping medications must include with their products.

? Drugs include the popular Ambien and Lunesta
? Risks include driving, eating and talking while asleep with no recollection later
? Ambien manufacturer: Fewer than one in 1,000 patients reported somnambulism

Because these medications are intended to put you to sleep, it is important to be able to devote at least 8 hours to uninterrupted sleep.

A small number of people taking these medications have reported various forms of sleep walking, sleep eating and sleep driving!

The medications affected are:

  1. Ambien
  2. Butisol sodium
  3. Carbrital
  4. Dalmane
  5. Doral
  6. Halcion
  7. Lunesta
  8. Placidyl
  9. Prosom
  10. Restoril
  11. Rozerem
  12. Seconal
  13. Sonata

FDA News Release
 
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has anyone else experienced sleepwalking while taking ambien? Do people who sleepwalk get violent such as stabbing people?:confused:
 

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