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Warning for Ambien uses as dosage rules change

There are new rules for the popular sleeping pill Ambien.

The FDA is cutting the dosage for women in half.

Lab studies show that Ambien leaves patients drowsy in the morning raising the risk of car accidents.

The recommended dose for women should be lowered to five milligrams from ten, for immediate-release products like Ambien, Edluar and Zolpimist, which carry the same active ingredient.

For men who eliminate the drug more quickly, health care providers should ‘consider’ prescribing lower doses.

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