Numerous Americans use prescription sleep meds such as Lunesta, Ambien, and Sonata to receive good shut-eye. Yet, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday slapped a difficult new warning label on this class of drugs, because of risks from daytime drowsiness the day when used.
The move was driven by 66 cases in which patients involved in something are labeled “complex sleep behaviors” after taking the insomnia medications.
In 20 cases, behaviors become deadly. Causes of death ranged from drowning, carbon monoxide poisoning, falls, hypothermia or automobile collisions (with the individual driving), an apparent suicide, the FDA said.… Read More