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Ambien is prescribed to treat sleep problems in adults. Ambien helps users fall asleep more quickly by inducing a calming effect in the brain. In April 2019, the FDA announced that Ambien, and other prescription sleep medications, require a black box warning to alert users that these drugs can trigger dangerous sleep behaviors that can result in serious injuries.

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Contact our Ambien Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Ambien cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Ambien Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

What is Ambien?

Ambien contains an active ingredient known as zolpidem. Ambien and other sleep medications, such as Lunesta and Sonata, belong to a class of drugs called sedative hypnotics. They work by targeting the GABA neurotransmitter receptors in the brain. Ambien accounts for approximately 85 percent of the sleeping pills prescribed for insomnia in the United States.

What is Happening with Ambien?

Ambien users are at risk of serious injury from complex sleep-related behaviors that occur when they awake in the middle of the night. These behaviors, known as parasomnias, include sleep walking, sleep eating, sleep driving, and others. A person who is under the influence of Ambien is at risk of engaging in conduct that is risky and dangerous, such as falling (especially the elderly), driving while drinking, and self-injury because parts of the brain that control awareness and memory are temporarily disabled.

In April, federal regulators required certain drugs prescribed for insomnia including Lunesta, Sonata, Ambien, and Intermezzo, to display boxed warning labels that notify users of complex sleep behaviors. The decision to label sleep medications with new warnings comes in the wake of 66 reports of patients engaging in risky behaviors after taking insomnia medications. In 46 other cases, users incurred serious non-fatal injuries after taking the sleep medications and then sleepwalking, sleep driving, and engaging in other activities while not fully awake. In addition to the boxed warning, the FDA included a “contraindication” to advise patients not to use these medications if they have experienced complex sleep behaviors after taking these substances.

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-requires-stronger-warnings-about-rare-serious-incidents-related-certain-prescription-insomnia

https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20190430/ambien-lunesta-other-sleep-aids-get-new-warning#1

Ambien Side Effects and Complication

The most common side effects of Ambien include:

  • Headaches;
  • Lethargy;
  • Dizziness;
  • Digestive issues;
  • Allergic reactions;
  • Sinus infection and sore throat;
  • Labored breathing;
  • Irregular heartbeat; and
  • Depression.

The most serious complications of Ambien include injuries sustained as a result of:

  • Excessive eating;
  • Sleep walking;
  • Hallucinations;
  • Falls;
  • Burns;
  • Near drowning;
  • Self-injuries;
  • Suicide or attempted suicide; and
  • Sleep driving (which can cause collisions and drunk driving).

Ambien Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Ambien Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Ambien cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Ambien Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

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