Life is so much harder when you have trouble sleeping. Accordingly, many Americans turn to prescription sleeping medications, such as Ambien, to help them get a good night’s sleep and wake up ready to face the day.
The FDA, however, is concerned that Ambien and similar sleeping medications may actually pose a threat to users in the morning. Specifically, the FDA is concerned that the medication remains in a person’s system and increases the risk of car accident injuries the next morning. Accordingly, last month the FDA required the manufacturers of Ambien and similar drugs to lower the dosages to try and prevent morning accident injuries. The FDA is requiring that the dosages for women be cut in half since the drug seems to remain in women’s systems longer and is suggesting that the dosages for men be similarly cut.
What This May Mean for You
If you take Ambien or a similar drug containing zolpidem, then it is important to talk to your doctor. If you have been in a morning car crash and you believe the other driver may have been drowsy, it is important to talk to your lawyer about your concerns so that appropriate discovery efforts can be made and the true cause of your accident can be known.
Contact a Culpeper Car Accident Attorney if You’ve Been Hurt
If you have been injured in a recent Virginia auto accident then it is important to find out about your rights and to protect your potential recovery. Please contact an experienced Culpeper car accident lawyer today at 540-825-6046 or 800-741-1012 for more information.