The FDA announced today (1/10/13) that is it requiring manufacturers to cut dosages of sleeping pills. Drugs like Ambien and Zolpimist have been proven to leave people groggy in the morning after taking them. This requires all drugs with the active ingredient zolpidem to be taken in lower doses. This regulation will reduce grogginess in the morning and reduce the risk for accidents while on the way to work. Women eliminate this drug more slowly than men do, so their dosages will be lowered be half. Men's dosages will not be reduced as much. 10 to 15 % of women have zolpidem in their systems 8 hours after taking this, while men have only about 3 % in their systems. This regulation has come about by recent tests that show that people remain impaired from taking such sleeping pills. Doctors will only prescribe larger doses if the lower doses do not work.
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