California Zolpidem Tartare Injury Attorneys for the LGBT Community
About Zolpidem Tartare
Zolpidem tartare, commonly known as Ambien, is a sedative-hypnotic used for the treatment of insomnia. It works by attaching to GABA receptors in the brain to successfully silence the mind of those who have problems falling and staying asleep. It was approved by the FDA in 1993, however, has been associated with many potentially life-threatening side effects including:
- Sleep driving
- Sleep binge eating
- Anterograde amnesia
- Falling asleep while operating heavy machinery
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
Some additional and less severe side effects include:
- Muscle aches
- Fatigue or unusual drowsiness
In the past, these dangerous incidents have occurred in cases when people may appear coherent, but have no recollection of the incident. Stories associated with the drug have ranged from less severe occurrences to more severe occurrences such as sleepwalking off of balconies.
Subsequently, the FDA has mandated a lower recommended dose of zolpidem tartare due to the fact that the drug may increase blood levels, thus impairing activities that require vigilance even the following morning. In 2007, after an increase in reports regarding the number of dangerous behaviors induced by sedative-hypnotic drugs including Ambien, the FDA required that the manufacturers update their labels; these labels were to warn against behaviors related to sleep, such as sleep-driving and sleepwalking. Overall, the drug has had a negative affect on thousands of people, leading to numerous lawsuits.
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If you or a loved one has experienced adverse effects associated with taking zolpidem tartare, contact Pride Legal today. Our attorneys throughout the Los Angeles and Southern California areas are committed to helping members of the LGBT community. We will handle your specific case fiercely and successfully in order to obtain optimal results.
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