Emergency room visits rise among sleeping pill users
Sleeping pills affect women differently than men
6:35 AM, May 2, 2013
A wakeup call for anyone who takes Ambien.
A new study shows a huge jump in emergency room visits and most of them are women. The study finds adverse reactions-- which can include hallucinations, paranoia and confusion -- sent more than 19,000 people to the hospital in 2010.
Two-thirds of them were women. So why are women more at risk than men? Doctors say it takes longer for women to clear the drug out of their system.
Doctors warn that this extremely popular drug must be used carefully.