FDA issues warning about popular sleeping pills


The FDA is issuing an urgent safety alert for people taking prescription sleeping pills. 

The warning includes Lunesta, Sonata and Ambien

There have been 20 reports of deaths and several rare but serious injuries from dangerous side effects. 

There are documented cases of sleepwalking, sleep driving and performing other activities like using a stove while not fully awake. 

This is not a recall. The FDA is clarifying the potential danger of these sleep drugs. 

The agency will require new warnings on the boxes and will continue to monitor side effects and incidents. 

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