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Dangerous Drug Claims Related to Ambien (Part A)

When a drug that is used to treat a medical condition is found to cause injuries, it could be labeled as a dangerous drug. What's more, it could lead an individual to file a South Carolina personal injury claim.

One such dangerous drug that has been under scrutiny is Ambien.
If you have experienced severe side effects of Ambien and have sustained injuries as a result, you may benefit from consulting with a Charleston dangerous product lawyer. A Charleston dangerous product lawyer will evaluate your case to determine if you should proceed with filing a South Carolina personal injury claim.

What is Ambien?

Ambien is a medication that works as a sedative, otherwise known as a hypnotic.
It works by slowing down the individual's central nervous system to treat insomnia, a condition which makes falling or staying asleep difficult.

Ambien alters the unbalanced chemicals in the brain to create a feeling of relaxation. It is designed for short-term use and although it is mainly prescribed to treat insomnia, it may be used for other purposes listed in the medication guide.

Ambien was given FDA approval in 1999 and is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis.

What makes Ambien a dangerous drug?

This drug has been associated with a number of serious side effects.
While side effects of Ambien may vary, this drug is also considered dangerous because of the differing effects on individuals.

Ambien has been known to cause short-term memory loss or amnesia.
This memory loss has been found to occur from the time an individual takes Ambien until the effects of the medication subside. Some individuals have reported an inability to remember what happened.

While there is a warning that those who are taking Ambien should only do so when they are able to get a full night's sleep, between 7 to 8 hours, it can still become a dangerous drug if someone were to take it while on medication.

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