Sleeping Pills Side Effects and Risks
Increased Risk of Sleeping Pill Death
Between six and ten percent of all U.S. adults take some form of sleeping medication. If you use a prescription medication such as Ambien, Lunesta, or Sonata, you may be at an increased risk of a premature sleeping pill death.
A recent study has found that users of prescription sleep aids were up to four times more likely to die during the two and a half year period after the research had taken place. Prescription sleep aid users were also found to have a 35 percent increased risk of developing cancer when compared to those who did not take sleep aids.
Prescription Sleeping Pill Death and Other Sleeping Pill Side Effects
Aside from the link between the use of sleeping pills and death, other sleeping pill side effects have also been associated with the prescription sleep aids. They include:
- The development of lymphoma, lung, colon, or prostate cancers
- Prolonged hospitalization
- Sleep walking, sleep eating, sleep driving, and memory loss
Ambien has been identified as one of the top 10 drugs found in impaired drivers, according to state toxicology laboratories.
File a Sleeping Pill Death or Injury Lawsuit
Taking prescription sleeping pill such as Ambien, Lunesta, or Sonata may increase the risk of numerous health problems, including early sleeping pill death. Contact Sokolove Law today for a free legal consultation regarding a sleeping pill lawsuit.
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