Ambien tied to car accidents in elderly, women
from HealthDay via Psychiatry Advisor
Zolpidem users, especially women and individuals aged ≥80 years, have higher rates of motor vehicle collisions, according to a study published online in Sleep Medicine. John N. Booth III, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues examined the correlation between current use of zolpidem-containing medications and MVCs in 2,000 drivers aged ≥70 years. The five-year MVC and at-fault MVC rate ratios (RRs) were estimated for zolpidem users versus nonusers.
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