CPS PSO-WATCH/ALERT! Ambien Sleep Aid Associated with Increased Fall Rate

November 28, 2012    |   By: Calevir

PSO Alert:   The Center for Patient Safety is issuing an alert to all healthcare providers that may currently be using Ambien as a sleep aid for their patients.   This includes but is not limited to hospitals, long term care, and nursing home affiliates.

The Mayo Clinic announced last week in “Health Day News” that a study involving 16,000 inpatients showed the fall rate for those taking Ambien as a sleep aid quadrupled, compared with patients not taking the drug.

Read the full PSO Alert.

 

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