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77% of patients ignore FDA safety recommendations for Ambien

Thomas J. Moore
Most patients who use Ambien report sustained use despite the significant decline in efficacy after 14 days of continued use, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
“[Ambien (zolpidem, Sanofi-Aventis)] was the most widely used prescription hypnotic medication and the fourth most frequently prescribed psychiatric drug in 2013,” Thomas J. Moore, AB, from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, and Donald R. Mattison, MD, MS, from Risk Sciences International, wrote.
“However, the prescribing information and FDA Drug Safety Communications
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