The FDA cannot be certain the accidents are cause by zolpidem along. Many of the reports lack information such as dosage, time of day taken, time of the accident, and alcohol or drug use of patients.
The FDA is urging health care professionals to properly warn patients about the risks of next-mroning impairment while on these drugs. The agency recommends that people who take sleep medications talk to their doctors about ways to take the lowest effective dose.
Patients are asked to contact the FDA’s MedWatch program if they suffer side effects from the use of zolpidem or another insomnia medication.