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  • Eszopiclone (LUNESTA): Too Dangerous at Any Dose [hide all summaries]
    (October 2014)
    The Food and Drug Administration’s recent recommendation to lower the starting dose of the insomnia drug eszopiclone is insufficient to address the drug’s dangers. Learn why Public Citizen’s Health Research Group continues to designate eszopiclone as Do Not Use.
  • Sleeping Pill Poses Safety Risks [hide all summaries]
    (April 2013)
    Learn about new warnings concerning multiple formulations of a widely used sleeping pill. The levels of the drug remaining in the blood the morning after use may be high enough to impair activities requiring mental alertness, including driving.
  • Drug Mix-Ups [hide all summaries]
    (June 2011)
    This article lists 355 drugs with names that are often confused with similar-sounding drug names. Find out what you can do to prevent getting the wrong drug.
  • Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Certain Medications or Diseases [hide all summaries]
    (August 2008)
    The article discusses 273 drugs that can have harmful interactions with alcohol. Also reviewed are several ways in which these harmful interactions can occur: 1/ Medications Can Increase Alcohol Blood Levels 2/ Additive effects of medications and alcohol. One of the best- known drug-alcohol interactions is when alcohol, a depressant, is taken with other sedative medications, and excessive sedation or depression of respiration can occur 3/Alcohol can increase the blood levels of some medications leading to toxicity of these drugs. 4/ Alcohol also can reduce blood levels of some medications causing them to be less effective. Although some of the interactions between alcohol and medications mainly occur in people who drink heavily (three or more drinks on one occasion), many of these interactions may occur with much lower amounts of alcohol use, such as one to two drinks on an occasion. We strongly urge you to tell your physicians and other health care providers how much alcohol you are drinking so they can effectively assess the risks and advise you about the safe use of alcohol and medications.
  • A Review of Eszopiclone (LUNESTA): A Not-So-New Sleeping Pill [hide all summaries]
    (July 2005)
    This drug has no unique benefits, is costly and has caused cancer in an animal study.

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