Sleep Drugs Like Ambien Will Get a New FDA Warning About Potentially Fatal Side Effects  Gizmodo

The Food and Drug Administration is forcing certain sleep drugs to carry a deadly serious warning about the rare, frightening side effects they can cause.

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Certain commonly used sleeping pills will now contain a new boxed warning alerting patients to possible serious or life-threatening behaviors that may result from taking these drugs.Certain commonly used sleeping pills will now contain a new boxed warning alerting patients to possible serious or life-threatening behaviors that may result from taking these drugs.

FDA strengthens warning about sleeping pill dangers

The labels must mention that side effects include risky behaviors, such as sleepwalking and sleep driving, that can lead to injury and even death.The labels must mention that side effects include risky behaviors, such as sleepwalking and sleep driving, that can lead to injury and even death.