A New Contraindication for Ambien and the Z-Hypnotics
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 17, Number 9, September 2019
Chris Aiken, MD
Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCPP
Dr. Aiken and Dr. Puzantian have disclosed that they have no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
The FDA rarely issues absolute contraindications, but that’s where their language is tilting in a new warning on Z-Hypnotics. We look at the data behind their decision and offer six tips for safer prescribing of sleep medications.