Transcript for New Health Alert for Sleep Aid Drug
Headline for hours sleep deprived nation a true wake up call from the FDA today the experts worry. That the starting dose of a popular sleeping -- really -- -- is too big for many people the results can affect your life. And ABC's chief medical editor doctor Richard Nasr is here to break it all down -- -- rich yet so basic. To -- the FDA's saying that anyone who's starting on the drug who Nestor or generic -- started half the dose it's currently recommended so instead of two milligrams it's one milligram. The reason for that is the effect of the drug last into the morning. Take a look at this recent study seven and a half hours after taking a three milligram dose. Many people -- -- problems with memory coordination. You won't want to be driving. But it continues past that -- eleven and a half hours some people are still impaired and often they didn't even -- -- and eleven and a half hours are out some people said the bottom -- -- -- start with this low -- possible for many people that tiny -- is -- -- -- any -- Cambridge -- reporting and thank -- --
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