Sunday, September 28, 2008

Side Effects

So a good friend is having some sleeping trouble and thus taking Ambien CR. She gave me the side effect warning label. Part of it reads:

"Sleep-Driving" and other complex behaviors: There have been reports of people getting out of bed after taking a sleep medicine and driving their cars while not fully awake, often with no memory of the event. If you experience such an event, it should be reported to your doctor immediately, since "sleep-driving" can be dangerous.
Well no kidding! But wait, there's more!

This behavior is more likely to occur when Ambien CR is taken with alcohol or other drugs such as those for the treatment of depression or anxiety. Other complex behaviors such as preparing and eating food, making phone calls, or having sex have been reported in people who are not fully awake after taking a sleep medicine. As with "sleep-driving", people usually do not remember these events.

This is kind of funny on a lot of levels, but I think my favorite is how "having sex" is equated as a "complex behavior" with eating and making a phone call. And in searching around for pics to use for this blog entry I found this little gem:

Talk about something that would sell! Too bad the warning label gets in the way.


Lima Bean said...

so does this "good friend" happen to be alisa? cause man, she does crazy things in her sleep. now i know that she's addicted to ambien cr and has never admitted it. time for an intervention. . .

jeepmama said...

having sex while not fully awake? Matt's gonna start slipping Ambien into my iced tea...