Sleeping Pills May Raise Death Risk in Obese People

Sleeping pills  may nearly double the risk of death in obese people, even those who take 18 pills or less per year, according to a  new study .

Researchers from a Scripps Clinic-led study examined information from about 40,000 obese patients, including 10,532  sleeping pill  users who took the drugs to for an average of 2.5 years and 23,647 participants who did not take the pills.

The research, which is published in the BMJ Open journal, shows that the use of  sleeping pills  led to about one extra death per year for every 100 people who ingested the medication and. It also shows that eight of the most commonly used sleeping pills, including  Ambien  (zolpidem) and  Restoril  (temazepam), increased the risks of cancer and death in obese people.

Daniel Kripke, a psychiatrist for Scripps, suggested that the risk of death among obese people to take sleeping pills could be linked to some type of interaction between the medications and apnea conditions that are common in larger people.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a sleeping pill or another  dangerous drug , contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to find out if a  dangerous drug lawyer  may be able to help you.

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