Sleep drugs can affect men and women differently – 60 Minutes

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Differences between sexes are more pervasive than previously thought; scientists call for a re-examination of medical research, including drug dosages, based on sex

Differences between men and women prompted the FDA last year to recommend that each take different dosages of this country’s most popular sleep drug, Ambien.  The FDA cut the suggested dose for women in half after new studies showed that women were more likely to be left the next morning with levels of the drug in their bodies that could impair driving an automobile.  That’s because women metabolize Ambien differently,

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