Falling asleep at night and staying asleep is a problem for many people, particularly women. Not only is insomnia more common among women, there are also gender-specific differences in the way that prescription medications treat the condition.
For instance, a recent study involving 13 men and 11 women of similar age and body mass found that varying doses of zolpidem (Ambien) worked differently in women than they did in men.
To begin, the sleep-induced drug stayed in the women’s bloodstreams longer and reached higher blood concentrations in women than in men. With this finding, the FDA has recommended that the maximum sleeping pill dosage for women and older adults be reduced by half.
Are you experiencing problems falling or staying asleep? It is very important that you follow directions exactly when it comes to taking your medication.
At Med-Fast Pharmacy, we focus on your safety, combined with our philosophy of personalized customer service. This means that you will always be properly instructed on the correct method of taking your medicine. Next time you need a prescription filled, come to us.
If you have any questions about medicines please call us at 866-444-6290 for answers. We have 12 area locations to serve you. We’re more than a pharmacy, we’re family! We can tailor a program to your personal diabetic needs. We also have a specialized compounding pharmacy for those with specific prescription doses.