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Addiction and Substance Abuse

Side Effects of Use of Ambien During Pregancy

04/29/2010

Question:

are there side effects harmful to the deveoping fetus from the drug ambien during pregnancy and is there the possiblity of "withdrawal" after birth in the baby?

Answer:

Using ambien once daily at bedtime should not cause any harm or withdrawal to the baby.  

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Response by:

Debra K Gardner, PhamD Debra K Gardner, PhamD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University