MEDICATIONS affect women differently than men but you wouldn’t know it from prescribed drugs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that five times as many women were experiencing driving impairment eight hours after taking the drug. As a result, doctors now prescribe “sex-specific” Ambien which is a lower dose.
In Canada the drug is sold under the name Sublinox. But sex-specific prescriptions are the exception rather than the rule.
David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.