Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Warning against over-the-counter sleep aids

From CTV News:
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use a sleep aid product called Optimum Health Care Sleep Easy because it contains an undeclared drug that can be habit-forming.

The department says the drug, clonazepam, is known to be habit-forming after even a few months of use.

Health Canada says people who have been using the product should consult with a health-care professional before they stop taking the pills, because of the risk of serious withdrawal symptoms. ...more

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