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ambien can cause hallucinations.
this can happen in some people.
yes he should try another sleep aid and be monitored a bit longer before he needs dementia testing.
Is it true that Ambient is being taken off the market? Is it true that Ambient can cause such side affects as hallutionations?
ambien is not being taken off the market.
however, it is known to cause hallucinations in some patients.
and sometimes sleep walking, or cooking while sleep walking
or eating while sleep walking.
so it is a very weird drug which can have weird affects in some people.
so just because your dad had an hallucination, does not mean he has dementia.
it could very well be just a side effect of ambien.