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journalism examines suggested drug dose based on sex
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Watched a program ( alias , 1 hour) Sun nite by investigative journalism ,where suggested drug doses based on sex are examined. Ambien was one mentioned ,where they now know for 20 yr women have been prescribed too much, that 45% is still in the body the next morning. All the testing was done on men in order to eliminate those pesky female hormones and they now realize metabolism is different.Thought this may be of interest to anyone using this. Check it out , informative.
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Yes, that came out last year or so didn't it? The drug difference? Once they started giving women less, it was much better for them.

Took 'em long enough to figure it out!
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Actually, if companies were smart, they would base dosing on both gender and weight. Based on personal experience, I know that my size and gender make me far less reactive to some medications...the same dose that has an average lady or smaller guy "talking with the birdies" on the back lawn may "take the edge off" for me.
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