9 years old girl dies after drinking milkshake spiked with sleeping pills


Sleeping pills have killed many children over the years. Many mothers complain that their children couldn’t get a sound sleep forgetting that all children are not the same in health stability.

Recently, a nine-year-old Jeffreys Bay girl died after her mother allegedly put sleeping pills into her milkshake. Report confirmed that after the girl’s mother had a fall out with her friend, she put the pills into her daughter’s milkshake before putting the girl to bed, and then consumed the pills herself.

“The mom woke up the next morning, but the daughter did not,” police spokesperson reported. When the mother realised in the morning that her daughter had died, she allegedly tried to take her own life by slitting her wrists. A friend of the mother arrived and took her to a local hospital. The friend called the police and they arrived at the hospital to rescue the situation.

Every mother must understand the health status of her child before administering any kind of sleeping tablets. A sleeping pill may be effective at ending your sleep problems short-term. But it’s important to make sure you understand everything you need to know about sleeping pills. That also includes knowing about sleeping pill side effects.

Sleeping pills have side effects like most medications. Common side effects of prescription sleeping pills such as Lunesta, Sonata, Ambien, Rozerem, and Halcion may include: Burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs. Also, changes in appetite, constipation, diarrhea, difficulty keeping balance, dizziness, daytime drowsiness, dry mouth or throat, headache, heartburn, impairment the next day, mental slowing or problems with attention or memory, stomach pain or tenderness, uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, unusual dreams and weakness can be the simple side effects.

However, there are some sleeping pills with potentially harmful side effects, including parasomnias. Parasomnias are movements, behaviors and actions over which you have no control, like sleepwalking. During a parasomnia, you are asleep and unaware of what is happening.

In addition, people can have an allergic reaction to any medicine, which could be related to either the active ingredient of the medicine itself or to any of its inactive ingredients (such as dyes, binders or coatings). People who have an allergic reaction to a specific sleeping pill should avoid it. It’s important to talk to your doctor (remember that not all children can voice out their pains) at the first sign of these serious side effects, including: Blurred vision or any other problems with your sight, chest pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing which can lead to death, feeling that the throat is closing, hives, hoarseness, itching, nausea, pounding heartbeat, rash, shortness of breath, swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, or throat and vomiting.

As a matter of fact, the rate of children and adults dying from sleeping pills is becoming outrageous. It has been advised that parents should find out the allergies of their children before administering any drugs or better still, avoid giving children sleeping pills. Also, drugs should be legally prescribed before consumption. It is better to prevent than to cure the incurable.

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