Rozerem (Ramelteon)

Rozerem (Ramelteon)

Rozerem (Ramelteon)

Rozerem is in the class of drugs known as sedative/hypnotics. It is used to help people sleep as they go through drug and alcohol treatment programs. It is non-addictive.

What is Rozerem?



Rozerem is a hypnotic agent. It works on the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, also known as its circadian rhythm, and its naturally occurring melatonin hormone. Therefore, Rozerem should be taken before bedtime. Rozerem is considered non-addictive, is not a sedative and does not produce a high.

Uses for Rozerem

Rozerem is used to help patients who have difficulty falling asleep, a condition clinically referred to as sleep-onset insomnia, fall asleep more quickly. It may be used in a drug rehabilitation facility for the treatment of insomnia caused by substance abuse. It works on the MT1 and MT2 receptors which are responsible for inducing sleep. When drugs are abused, these and other receptors do not function properly. Rozerem is a sleep aid medication used for newly clean and sober patients sleep as it helps bring balance to the neurotransmitters and is non-addictive,  not a controlled substance and does not produce rebound insomnia when its use is stopped. Rozerem use should be avoided by those with mental health disorders as some people will experience abnormal thinking and behavioral changes, including reduced inhibitions, while taking Rozerem.

Drinking alcohol while taking Rozerem can be dangerous.

Side Effects of Rozerem

  • Nausea
  • Exacerbated insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Severe side effects

  • Allergic reactions such as swelling of the tongue and throat
  • Sleep-walking
  • Worsening of depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Decreased testosterone levels
  • Increased prolactin levels

Rozerem should not be taken in combination with the antidepressant Luvox or by those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or severe liver problems.

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