Rozerem is in a class of drugs called sleep medications. Rozerem affects chemicals in your brain that may affect sleep. Rozerem induces sleep and causes relaxation. It is prescribed for the treatment of insomnia.
Rozerem should be taken within 30 minutes before going to bed and activities should be confined to those necessary to prepare for bed. Rozerem should not be taken with or immediately after a high-fat meal. Engaging in hazardous activities that require concentration (such as operating a motor vehicle or heavy machinery) after taking Rozerem should be avoided.
Rozerem should not be used in patients with hypersensitivity to ramelteon or any components of the formulation. Rozerem can be prescribed for long-term use. However, failure of insomnia to remit after a reasonable period of time, worsening of insomnia, or the emergence of new cognitive or behavioral abnormalities after taking Rozerem should be evaluated, as such symptoms may be the result of an unrecognized underlying medical disorder. In primarily depressed patients, worsening of depression, including suicidal ideation, has been reported in association with the use of hypnotics.
Rozerem should not be used by patients with severe hepatic impairment, or in patients in combination with fluvoxamine.
Rozerem has not been studied in subjects with severe sleep apnea or severe COPD and is not recommended for use in those populations. Patients should be advised to exercise caution if they consume alcohol in combination with Rozerem.