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General symptomatic and supportive measures should be used, along with immediate gastric lavage where appropriate. Intravenous fluids should be administered as needed. As in all cases of drug overdose, respiration, pulse, blood pressure, and other appropriate vital signs should be monitored, and general supportive measures employed.
Hemodialysis does not effectively reduce exposure to ROZEREM (ramelteon) . Therefore, the use of dialysis in the treatment of overdosage is not appropriate.
Poison Control Center
As with the management of all overdosage, the possibility of multiple drug ingestion should be considered. Contact a poison control center for current information on the management of overdosage.
Patients who develop angioedema after treatment with ROZEREM (ramelteon) should not be rechallenged with the drug.
Patients should not take ROZEREM (ramelteon) in conjunction with fluvoxamine (Luvox) [see DRUG INTERACTIONS].
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/14/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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