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Rozerem Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ramelteon (Rozerem)?
- What are the possible side effects of ramelteon (Rozerem)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ramelteon (Rozerem)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ramelteon (Rozerem)?
- How should I take ramelteon (Rozerem)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Rozerem)?
- What happens if I overdose (Rozerem)?
- What should I avoid while taking ramelteon (Rozerem)?
- What other drugs will affect ramelteon (Rozerem)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Rozerem)?
Since ramelteon is usually taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. Ramelteon should be taken only within 30 minutes of your normal bedtime. Do not take extra medicine to make up a missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Rozerem)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking ramelteon (Rozerem)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of ramelteon.
What other drugs will affect ramelteon (Rozerem)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- donepezil (Aricept);
- doxepin (Sinequan, Silenor);
- methoxsalen (Oxsoralen);
- primaquine or thiabendazole (Mintezol);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane);
- an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), norfloxacin (Noroxin), or ofloxacin (Floxin);
- heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone) or mexiletine (Mexitil); or
- an antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan) or ketoconazole (Nizoral).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ramelteon. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ramelteon.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Rozerem Information
- Rozerem Drug Interactions Center: ramelteon oral
- Rozerem Side Effects Center
- Rozerem Overview including Precautions
- Rozerem FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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