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Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc.
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Rozerem is a prescription medicine for adults to treat insomnia where the problem is trouble falling asleep.
Rozerem has not been studied in children. It is not known if Rozerem is safe and effective for children.
Side Effects of Rozerem
The following are the major potential risks and side effects of Rozerem therapy. However, this list is not complete. The following are the major potential risks and side effects of Rozerem therapy:
- Worsening of insomnia, mental, or behavior changes. These may happen if your insomnia is caused by a mental or medical problem. Your healthcare professional should check you carefully for other health problems before prescribing Rozerem. Tell your healthcare professional if you develop:
- worse insomnia
- mental problems including thoughts of harming yourself
- behavior changes
- Drowsiness. Rozerem may affect your ability to drive or do other dangerous activities. Do not do these activities after taking Rozerem. After taking Rozerem, do only activities needed to get ready for bed.
- Affect reproductive hormones. Rozerem may affect the reproductive hormones by increasing prolactin and potentially decreasing testosterone levels. This may cause missed monthly periods, nipple drainage, decreased sex drive, or problems getting pregnant. Your healthcare professional may do blood tests to check your hormone levels if you have any of these symptoms.
- Some common side effects that may occur with Rozerem include:
- daytime sleepiness
- worsening insomnia
Who Should Not Take Rozerem
You should not take Rozerem if you have any of the following conditions:
- are allergic to ramelteon or any of its ingredients
- have severe liver disease
Interactions with Rozerem
Rozerem and certain other medicines can interact with each other. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Rozerem works or Rozerem may affect how your other medicines work. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.
Especially, tell your healthcare professional if you take:
- rifampin (Rifadin)
- ketoconazole (Nizoral)
- fluconazole (Diflucan)
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